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Many Temple University undergraduates are currently taking selected business courses to prepare themselves better for their careers after graduation. The Fox School of Business and Management offers a number of minor and certificate programs to facilitate this preparation. Some programs are open to all students in the university; others are restricted to a limited student population. Requirements for a minor or certificate must be completed prior to graduation and minors will be recorded on the student's official university transcript upon graduation. Please visit our minor and certificate web site for further information.

Minors

 

The Business Minor

  • Open to non-business students only.
  • Quantitatively oriented - provides a good foundation for non-business students to facilitate the transition into an M.B.A. program.
  • Eight courses (five of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

General Business Studies Minor

  • Open to non-business students only.
  • Less quantitative - provides a good foundation of business skills with the flexibility to explore selected areas of interest in business.
  • Eight courses required (five of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Four courses required for foundation: Economics 1101, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Marketing 2101;
    • Four electives chosen from approved list: Accounting 2102 or 2902, Accounting 3511 or 3911; Business Administration 3102; Economics 1102 or 1902, Economics 3500-level elective where prerequisites are met; General & Strategic Management 2501, 2502, 3501; Healthcare Management 3501, 3502, 4596; Human Resource Management 2501, 3501, 3502, 3503; International Business Administration 2501, 2502; Law S.B.M. 0856 or 0956, 1102, 3502, 3503, 3504; Management Information Systems 2101, 2501, 2502; Marketing 3501, 3503, 3504, 3508; Risk Management & Insurance 2101 or 2901; Statistics 2101 or 2901 or Statistics 2103 or 2903.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

The Accounting Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand basic business foundations, financial statements, and the accountant’s role in the management of a company.
  • Twelve courses required (seven of these, including three departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103;
    • Four departmental courses: Accounting 3511, 3512, plus two additional courses in accounting.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as minimum grades of C- in each foundation course and minimum grades of C in accounting courses unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

The Economics Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Understand basic business foundations and learn how the impact of economics affects public and personal issues.
  • Twelve courses required (seven of these, including three departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103;
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation; course prerequisites must still be met.
    • Four departmental courses: Economics 3501 or 3502, plus three* additional courses in economics at the 3000-level.
      • *If both Economics 3501 and 3502 are taken, one counts as one of these electives.
      • *Business students who complete a required 3000 level economics elective as part of their BBA requirements may count this as one of the 3 electives. (This applies to freshmen admitted prior to fall 2008 and transfer students admitted prior to spring 2010.)
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

The Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Provides the basic business foundation to manage a successful entrepreneurial enterprise.
  • Eleven courses required (six of these, including two departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103;
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation.
    • Three departmental courses: General & Strategic Management 3501, 3585, 4596.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 across courses in both the foundation and the department is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

The Healthcare Management Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop value-added skills for health-related professions through understanding the business principles underlying healthcare systems.
  • Three courses required (all three courses must be taken at Temple University):
    • Healthcare Management 3501, 3502, 4596;
    • Economics 3507 is recommended but not required as an additional course.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

Information Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Open only to business students who have completed MIS 2101.
  • Integrate two of the most important elements of the Fox School: the enabling role of IT and the drive of entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Four courses required (all four must be taken at Temple University):
    • General Strategic Management 3501;
    • Management Information Systems 3536;
    • Two electives from: MIS 3596, MIS 2502, GSM 3503, GSM 3585, or Marketing 3505 (Entrepreneurial Marketing). BTMM 4614 (Creating a Media Business) can be substituted for Marketing 3505.
      • Fox school majors cannot double count courses they have already completed for their major.
      • Entrepreneurship majors can take the ITIE minor but they cannot double count courses already taken for their major. A different course will need to be substituted for the required GSM 3501 for the minor. Students are encouraged to find a relevant course appropriate to their interest. This substitution will need to be approved in advance by the department and Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
      • MIS majors can take the ITIE minor but they cannot double count courses already taken for their major. They are encouraged to take the non-MIS courses for the electives.
    • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course unless otherwise specified.
    • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
    • Visit the MIS departmental web site for more information and to declare or rescind this minor.

 

The Management Information Systems (MIS) Minor

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Learn to identify, select and evaluate technology solutions for business problems, become a knowledgeable user of IT and become the person in the organization who can successfully interact with technology professionals.
  • Eleven courses required (six of these, including two departmental, must be taken at Temple University):
    • Eight courses for foundation (completion of the Business Minor*): Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Accounting 2102, Marketing 2101, Risk Management & Insurance 2101, Statistics 2101 or 2103;
      • *Students may substitute completion of the General Business Studies Minor for the eight course foundation.
    • Three departmental courses: MIS 2101 and 2502; Select one from: 2501, 3533, 3534, 3536, 3580, or 3596.
      • Note for freshmen admitted fall 2008 and after: MIS 2101 will be replaced by MIS 3596.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C- in each course unless otherwise specified.
  • Courses for the minor must be completed prior to graduation; if completed, the minor will be recorded on the final transcript upon graduation.
  • Visit the MIS departmental web site for more information and to declare or rescind this minor.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the minor declaration form early in their academic career.

 

The marketing minor

  • Open only to business students.
  • Explore a firm's value creation, customer acquisition, and development and retention processes, expanding career options especially for students with majors in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, and Real Estate.
  • Four courses required beyond Marketing 2101 (all except 2101 must be taken at Temple University):
    • Marketing 3511 and 3596; Select two from: 3501, 3502*, 3503, 3504, 3505, 3506*, 3507*, 3508*, 3509*, 3553.
      • Courses marked with the * have a prerequisite of Marketing 3511 and are most appropriate for students who like to be challenged with quantitative methods and applications.
      • Marketing courses taken toward the major requirements (including majors in Entrepreneurship and International Business) can not also be applied to the minor.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in the minor is required as well as a minimum grade of C in each course (including Marketing 2101).
  • Visit the Marketing department web site for more information on this minor.
  • Visit the Fox School web site to declare or rescind this minor.

 

Certificates

 

Asian Business & Society Certificate

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop international business, area studies, cultural understanding and language skills through interdisciplinary study.
  • Seven courses required.
    • Please visit Temple CIBER for complete program description.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the certificate declaration form early in their academic career.

 

Business Basics Certificate

  • Open only to non-matriculated students.
  • Explore foundation courses that will apply toward B.B.A. if matriculate into this degree program.
  • Five courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Law S.B.M. 0856, English 0802, Human Resource Management 1101, Accounting 2101, Statistics 1001.
    • Prior to enrolling in English and statistics, students must take a placement test and complete additional English or math review courses if need is indicated by placement test results.
  • A minimum grade of C in each course is required.
  • The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.

 

Business Plus Certificate

  • Open only to non-matriculated students.
  • Explore foundation courses that will apply toward B.B.A. if matriculate into this degree program.
  • Five courses required (three of these must be taken at Temple University):
    • Economics 1101, Economics 1102, Marketing 2101, Accounting 2102, Risk Management & Insurance 2101.
  • A minimum grade of C in each course is required.
  • The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.

 

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

  • Designed to provide coursework to support alternative, entrepreneurial career paths for students across the university; to promote the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering opportunity recognition and resource acquisition that leads to innovation and invention; and to increase awareness of, and participation in, entrepreneurial opportunities available to all Temple students. This certificate will be jointly issued by the Fox School of Business and Management and its partner schools, and will appear on the student's transcript.
  • Students must complete the following three-course sequence in the following order within five semesters of completing the first course:
    • The appropriate "Entrepreneurial Thinking" or "Entrepreneurship" course for their specific subject:
      • Tyler School of Art: Graphics Arts & Design 3096: The Business of Design
      • Communications & Theater: Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media 4614: Creating a Media Business
      • Engineering: Engineering 3033: Entrepreneurial Engineering
      • Science & Technology: College of Science & Technology 4321: Entrepreneurial Thinking
    • General & Strategic Management 3001: Fundamentals of Managing a Small Business (offered fall semester only)
    • General & Strategic Management 3002: Business Plan Development (offered spring semester only)

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the certificate declaration form early in their academic career.

 

Spanish & Latin American Studies for Business

  • Open to business or non-business students.
  • Develop international business, area studies, cultural understanding and language skills through interdisciplinary study.
  • Six courses required (all must be taken at Temple University).
  • Please visit Temple CIBER for complete program description.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the certificate declaration form early in their academic career.

 

Management Information Systems (MIS) Certificate

  • Open to non-business students.
  • Learn to identify, select and evaluate technology solutions for business problems, become a knowledgeable user of IT and become the person in the organization who can successfully interact with technology professionals.
  • Three courses required (all must be taken at Temple University):
    • MIS 2101 (course requirement pending review) and 2502; Select one from: 2501, 3533, 3534, 3536, 3596.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 in courses is required, including a minimum grade of C in each course.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the certificate declaration form early in their academic career.

 

People First Certificate

  • Open only to business students.
  • Enhance management skills with people-oriented perspective.
  • Three courses required (at least 2 must be taken at Temple University):
    • Human Resource Management 3501, 3502, 3503.
  • A grade point average of 2.0 is required.
  • Declare your intention to complete this certificate when you apply for graduation.

Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the certificate will fit into their overall degree plan and are strongly encouraged to submit the certificate declaration form early in their academic career.

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