This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2020-21 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
The minor in general business is for nonbusiness majors and requires a minimum of 18 credits. Students must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in these courses.
It is suggested that students take the foundation courses first.
ACCT 202 and ECON 203 are the recommended courses. If a student wishes to become a business major, ACCT 202 cannot be applied to the business program. ECON 203 with a minimum grade of B can be applied to the business program. Also note that students may receive credit for only two of the following three courses: ECON 203, ECON 210 or ECON 211. ACCT 205 and ECON 205 are recommended for engineering students.
FIRE 311 has the following prerequisites: SCMA 212 or MATH 200; and ACCT 203 or ACCT 202 (for nonbusiness majors). This course is restricted to students who have completed at least 54 credit hours (junior standing) or 24 credits with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Junior standing is required for MGMT 319.
All students entering junior-level business and economics courses are expected to have competency in computer-based word processing and spreadsheet skills.
Students who would like to apply transfer credits toward the general business minor will be limited to no more than one-half the total required number of credits.
Course requirements for minor in general business
|Select one of the following accounting courses:||3|
|Accounting for Non-business Majors|
|Introduction to Accounting I|
|Introduction to Accounting II|
|Introductory Accounting Survey|
|Fundamentals of Accounting|
|Select one of the following economics courses:||3|
|Introduction to Economics|
|The Economics of Product Development and Markets|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Personal Financial Planning|
|Principles of Real Estate|
|Risk and Insurance|
|General business electives|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Legal Environment of Business|
|Principles of Consulting|
|International Consulting Practicum|
|Business Information Systems|
|Managing People in Organizations|
|Survey of Entrepreneurship|