General Business Concepts

This minor is the perfect complement to all non-business majors

Every successful organization uses business fundamentals to achieve that success. These fundamentals include budget planning, goal setting and marketing as examples. These fundamentals are used in all sectors, including government, education and nonprofit. Therefore, adding business knowledge and skills to the major that matches your passion, will enhance your career opportunities. With our long history of preparing students for success in their careers, it’s no surprise that we are considered “A Best Business School” for you to get that business knowledge!

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Our graduates are prepared to meet the growing demand for business skills (2020).

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Less than 5% of business degree-granting schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation.

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General Business Concepts Minor


All Careers can use Business Knowledge

University of Northern Iowa’s business program will arm you with the skills to collect, analyze and interpret business data so you can efficiently communicate the impact with decision-makers within the organization. There are too many to list here, but a few example careers include:

  • Museum Curator
  • Principal
  • Social Worker
  • Construction Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Event Planner
  • PR Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Buyer / Purchasing Manager

General Business Concepts Courses

The following courses will give you the foundation for career success in any organization by introducing you to the basics. Keep in mind that the General Business Concepts minor is only available to non-business majors.

  • Economics
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Legal and Social Environment of Business
  • Organizational Management
  • Statistics for Business Analytics