May 28, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Minor

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The Business Administration Minor is designed for and offered to non-business students only. Course content will provide adequate coverage and include the necessary breadth to provide a general understanding of the business discipline. The program has no prerequisites but assumes the students have a sufficient understanding of economics and basic mathematics skills in order to understand fundamental analytical business concepts.


The Business Administration Minor is designed as a cohort structure, where students take four required foundational courses, two during the Fall semester and two during the Spring semester of their sophomore or junior year. Two additional business electives will be taken during the following semesters and chosen in consultation with the minor advisor. All courses must be taken in residence to ensure coherence and completeness of the cohort learning experience. An assessment test will be given after all four foundational courses have been completed, to ensure students have mastered the information covered in these courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required in the minor.

Students are asked to apply for the minor during the Spring semester of their freshman or sophomore year and will be notified of the decision in time for Fall semester registration. Enrollment in the foundational courses will begin during the Fall semester of the sophomore/junior year. In some exceptional cases, the Associate Dean may allow students to apply during the Spring semester of their freshman year and enroll in courses the Fall semester of their sophomore year.

Minor Requirements

All business minor students are required to complete four foundational courses (12 semester hours) and two (6 semester hours) upper division business elective classes, all with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.


Students will also complete two upper division business classes (6 semester hours) based upon their understanding of foundational courses as well as personal interest and career plan. Upper division and elective courses appropriate for those in the business minor program will be designated by the faculty of each CBA department and in consultation with a business faculty advisor. All minor required courses must be completed in residence.

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