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2020-2021 Catalog
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Coggin College of Business Undergraduate Minors

Minors in the Coggin College of Business

Students wishing to obtain a minor must apply through an established procedure with their Academic Advisor. 

Minor in Business Administration (Non-business Majors)

Departments outside the Coggin College of Business that wish to offer a minor in business administration may do so provided the minor meets the requirements, including the prerequisites. Departments wishing to offer a minor in business administration should discuss the option with the Coggin associate dean prior to submitting formal program material.

Digital Marketing (Non-business Majors)

As e-marketing and social media changed the way companies, organizations, and individuals do business, your skills and competencies must keep pace. Regardless of major or academic background, you’ll need to be comfortable sharing and communicating in these core channels now and going forward. You will gain first-hand understanding of the elements driving digital transformation in today’s world (like the Internet of Things, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Telemedicine, Robotics). Graduates with a digital marketing minor will be positioned for any number of new jobs in digital marketing solution design, blogging, search engine optimization, e-detailing, site design, Internet research, digital demographics, personalization, information architecture, social media, and media design. This minor is appropriate for all students, but particularly relevant for students majoring in Advertising, Communication Studies, Graphic Design and Digital Media, Public Relations, Information Systems, among other disciples.  

Digital Marketing and Analytics (Business Majors)

Designed with extensive input from industry interested in hiring individuals to work with “big data,” this Minor is an opportunity for students across business disciplines to complement their major with skills in this fast-growing and important field.

This minor integrates digital technology and analytics to provide you with a hands-on experience applied to real world situations. Graduates with a digital marketing and analytics minor will be positioned for new and emerging jobs related to analytics, search engine optimization, e-detailing, site design, digital demographics, customer relationship management, information architecture, social media, media design, market analytics development, marketing analysis, social media management, digital marketing solution design, or forecasting and planning analysis. This minor is appropriate for all business students, but particularly relevant for students majoring in Marketing, Business Management, Finance, among other disciples.

Minor in Economics (Business and Non-business Majors)

The minor in Economics is designed for students who want to supplement their major with a background in the field that is the backdrop for all business fields. Having a minor or major in economics reveals to an employer or a graduate school that one has had training in analytical decision making, quantitative methods, as well as a global perspective on the economy and business.

Minor in Entrepreneurship (Business and Non-business Majors)

Entrepreneurial jobs are very different than those in existing corporations. Students must learn to manage risks and have the proper skills necessary to assess many different business situations. Only with critical thinking skills applied specifically to entrepreneurial issues in finance, marketing and management can these individuals reach the skill and knowledge levels required for success. The goal of the minor in Entrepreneurship is to provide students with an experiential approach to learning that builds these skills. The minor is distinct from the other minors in the Coggin College of Business in terms of the courses offered and the perspective from which business concepts will be approached and applied.

Minor in Finance (Business and Non-business Majors)

The minor in finance has been added to meet the needs of Accounting, International Business and other Coggin College of Business majors for additional coursework in this important area.

Minor in GIS and Economic Geography (Business and Non-business Majors)

Spatial skills in Economic Geography and GIS prepare students for a wide variety of occupations in government, business, planning, and education.  The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and in particular, Business GIS, has increased interest and demand for GIS and other geography courses in recent years.

Human Resource Management (Business and Non-business Majors)

The Undergraduate HRM Minor will equip you with the skills needed to recruit and hire employees strategically, reward employees for performance and retention, deal with the “sticky” issues of employee relations, and help you stay current with trends and issues in the HR world that effect your workplace. Completing an HR minor opens a pathway to well-paying employment opportunities in a variety of steadily growing fields, such as corporate training, employee relations, and HR specialties in compensation, selection, or diversity. Since HR is an ever-evolving field, HR also provides opportunity for personal growth and advancement as new strategies, technologies and skills are learned and improved upon. More importantly, HR will provide you an avenue to make an impact in your organization or entrepreneurial venture.

Minor in International Business (Business and Non-business Majors)

Students in the Coggin College of Business with an interest in the increasingly important area of international business may minor in international business. With careful course scheduling, a student can meet the requirements for the minor without exceeding the 60 upper-level hours required for the BBA degree. Additionally, this minor gives flexibility for students to use study abroad experiences toward their degrees. Interested students should discuss the minor with their advisor and the director of the program. The minor is an excellent way for a student majoring in business to pick up a support area without completing all of the courses necessary to get a second major.

Minor in Management (Non-business Majors)

The Business Management Minor is a wonderful complement to any major field of study. Requiring just 12 additional hours, the Business Management Minor is open to non-business majors enabling students to incorporate the minor into just about any major field of study with ease. Whether you’re preparing to practice medicine or law, interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) disciplines, or simply trying to diversify your business acumen, understanding the fundamentals of Management will be an invaluable addition to your major skill-set and should increase your job prospects.

Minor in Marketing (Business and Non-business Majors)

The minor in Marketing equips students with the necessary skills to understand consumer behavior and conduct market research. The minor in Marketing will help students understand the process of planning market programs and techniques in analyzing the market. Students will learn the fundamentals of advertising, purchasing, promotion and distribution. 

Note:  All minors have requirements regarding the minimum number of courses taken at UNF.  A minimum grade of "C" is required for all minors in the Coggin College of Business.