Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Business Administration, Minor

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The Minor in Business Administration has the following features and requirements:

The Business Minor consists of 5 courses. There are 4 required courses and one elective. The elective course may be any upper division Business course. A student must meet the prerequisites to be eligible to take the chosen upper division Business course. The 5 courses are:

  1. BUS 230A - Financial Accounting     
  2. BUS 344 - Organizational Behavior  
  3. BUS 360 - Introduction to Marketing   
  4. BUS 370 - Introduction to Managerial Finance  
  5. Upper division Business elective


  • The Business Minor must consist of a minimum of 20 units in Business Administration and must be approved by the chair of the Business Administration department. 
  • The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in order to apply for the Business Minor.
  • Students must complete a Business Minor Declaration Form and submit it to the Business Administration department office.
  • Students must take BUS 230A  in their first semester of business courses.
  • BUS 344 , BUS 360 , BUS 370 , and the upper division Business elective must be completed at Sonoma State University.
  • Business Minor students will usually take only one of the above courses per semester. However, students are allowed to take two business courses in one semester subject to seat availability.
  • Students who are eligible to take BUS 344 , BUS 360 , and BUS 370  , or the elective course must submit a Request to Take an Upper Division Business Administration Course form to the School of Business and Economics Office. If the request is approved, the student will be given a permission number in order to be allowed to register for the course.
  • Contract courses such as BUS 399, BUS 495 and BUS 499 may not be taken as the Minor elective.

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