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Management Minor

Curtis L. Carlson School of Management - Adm
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 26 to 28
The management minor is available to students enrolled in a college outside of the Carlson School on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. In addition to giving students broad exposure to the basic elements of business and management, the minor is an excellent preparation for law school, an MBA program, or many career fields.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 3 courses before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Economics, Math, and Statistics Courses
ECON 1102 is recommended but not required.
Economics
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Math
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or a higher level math course may be taken in place of MATH 1031.
Statistics
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3022 - Data Analysis (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality, and Reliability (4.0 cr)
or EE 3025 - Statistical Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis (3.0 cr)
or ANSC 3011 - Statistics for Animal Science (4.0 cr)
or STAT 4101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
STAT 4102 - Theory of Statistics II (4.0 cr)
or STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
STAT 5102 - Introduction to Statistical Learning (4.0 cr)
or MATH 5651 - Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
MATH 5652 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes (4.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
· SCO 3001 - Supply Chain and Operations (3.0 cr)
· PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile (4.0 cr)
· FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
· HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Strategy (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Strategy (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3021 - Human Resource Management and Strategy in Australia (4.0 cr)
· IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
or MKTG 3001H - Honors:Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra and Probability (MATH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02451 - CI 1806/Math 1031
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphs of equations and functions, transformations of graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions, with applications; inverses and compositions of functions; exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; basic probability rules, conditional probabilities, binomial probabilities. prereq: 3 yrs high school math or satisfactory score on placement exam or grade of at least C- in [PSTL 731 or PSTL 732 or CI 0832]
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
STAT 3022 - Data Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical survey of applied statistical inference/computing covering widely used statistical tools. Multiple regression, variance analysis, experiment design, nonparametric methods, model checking/selection, variable transformation, categorical data analysis, logistic regression. prereq: 3011 or 3021 or SOC 3811
PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01316 - Psy 3801/Psy 3801H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive/basic inferential statistics used in psychology. Measures of central tendency, variability, t tests, one-way ANOVA, correlation, regression, confidence intervals, effect sizes. Psychological measurement. Graphical data presentation. Statistical software. prereq: High school algebra, [PSY 1001 or equiv]; intended for students who plan to major in psychology
SOC 3811 - Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
IE 3521 - Statistics, Quality, and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Random variables/probability distributions, statistical sampling/measurement, statistical inferencing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, single/multivariate regression, design of experiments, statistical quality control, quality management, reliability, maintainability. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
EE 3025 - Statistical Methods in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Notions of probability. Elementary statistical data analysis. Random variables, densities, expectation, correlation. Random processes, linear system response to random waveforms. Spectral analysis. Computer experiments for analysis and design in random environment. prereq: [3015, CSE upper division] or instr approval
CEGE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Stochastic models, their usefulness in reasoning about uncertainty in civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. Techniques for identifying, fitting, and validating models using data samples. Testing hypotheses about, and bounding uncertainty attached to, engineering parameters. Applications to civil, environmental, and geo-engineering. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
ANSC 3011 - Statistics for Animal Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00258 - AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic statistical concepts. Develop statistical reasoning/critical thinking skills. Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling and sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, experimental design, linear correlation, linear regression and multiple regression. How to make sound arguments/decisions based on statistics when reviewing news articles or scientific publications with statistical content. Explore/draw conclusions from data using a basic statistical software package.
STAT 4101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Random variables/distributions. Generating functions. Standard distribution families. Data summaries. Sampling distributions. Likelihood/sufficiency. prereq: Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572H
STAT 4102 - Theory of Statistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00260
Typically offered: Every Spring
Estimation. Significance tests. Distribution free methods. Power. Application to regression and to analysis of variance/count data. prereq: STAT 4101
STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution. prereq: [Math 2263 or Math 2374 or Math 2573H], [CSCI 2033 or Math 2373 or Math 2243]
STAT 5102 - Introduction to Statistical Learning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00260
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sampling, sufficiency, estimation, test of hypotheses, size/power. Categorical data. Contingency tables. Linear models. Decision theory. prereq: [5101 or Math 5651 or instr consent]
MATH 5651 - Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00259 - MATH 4653/Math 5651/Stat 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces, random variables, their distributions/expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, sampling, sufficiency, estimation. prereq: [2263 or 2374 or 2573], [2243 or 2373]; [2283 or 2574 or 3283] recommended.
MATH 5652 - Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Random walks, Markov chains, branching processes, martingales, queuing theory, Brownian motion. prereq: 5651 or Stat 5101
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
SCO 3001 - Supply Chain and Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing the operations function within manufacturing and service organizations, and across the supply chains of these organizations. The supply chain is the set of organizations and the work that they complete to collectively create customer-valued goods and services. Course emphasizes decision making in work processes, including decision related to managing processes, quality, capacity, inventory, and supply chain activities. Quantitative and qualitative methods are used for improving management of operations.
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02783
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study abroad course provides an overview of managerial accounting concepts with a lens towards how different cultural contexts might influence the decisions that managers make around the world or in within different organizational cultures. Businesses often operate across international borders and this impacts all aspects of their business including job costing, process costing, activity-based costing, cost volume profit analysis, variable costing, profit planning, flexible budgets, budgetary controls, and variance framework. The course will include two weeks studying abroad in South America. prereqs: approved education abroad application
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: Acct 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will focus on the people side of business. We will look at how, through managing and leading people, we can create an engaged, productive workforce in order to achieve organizational strategic objectives. The content of this course is complementary to any major or minor. Major topics in this course: - Managing people in an ethical, legal way that is aligned with corporate strategy and helps organizations reach their goals; - Successfully attracting, recruiting, and selecting talented people; - Creating interesting, engaging jobs and giving meaningful feedback in order to retain great employees; - Rewarding and motivating people through intrinsic and extrinsic methods to encourage the most effective and "right" kind of employee behaviors to create an engaged, productive workforce through people strategies and practices. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Human capital is an essential role in today?s organizations. If you plan to be a manager or organizational leader, or if you plan to major or minor in HR, this course is an essential introduction to the role of human resource management in organizations. In this class you will learn: How to recruit and select the best people. How to evaluate performance and give employees feedback. How to help individuals improve when their performance is subpar, and how to conduct terminations when those efforts do not work. Methods that are used to develop individuals so they can move into higher leadership roles. How to examine turnover problems and retain employees. How large companies set pay levels to ensure internal and external equity. Recent issues around worker rights and unions. The basics of employment law. Contemporary human resources issues that employers are dealing with, such as labor market shortages and sexual harassment policies. This class is for honor?s students only. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IBUS 3021 - Human Resource Management and Strategy in Australia
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will look at how, through managing and leading people, we can achieve organizational strategic objectives. The class will learn about managing people in an ethical, legal way that is aligned with organizational strategy and helps organizations reach their goals through recruiting, selecting, training, rewarding, coaching, motivating and developing the people within the organization. The course will also partner with a class in Australia to work through a live case study in cross-cultural, virtual teams. Overall the course will prepare the students to be managers and leaders in an increasingly complex, global business environment. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01683
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
IS technology components. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases, user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, e-commerce applications.
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Career paths, including new business start-ups, franchising, acquisitions (including family business succession), corporate venturing, and entre-preneurial services. Legal structures for new business formation. Aspects of business law/ethics.
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
MKTG 3001H - Honors:Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02608 - Mktg 3001/Mktg 3001H
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Honors: Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101, Honors Student