Students interested in business may complete a minor in either business administration or entrepreneurship. The minors are open to degree-seeking undergraduate students, with the exception of students pursuing a degree in programs that do not recognize minors.  Additionally, students pursuing a degree in business or accounting are not eligible for the minor in Business Administration.

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.25 in all Bloch School courses. Transfer students with equivalent course credit will be required to take a more advanced course in that same area. Students are limited to 30 hours of coursework in the Bloch School. All coursework toward the minors must be completed at UMKC.

Students interested in the Business Administration or Entrepreneurship minors should contact staff in the Bloch School Student Services Office, room 115, Bloch Heritage Hall.

Business Administration Minor

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global business through the study of major disciplines within the fields of business.
  • Define, analyze and devise solutions for structured and unstructured business problems and issues by using cohesive and logical reasoning patterns for evaluating information, materials and data.
  • Conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  • Exhibit competence in the uses of technology in modern organizational operations.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of creating and managing innovation, new business development and high-growth potential entities.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of the following coursework and is subject to the student satisfying all applicable prerequisites.

Required for Admission to the Business Minor
MIS 202Computer Applications In Management3
ACCTNG 210Introduction To Financial Accounting3
Required Courses
MKT 324Marketing Concepts3
FIN 325Financial Management3
MGT 330Understanding the Individual in the Organization3
Business Elective
ENT 215/315Introduction to Entrepreneurship (or one 300/400 level Bloch School course.)3
Total Credits18

Entrepreneurship Minor

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global business through the study of major disciplines within the fields of business.
  • Define, analyze and devise solutions for structured and unstructured business problems and issues by using cohesive and logical reasoning patterns for evaluating information, materials and data.
  • Conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent written statement and oral presentation.
  • Exhibit competence in the uses of technology in modern organizational operations.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of creating and managing innovation, new business development and high-growth potential entities.

Program Requirements

The Entrepreneurship minor is designed to help students acquire and refine their entrepreneurial skills. The minor is intended both for Bloch School accounting students and for students outside of the Bloch School who would like to bring an entrepreneurial perspective to their major field of study.  Bachelor of Business Administration students are not eligible because of the Entrepreneurship emphasis.

Required Courses
ENT 215/315Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENT 327Creating the New Venture: Experiential Learning3
Entrepreneurship Electives
Select four of the following:12
Managing the New Venture: Experiential Learning
Technology Entrepreneurship
New Product Development
Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital Investment
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Total Credits18