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Business Administration Minor

The minor in business administration provides the opportunity for nonbusiness students to gain common business knowledge and skills that enhance future supervisory and management career opportunities in diverse types of organizations.  In addition, the minor covers most of the basic business courses requires as prerequisites in many MBA programs.

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Cybersecurity Minor

Cybersecurity broadly covers the fields of information security, network security, and computer system security. As bad actors seek to steal information, protecting that information, the systems that process and store it, and the networks that carry it becomes increasingly important.This minor seeks to provide a core technical basis for careers in secure system design and operation. Students graduating with a minor in cybersecurity could expect careers in Business, Accounting, Industrial Management, or other areas, with an emphasis on operating, or analyzing security features of subsystems.

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Entrepreneurism Minor

The entrepreneurism minor will help students start their own businesses, whether Business or non-Business major.

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Healthcare Administration Minor

The healthcare administration minor is designed for students enrolled in clinical health care programs who wish to develop their managerial skills.  (It should be noted that the minor does not qualify a person to sit for the national and state nursing home license exam.)  The minor requires 21 hours of health management courses.

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Information Systems Minor

The minor in Information Systems provides the opportunity for students to gain technical knowledge and skills that enhance their ability to apply Information Systems tools and techniques in diverse careers and organizations. The minor requires 21 hours (7 classes), comprised of a core of 6 essential IS courses plus 3 credit hours of IS elective of the student's choice.

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Marketing Minor

Marketing impacts our daily lives. All organizations depend on marketing communications to persuade and inform their "customers". Regardless of whether the "business" markets a cause, service, or good; managers will use marketing principles to achieve their objectives. A minor in marketing will expose you to the dynamic and diverse nature of the field of marketing. The student will have the opportunity to complete several "real-world" projects and should acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue management opportunities that require an understanding of marketing.

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Sport Coaching Minor

All students enrolled in the minor in sport coaching complete a practicum experience under the direction of either a Shawnee State or local high school head coach in the sport of the student's choice. Students may indicate a preference for a given practicum site; however, the assignment will ultimately be made by the practicum director.

The length of each practicum experience corresponds to the length of the sport season.  Students are advised that some sport seasons may involve work in more than one academic term during the year. Students must provide their own transportation to practicum sites.

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Sport Management Minor

Sport Management refers to the business/operations side of the sport industry. In college athletics or professional sports organizations, for example, sport management professionals may be found performing a wide variety of tasks, including marketing, advertising, ticket sales, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, planning and maintenance of sports facilities, public relations, team travel coordination, and ensuring compliance with league rules.

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