Small Business Administration, Minor

Personalized Learning

Extended Campuses

This minor will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to learn more about how to manage or start a small business. The competencies mastered in the minor are consistent with becoming a more effective and adaptable colleague in an existing small business. 

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2020

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 - 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

You may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18

Minor Requirements
  • Personalized Learning Competencies for the Minor in Small Business Administration

    Completion of these competencies will result in the awarding of credit for NAU classes.

    C1. Demonstrate concepts and processes associated with successful entrepreneurial performance.
    C2. Examine the personal traits/behaviors associated with successful entrepreneurial performance.
    C3. Examine fundamental business concepts that affect business decision-making.
    C4. Explore concepts and strategies needed for career exploration, development for co-requisites for becoming a successful entrepreneur.
    C5. Investigate the concepts, systems, and strategies needed to acquire, motivate, develop, and terminate staff.
    C6. Employ and audit the processes and systems implemented to facilitate daily business operations.

  • Course Credit Earned (18 units)

    • BBA 405  Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 units)
    • ENTY 320  Innovation and Creativity (3 units)
    • ENTY 430  Entrepreneurial and New Media Marketing (3 units)
    • ENTY 440  Project Management (3 units)
    • NAUY 300W  Dynamic Organizations (3 units)
    • NAUY 310  Leadership in the 21st Century (3 units)
    This minor is not available to students completing the Major in Small Business Administration through Personalized Learning.