Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation2019-2020

Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Minor

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

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. 


What Can I Do with a Minor in Small Business Administration?

As students complete competencies, they will be earning credit towards NAU classes and an NAU degree.

This minor is not available to students completing the Major in Small Business Administration through Personalized Learning.

This minor is available only to students completing the BA or BS in Liberal Arts or the BA or BS in Computer Information Technology through Personalized Learning.

A minor is not required of students in the Personalized Learning program who transfer in a completed Associates degree or 64 transferable units from a regionally accredited institution.

University Requirements

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

    To receive a minor (18 to 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.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Some online/blended coursework Required


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)
    • LEA 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.

  • Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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