The Business Minor is an exciting cross-disciplinary program designed to be accessible to any Brandeis undergraduate and to serve students with a wide range of interests. It is administered and taught by the Brandeis International Business School and the College of Arts and Sciences.
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Who is the program for?
The Business Minor is for any Brandeis student who is interested in business, but also in traditional liberal arts subjects - such as history, literature, economics. It allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in the liberal arts or science field of your choice, while gaining broad understanding of and practical exposure to business.
How is the program taught?
The program teaches a way of thinking that cuts across disciplines and is rooted in practice. Business school case studies are commonly used to help you apply concepts. Throughout, you will be challenged to develop your own personal perspectives on the big issues in business today, from the role of private enterprise in globalization to the ethical and social responsibilities of managers.
What will you gain from the program?
The Business Minor meets the growing need in the workplace for professionals and leaders with an open mind to complexities of today's global society. At Brandeis, we believe that a business education consists of much more than the acquisition of a set of practical skills. We emphasize critical thinking, broad perspective, and multi-cultural understanding. In this way, we hope to prepare you to be responsible and thoughtful citizens in the business world of tomorrow.
What does the program involve?
The program requires completion of a minimum of six courses. Three courses constitute a core, at least one provides an alternative perspective on business (i.e., it is not a course in economics or business), and two are electives that allow for some specialization.
How can I get more detailed information about the program?
The attached PDF document (requires Acrobat Reader) gives an overview of the program and lists its courses. As this material is subject to change, you should also consult the Business section of the current University Bulletin on the website of the Brandeis Registrar (http://www.brandeis.edu/registrar/catalog/one-subject.php?subject_id=900).
Join Our Mailing List
You may join our e-mail list even if you are not enrolled in the Business Minor. We use it for periodic announcements about programs and events. To join the list, send an email from your computer with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line as well as in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://lists.brandeis.edu and sign up to the list called "business." The list will only accept Brandeis e-mail addresses.
How can I join the program?
The program is open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at Brandeis University. IBS does not accept applications for the program from outside the University. To enroll in the program, make an appointment to see the Program Chair, Prof. Ed Bayone; he is best contacted at email@example.com .