Eller Online Minors + Certificates

Eller College Minors and Certificates through Arizona Online

The Eller College now offers minors and certificates for Arizona Online students wishing to add an additional emphasis in business topics from the top-ranked Eller College of Management.

Business Administration (Minor ONLY)
The Business Administration minor provides students with an understanding of multiple dimensions of business practices. Students are given a well-rounded exposure to all facets of business and how these components interact in real-world business environments.

Finance (Minor and Certificate)
The Finance minor explores how people in finance affect almost every aspect of business. The goal of the finance minor program is to promote financial literacy. In an increasingly complex financial environment, university graduates in all disciplines will require financial management knowledge and understanding in both their professional careers and their personal lives. Specifically, young professionals must know financial terminology, how to manage budgets, how to carefully invest money and resources, and how to analyze financial decisions. In short, they need to know how to make informed financial decisions for their professional and personal lives.

Sports Management (Minor + Certificate + BGS Concentration)
The Sports Management minor explores the business opportunities related to the growing sports industries. The Sports Management Program was developed by the Department of Management Organizations in response to growing demand for courses related to sports industries. Completion of these classes will provide a resume differentiator and facilitate job opportunities in the sports industry. Faculty with sports industry contacts and guest speakers from professional sports organizations are paired with experiential learning and sports industry case studies.


 

Course requirements, registration and policies are outlined below:

Business Administration (Minor ONLY)

The Business Administration minor is a structured minor that requires the completion of 18 units. The Business Administration minor is only available to non-Eller majors in Arizona Online.

Professional admission to the Eller College is not required for the BNAD minor; there are no prerequisites at the upper division other than the completion of ECON 200 prior to taking BNAD 301. However, it is suggested that all the lower division courses be completed prior to the upper division courses.

Lower Division Foundation (9 units)

MIS 111 Computers and Internetworked Society (3 units)
Description: This course introduces students to concepts of computer technology and the impacts of Internet on social, organizational, personal and ethical issues. Students develop a sufficient understanding of computers and other issues to form critical opinions about them, as well as acquire and hone skills to recognize and evaluate their role in interacting with the Internet.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer - 2nd 7-week session

ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues (3 units)
Description: National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis.
Prerequisite(s): two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (Two courses in 150A, 150B, and/or 150C).
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer - 1st 7-week session

ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 units)
Description: Concepts involved in accounting for assets, liabilities, and owners' equity; financial statements.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer - 1st 7-week session

Upper Division (9 units)

BNAD 301 Global and Financial Economics and Strategies (3 units)
Description: This is an applications based course which looks at the financial and economic operations of domestic and world markets. This course cannot be used towards any business major degree.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200.
Offered: Fall Only - 1st 7-week session

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BNAD 304 Survey of Finance (3 units)
Description: An introduction to finance which provides an overview of the different areas of finance, introduces students to career options in finance, and provides a foundation in the basic tools and techniques of finance. It also covers the impact of markets and institutions on businesses. This course is simply an introduction to financial topics. This is a web-based course, which means that students must be self-directed to be successful in mastering course requirements. 
Offered: Fall Only - 2nd 7-week session

BNAD 302 Human Side of Organizations (3 units)
Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of organizational behavior, effective management skills, law and ethics in the workplace, and human relations. This course cannot be used towards any business major degree. 
Offered: Spring Only - 2nd 7-week session

BNAD 303 Marketing Principles, Concepts and Tools (3 units)
Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of marketing concepts with attention to consumer behavior, ethics, international and nonprofit components. This course cannot be used towards any business major degree. 
Offered: Summer Only - 1st 7-week session

Declaring the Minor and Course Registration Process

Any advisor on campus can add the business administration minor to a student's academic profiles. Registration is open through the UAccess Student Center (given pre-requisites).

Policies

  • Eller does not permit double use of courses in their majors with majors or minors outside of the College, nor double use of courses in their minors with majors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor. 
  • One exception: Students who complete a second (dual) degree MAY use courses from their Eller College major within the business administration minor as part of their second degree from another college.
  • A minimum of nine units must be completed in residence, nine units must be upper division, and any transfer work must be approved through the Eller College Undergraduate Programs Office.
  • Students must also have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 within the minor.

 

Finance (Minor and Certificate)

The Finance minor is a customized 18-unit program available only to non-Eller students. The Finance minor's curriculum is designed with two prerequisite courses (ACCT and ECON) to be taken during the academic year, with four core courses to be taken during the summer (FIN 311 plus three FIN electives of your choice: FIN 301, FIN 302, FIN 303, and FIN 304). 

The Finance certificate is a structured 9-unit program available only to Eller students. Eller students cannot complete a major and minor through our college; certificates are available instead. Eller Finance certificate students must complete FIN 301, FIN 302, and FIN 303. Eller Finance certificate students are not permitted to use the FIN 304 elective toward completion of the certificate due to overlaps in the curriculum in the Business Administration major.

Core Courses (9 units)

ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 units)
Description: Concepts involved in accounting for assets, liabilities, and owners' equity; financial statements.
Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer - 1st 7-week session

ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues (3 units)
Description: National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis. 
Prerequisite(s): two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). 
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer - 1st 7-week session

FIN 311 Introduction to Finance (3 units)
Description: Financial problems involved in the organization and conduct of business enterprise. 
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200, ACCT 200 or ACCT 250 
Offered: Summer Only - Presession 3-Week

Elective Courses (9 units - CHOOSE THREE)

FIN 301 Principles of Financial Management (3 units)
Description: This course is a seminar on the financial management within a business organization. The course covers sources of financing as well as the basic financial techniques used for making decisions in relation to costing and budgeting, pricing and investments. 
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200; ACCT 200 or ACCT 250; FIN 311 - and admission to the Finance Minor/Certificate Program
Offered: Summer Only - 1st 5-Week Session

FIN 302 Personal Investing (3 units)
Description: Personal investing is a course focusing on the investment decision from the perspective of the individual, rather than the institutional investor. Coverage begins with a discussion of establishing investment objectives and a review of market efficiency. Additional course topics include risk and the principles of portfolio diversification, asset allocation, fixed income assets, equity assets, mutual funds, portfolio strategies and portfolio performance evaluation. Sources of investing information are also discussed. 
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200; ACCT 200 or ACCT 250; FIN 311 - and admission to the Finance Minor/Certificate Program
Offered: Summer Only - 1st 5-Week Session

FIN 303 Small Business Finance (3 units)
Description: Small Business Finance is a seminar on the financial management of small businesses - sole proprietorships, partnerships and small private corporations. The purpose of the course is to prepare the student to effectively plan, research, acquire, and utilize financing for a small business. Among the topics covered are economic concepts in finance; small business management functions; business organizations; elements of a business plan; financial statement analysis and forecasting; break-even analysis; working capital management; and risk management. This is an online course. 
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200; ACCT 200 or ACCT 250; FIN 311 - and admission to the Finance Minor/Certificate Program
Offered: Summer Only - 2nd 5-Week Session

FIN 304 Real Estate Principles (3 units)
Description: Real Estate Principles covers real estate essentials including property rights, legal concepts, regulation of real estate, real estate valuation and financing. This is an online course. 
Prerequisite(s): ECON 200; ACCT 200 or ACCT 250; FIN 311 - and admission to the Finance Minor Program
Note: FIN Minors Only;  Course cannot be used as an elective for the Finance Certificate 
Offered: Summer Only - 2nd 5-Week Session

Declaring the Minor/Certificate and Course Registration Process

Students must be accepted to the Finance minor/certificate through an application process.  Once admitted Finance minor/certificate students will be eligible to register themselves through the UAccess Student Center.
Please see our website for more information and steps to apply for the Finance minor (non-Eller students) or the Finance certificate (Eller students).

Early Application deadline: November 9th, 2018 for the Summer 2019 program.

Click here for more information about how to participate in and apply for the finance minor.

Policies

  • Students must have completed college algebra (MATH 112) or higher math to be eligible for admission to the Finance Minor.
  • Eller does not permit double use of courses in their majors with majors or minors outside of the College, nor double use of courses in their minors with majors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.
  • The Finance Minor requires six three-unit courses (18 units total). A minimum of nine units must be completed in residence, nine units must be upper division, and any transfer work must be approved through the Eller College Undergraduate Programs Office.
  • Students must also have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 within the minor.

 

Sports Management (Minor and Certificate)

The Sports Management minor is a customized 18-unit program available only to non-Eller Students. The Sports Management minor's flexible curriculum allows for students to take courses in a sequence and pace that fits their schedule.

The Sports Management certificate is a structured 9-unit program available only to Eller students. Eller students cannot complete a major and minor through our college; certificates are available instead. Eller Sports Management certificate students must choose THREE electives from MGMT 351, MGMT 357, MGMT 359 or MKTG 355.

The Sports Management / Sports & Society Concentration is customized concentration for students completing the Bachelors of General Studies (BGS) degree program.

Lower Division Foundation (6 units)

ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 units)
Description: Concepts involved in accounting for assets, liabilities, and owners' equity; financial statements.
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer - 1st 7-week session

ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues (3 units)
Description: National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis.
Prerequisite(s): two courses from Tier One, Individuals and Societies (INDV 101, 102, 103, 104). 
Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer - 1st 7-week session

Upper Division (12 units - CHOOSE FOUR)

BNAD 302 Human Side of Organizations (3 units)
Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of organizational behavior, effective management skills, law and ethics in the workplace, and human relations. This course cannot be used towards any business major degree. 
Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ACCT 200 (or ACCT 250)
Note: Sports Management Minor & BGS students Only; Course cannot be used as an elective for the Sports Management Certificate 
Offered: Spring Only - 2nd 7-week session

MGMT 351 Sports Administration and Planning (3 units)
Description: This course covers issues related to the administrative tasks of planning, managing, budgeting and operating various types of sports programs. Topics covered include the administration and planning of high school, college, and professional sports programs and the use of budgeting as a management tool. The course will also include a discussion of the financial, legal, and safety issues relevant to operating sports facilities.
Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ACCT 200 (or ACCT 250)
Offered: Fall Only - 2nd 7-week session

MGMT 357 Life Cycle of Elite Athletes (3 units)
Description: This course is designed to teach students about management principles in sports organizations, help students learn about the lifecycle of elite athletes, and to help students navigate the lifecycle in a successful manner. 
Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ACCT 200 (or ACCT 250)
Offered: Spring Only - 1st 7-week session

MGMT 359 Special Topics in Sports Management (3 units)
Description: Special Topics in Sports Management will examine various activities taking place in the field of sports management. Currently, two classes are offered: International Sports Management, and Sports Public Relations and Promotion Management.
Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ACCT 200 (or ACCT 250)
Offered: Fall Only -  1st 7-week session

MKTG 355 Sports Marketing Management (3 units)
Description: This course is designed to develop a thorough understanding of sport marketing principles and their application to collegiate athletics and professional sports.  Students will learn about multi-media partners and see how marketing affects other areas of an athletic enterprise. Students will understand marketing from the perspective of managing a marketing program.
Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ACCT 200 (or ACCT 250)
Offered: Summer Only - 2nd 5-week session

Declaring Sports Management Minor/Certificate and Registration

The Sports Management Minor & BGS Concentration is open to all non-Eller students, and the Sports Management Certificate is open to all Eller students in Arizona Online. To be approved for course registration students must sign up here. Once the Sports Management minor/certificate/concentration is declared then a student will be eligible to register themselves through the UAccess Student Center.

Policies

  • Sports Management courses CAN be used as a part of the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree program.
  • Eller does not permit double use of courses in their majors with majors or minors outside of the College, nor double use of courses in their minors with majors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.
  • Sport Management Minor requires six three-unit courses (18 units total). A minimum of nine units must be completed in residence, nine units must be upper division, and any transfer work must be approved through the Eller College Undergraduate Programs Office.
  • Students must also have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 within the minor.

 

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