Business Administration, minor

Program Overview

Can you see yourself in just about any role within an organization? Are you the type of person who knows how to maximize others to accomplish a common goal? If so, a minor in business administration could be the right path for you. The business administration minor trains leaders of purpose and intentionality who consistently take the initiative to guide people and organizations toward success.

A minor in business administration can complement many non-business majors. It will prepare you to handle the organizational, operational, and managerial responsibilities of any organization or industry. Whether your dreams lie in music, ministry, art, sciences, or anywhere else, having foundational knowledge of business is useful and applicable. With this minor program dedicated to helping you become a well-rounded leader and individual, you will create a powerful combination of skills and specialization that will make you stand out in your field of choice.

In addition to academics, the life skills I gained while at PLNU have been incredibly beneficial to my work. Learning how to research well, knowing what to look for and where to look, being able to adapt when I’m put in situations I’m not familiar or comfortable with, and being taught that business is about more than the bottom line – these aspects are what I value most from my undergraduate experience and are what have helped me stand out in the business world.

James Garcia, Class of 2013
Product Manager, Moniker Made

Additionally, student-run business clubs like Launch Point will give you opportunities to test what you learn in class against real-world circumstances. You might also choose to participate in Toast at the Point and hone your public speaking abilities for the professional environment. Or you can even decide to take your learning abroad through one of the international opportunities offered by the Fermanian School of Business. Some of the global options available to you are Mexico business tours; the 2+1+1 China partnership study abroad; or even business class trips to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Business as Mission: A Christian Response to Why Business Matters

Business as Mission: A Christian Response to Why Business Matters

Those in business must work toward a redemptive and service-oriented view of business that seeks, ultimately, enables communities to flourish.

Course List

For information about the courses required for the Business Administration, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

Course Information

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Student Support

Undergraduate Program Base: Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

A business administration minor trains leaders of purpose with a passion for people, management, and systems. It can complement many majors by giving you knowledge in how to leverage and maximize people's potential through creativity, flexibility, and attention to detail.

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Matt Arnold wants to work in many areas of the food service industry from being a cook to management in restaurants with different atmospheres and cuisines before reaching his goal of opening his own restaurant.

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A minor in business administration combined with your bachelor’s degree can lead to careers in the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Ministry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Psychology