Students who entered Northwestern prior to Fall 2016 may choose to graduate under the old requirements (listed below) or under the new requirements.
Minor Requirements (Old)
The minor in Business Institutions requires the successful completion with a grade of C- or above of 10 courses: 4 prerequisite courses in Economics, Regulation, and Organizations; 1 Business Tools course; and 4 Field Courses.
Students must complete at least 2 prerequisite courses before declaring the minor.
Students interested in additional information should consult a program advisor and/or visit the program office, located at 2010 Sheridan Road.
Prerequisites (4 courses)
- Economics (2 courses)
- ECON 201: Intro to Macroeconomics
- ECON 202: Intro to Microeconomics
- Regulation (Choose 1 course from the following list)
- ECON 249: Business Strategy
- ECON 250: Business and Government (non-Econ majors)
- ECON 335: Political Economics
- ECON 349: Industrial Economics
- ECON 350: Monopoly, Competition and Public Policy
- ECON 355: Transportation Economics
- ECON 370: Environmental Economics
- ECON 371: Environmental Economics
- ECON 372: Environmental Economics
- ECON 373: Environmental Economics
- HIST 322-2: Development of the Modern American City, since 1880
- ISEN 210: Introduction to Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions
- ISEN 220: Introduction to Energy Systems for the 21st Century
- ISEN 230: Climate Change and Sustainability: Economic and Ethical Dimensions
- POLI_SCI 221: Urban Politics
- POLI_SCI 341: International Political Economy
- POLI_SCI 342: International Organizations
- POLI_SCI 343: International Law
- POLI_SCI 344: U.S. Foreign Policy
- POLI_SCI 348: Globalization
- POLI_SCI 307: Deportation Law and Politics
- POLI_SCI 368: Political Economy of Development
- POLI_SCI 375: Business-Government Relations
- SOCIOL 206/ LEGAL_ST 206: Law and Society
- Organizations (Choose 1 course from the following list)
- BUS_INST 303: Leadership in Organizations
- CFS 393 / 395 -1: Modern / Business Workplace Culture
- CFS 388: Field Studies in Business Culture
- IEMS 342/COMM ST 366: Organizational Behavior
- SOCIOL 302: Complex Organizations
- SOCIOL 315: Industrialism
- SOCIOL 331: Markets, Hierarchies & Democracies
- SOCIOL 332: Work and Occupations
- SOCIOL 335: Sociology of Rational Decision Making
Minor Requirements (6 courses)
- Business Tools (Choose 1 course from the following list)
- BUS_INST 301 (formerly BUS_INST 260): Accounting
- BUS_INST 302 (formerly BUS_INST 239): Marketing Management
- BUS_INST 304: Corporate Finance
- Field Courses (Choose 5 courses from the Field Courses list)
- Please refer to the list of Field Courses.
Additional Notes on Requirements
- Courses used to fulfill the Prerequisites requirements (Economics, Regulation, and Organizations) may be double-counted with another major/minor/certificate.
- Courses used to fulfill the Field Courses & Business Tools requirements MAY NOT be double-counted toward any major, minor, or certificate, except as a related-course for a major.
- AP credit may be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
- Courses to be counted toward the minor may not be taken on the Pass/No Pass (P/N) Credit option.
- Students are encouraged to take courses outside their major to fulfill the requirements for the minor in Business Institutions.
- The Field Courses list is a list of commonly approved electives. Although they have been approved in the past, and most likely will be approved in the future, this does not necessarily guarantee that they will be approved. Use them as a general guide when exploring possible electives for the BIP minor.
- Students may petition the Director to approve substitutions with a significant focus on business institutions or practices for the Field Courses.
- Students may count up to one Internship-Related credit as one Field Course.
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