The Smeal College of Business offers four minors which can be combined with any of our majors. Choosing a minor can help set you apart from other students. If you have questions about how to incorporate a minor into your educational plan, please contact your adviser.

Determining Program Year

Requirements (courses) for Minors are determined by “program year”.  This is the year that you officially enter the minor.

Information Systems Management (ISM) Minor

The Information Systems Management minor focuses on IT supported techniques for exploring, analyzing, integrating, and reporting business data for fact-based decisions. The coursework enables students to study basic concepts, principles, and methods for business analytics and gain an understanding of the best practices for aligning IT-supported analytics with business strategy.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor


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International Business (I B) Minor

The International Business minor provides students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that prepare them for a business career that might include international responsibilities. Mastery of fundamental business concepts, coursework in international business or economics, foreign language skills, and an approved study abroad experience each contribute to build perspectives about the challenges and opportunities of commercial activity in a global business environment.

Please note, beginning summer 2016 and thereafter, credits earned abroad at a non-PSU program will not be accepted toward any Smeal degree requirements including general education and electives.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.


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*Application must be made directly to the Smeal Office of International Programs

Legal Environment of Business (LEBUS) Minor

This minor presents students with a structured study of the statutory and common law governing the business environment. Students in this program have the opportunity to learn advanced legal subject matter, including business organization structures, employment law, property law, commercial transactions, intellectual property, environmental law, and government regulation.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses used to meet the requirements of the LEBUS minor. For admission to the minor, students must have completed ACCTG 211(4) and ECON 102(3) with grades of C or better.


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*Application must be made directly to the Department of Risk Management

Supply Chain & Information Sciences and Technology (SCIST) Minor

(*Note: Students enrolled in the SC&IS and MIS majors are not eligible for the SCIST Minor)

The minor in SCIST is structured to provide students not majoring in Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS) or Management Information Systems (M I S) with the opportunity to develop working knowledge of information technology, supply chain management, and their interdisciplinary synergies. The joint minor is designed for professional careers in business, information systems, software development, consulting, and government. The successful minor must, at a minimum, possess basic knowledge of quantitative techniques, computer applications, and microeconomics.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.


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