Does completing a minor or certificate (or even a second major) make sense for you? While many students complete a second major or multiple minors or certificates in an effort to impress potential employers (and get that job!), this strategy can backfire unless you can articulate why you pursued these multiple avenues. Without a clear rationale for your decision, you may appear indecisive – not a trait that employers are seeking in their new hires.
What steps should you take to decide if completing a second major, minor, or certificate is best for you? Your choice of major(s), minor(s) and/or certificates should enhance your qualifications to pursue your goals. Identifying your goals and the industry and/or career you eventually want to pursue will help you make the important decision about choosing your major, minor or certificate program.
How can you decide your goals if you cannot identify your strengths, weaknesses, and values? Use University resources designed to help with this step:
Identify the skills employers are seeking – and choose your major/minor/certificate to enhance your skills, making YOU the most attractive job candidate.
The Fox School of Business and Management offers the following minors that allow undergraduate students to take selected business courses to better prepare themselves for their careers after graduation. Interested students should discuss with their home college advisors how the courses in the minor will fit into their overall degree plan.
Declare or Rescind any of these minors, except for Digital Marketing or MIS, by completing this form and contacting Fox Advising Center to meet with an academic advisor.
CertificateStudents EligibleBenefits of MinorAsian business & SocietyDeclare this certificateBusiness or Non-BusinessDevelop international business, area studies, cultural understanding, and language skills through interdisciplinary studyBusiness BasicsNon-Matriculated OnlyExplore basic business foundation coursesCourses will apply toward BBA degree if matriculateBusiness PlusNon-Matriculated OnlyCountinue to explore business foundation coursesCourses will apply toward BBA degree if matriculateEntrepreneurshipAll eligible students must complete declaration form and meet with an advisor in Speakman Hall 101 to declareStudents of Communications & Theater, Engineering, Science & TechnologyDevelop entrepreneurial career paths for students across the universityLatin American Studies and Spanish for BusinessDeclare This CertificateBusiness or Non-BusinessDevelop international business, area studies, cultural understanding, and language skills through interdisciplinary studyLeadershipRequirementsAll students must complete declaration form and meet with an advisor in Speakman Hall 101 to declareBusinessDevelops enhanced interpersonal and technical competencies for conflict management, negotiation, organizational communication, and team leadership.Management Information Systems (MIS)All students must complete declaration form and meet with the senior program specialist in Speakman Hall 210 to declareNon-BusinessLearn to identify, select, and evaluate technology solutions for business problems.Become a knowledgeable user of IT and the person in an organization who can successfully interact with technology professionals
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