This minor can be declared through the Department of Economics and Business.
The Department of Economics and Business offers a minor in business. The business minor is intended for those cadets in other curricula who wish to supplement their major with a general business orientation.
The discipline of business is concerned with decision making based upon consideration of costs and benefits. Such decision making is central to the conduct of both private enterprises and the public sector of our society. Cadets are required to complete EC 201 or EC 202, EC 303*, BU 210, BU 220, BU 230, BU 310 , plus one additional course which may include the second of the Ec 201-202 sequence or BU 211, BU 316, BU 330, BU 339.
To pursue a minor in business, cadets must obtain the permission of the Head of the Department of Economics and Business and the head of the department of their major field. The necessary application form can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Economics and Business. Cadets must maintain an overall 2.0 in the minor and complete all required course work with a grade of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken at VMI. In addition, no more than one elective courses can be taken at another school.
*Competency in statistics can be demonstrated by receiving a “C” or higher in MA 105 and MA 106 or MA 220 or MA 307 or BI 201 in lieu of EC 303.