Business Minor for Liberal Arts Majors

From the Program Director, Jane Cleland:

BALA is

  • a minor that lets students focus on a liberal arts major while developing the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a range of careers.

  • a selection of four out of six fundamental business-related courses that provide a solid foundation in the field.

  • an opportunity for sophomores to sample BALA courses and explore career options before declaring a minor.

  • a flexible program for more advanced students to test their creative career plans, explore business opportunities, and apply business principles through:

    • a dedicated program counselor and one-on-one advisement

    • mentoring

    • workshops, internships, and seminars

    • an individualized capstone project

    • development of personalized business and strategic plans

This minor, under the supervision of the Business and Liberal Arts Program, is designed to provide students majoring in the traditional fields of liberal arts with basic knowledge and skills useful for a career in business. Students may also apply for admission to the Internship Sequence, which includes an additional 4- or 5-credit course-requirement and is supplemented by internships, workshops, seminars, mentoring opportunities, and advising.

Requirements

Students may declare the minor in Business for Liberal Arts Majors upon successful completion of two semesters of a declared Liberal Arts major* (i.e., 24 credits). Acceptance into the Internship Sequence is by written application to the Director of the Business and Liberal Arts Program.

The required courses are distributed as follows:

Credits (12-17)

3 credits in accounting:

Credits
ACC 171Principles of Accounting I

3

6 credits in management:

Credits
BBA 204Principles of Management

3

And

BBA 332Marketing Management

3

Or

BBA 328Human Resource Management

3

3 credits in communication:

Credits
MCS 300Corporate Communication

3

Or

PHI 330Business Ethics

3

MCS 300: This course has prerequisites that may be satisfied by recommendation of the relevant Department.

To continue in the Internship Sequence, candidates must complete an additional 4-5 credits in:

Credits
HUM 470Humanities Internship

5

Or

POL 470Seminar and Internship Program in New York Government

4

Or

NSS 470Science Internship

5

To register for one of these courses, students must earn an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better in the minor.

* See the list of approved Liberal Arts majors below.

NOTE: The same courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements for both the major and the minor in Business for Liberal Arts Majors.

List of Approved Liberal Arts Majors

African and African American Studies

American Studies

Anthropology

Art and Art History

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Comparative Literature

English

Languages and Literatures

Geography

Geology

History

Italian American Studies

Media Communications Studies

Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

Linguistics

Mathematics

Music

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology

Theatre and Dance

Students in the Adult Degree Program are also encouraged to apply.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Download the Business For Liberal Arts application 2016 and return it to Shuster Hall, Room 177, or Shuster Hall, Room 310. You may also pick up an application at Shuster Hall, Room 177.

DIRECTOR:

Prof. Jane Cleland (http://www.lehman.edu/academics/arts-humanities/english/faculty-cleland.php) (English)

Carman Hall, Room 396

jane.cleland@lehman.cuny.edu