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Professional Minors

Have you ever thought about launching, running, and building your own business?

Add a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development to the discipline expertise you will learn in your major and give yourself a head start in making your entrepreneurial dreams come true. This professional minor will prepare you to understand the skills and commitment required to start a new venture or build a small business; to organize and write a complete successful business plan that can be used to start a business and apply for venture capital; and to set appropriate marketing objectives for small business growth.

Do you want to be a team leader, change agent in your field, or future executive? 

Get a head start with an Applied Management Professional Minor, which will help you develop the skills you need to be a leader in your field by providing a foundation in business management through the study of management fundamentals, employee relations, and organizational leadership. Pair this with the discipline expertise you will learn in your major to take the first steps toward becoming a leader of tomorrow.

Do you want to be a key player in developing the culture and values of a company? Are you good at problem solving and conflict management? 

Did you know that many jobs in the growing field of Human Resources will be filled by people with a wide range of degrees? Pairing your discipline knowledge with a professional minor in Human Resource Management will provide a solid foundation for careers in the human resources industry. You’ll study workforce development, compensation and planning, and employee relations, opening doors to careers in human resources management; employee recruitment, training, and development; employee compensation and benefits; or labor relations.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to help businesses grow and realize their potential by developing commercial and industrial properties? 

Pairing a Real Estate Professional Minor with your major can lead to careers in property management, commercial real estate, or sales. Learn about the basics of land use, acquiring property, maximizing the value of property while preserving the environment, understanding markets, developing raw land, and infrastructure planning.  

Did you know that tech companies don’t just hire computer science majors? In fact, the tech industry values employees with a wide range of skill sets. 

Pair the valuable “soft” skills you will learn in your major with a foundation in information systems to gain a competitive advantage in the tech world. A Software Design and Coding Professional Minor can open doors to emerging careers in gaming, virtual reality, digital publishing, and creative entrepreneurship.

 

Professional Minors Curriculum

Stevenson’s professional minors are designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. Each of Stevenson’s five professional minors consists of four courses tied to an in-demand industry or profession. In addition, the Office of Career Services coordinates panels, internships, and site visits with strategic partners in each professional minor sector to help students further explore career options.

Applied Management

The professional minor in Applied Management provides a foundation in business management through the study of management fundamentals, employee relations, and organization leadership

Courses
  • Employment Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resource Management

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

The professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development prepares students to understand the skills and commitment required to start a new venture or build a small business; to organize and write a complete successful business plan that can be used to start a new business and apply for venture capital; and to set appropriate marketing objectives for small business growth.

Courses
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Human Resources

The professional minor in Human Resources provides a foundation for careers in the human resources industry through the study of workforce development, compensation and planning, and employee relations

Courses
  • Human Resource Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Training and Development
  • International Human Resources

Real Estate

The professional minor in Real Estate provides instruction in the basics of the real estate industry and offers core skills for entry-level work in the fields of commercial real estate and development.

Courses
  • Principles of Real Estate
  • Property and Asset Management
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate Market Analysis, Valuation and Finance 

Software Design and Coding

The professional minor in Software Design & Coding provides a foundation in information systems to prepare students to perform industry-specific IT tasks in the workplace through the study of programming and technology infrastructures.

Courses
  • MS Office Applications
  • Management Information Systems
  • Programming Concepts
  • C# Object Oriented Programming

 

 Current students should reference the Professional Minors Portal Page for more information on how to declare a professional minor and incorporate the classes into their academic plan.