Programs of Study / Minors

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student’s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools. In contrast to the optional minor, as part of their bachelor's degree requirements, students must complete an immersion—a concentration of three courses in a particular area. View full list of RIT minors and immersions.

Please note: A minor is a related set of academic courses consisting of no fewer than 15 credit hours. The following parameters must be met in order to earn a minor:

  • At least nine credit hours of the minor must consist of courses not required by the student’s home major.
  • Students may pursue multiple minors. A minimum of nine credit hours must be designated towards each minor; these courses may not be counted towards other minors.
  • The residency requirement for a minor is a minimum of nine credit hours consisting of RIT courses (excluding “X” graded courses).

Not all minors are approved to fulfill general education requirements. Please check with an adviser in regards to minors approved to fulfill these requirements.

Accounting is necessary in a wide variety of careers. Students completing an accounting minor will broaden their learning experiences and professional opportunities by gaining more depth in operational accounting topics.

Learn More about the Accounting Minor 

This beverage management minor provides you with the knowledge needed for the effective management of beverage services in both the on-premises and retail sectors. You will identify trends and develop an understanding of various aspects of the food, wine, beer, and spirit industries. You will also learn food and beverage management principles that demonstrate how providing exceptional service to guests and customers can maximize profits in the hospitality industry.

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This minor is appropriate for undergraduate students interested in broad exposure to the world of business. Undergraduate students interested in pursuing an MBA degree may use this minor to fulfill certain MBA bridge courses.

Learn More about the Business Administration Minor 

The business analytics minor is designed for students who are interested in data analysis that supports business decision making and enhances organizational outcomes. The minor offers a strong complement for students in any major who would like to develop their skills in the management, analysis, visualization, and application of contemporary business data.

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Digital business represents the impact of new technologies on business practice, products, and services. Today, social computing and mobile devices are dramatically changing the behaviors and characteristics that lead individuals and organizations to success. Through this minor students enhance their major with a focus on these new technologies and their application in business.

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The entrepreneurship minor allows students to learn business skills that can be applied to any professional field. Students gain insight into the customer requirements and financial implications involved in taking a product or service from idea to implementation.

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The finance minor helps students create value in any type of business organization by broadening student's learning experiences and professional opportunities by focusing on corporate finance and investment topics in more depth.

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Hospitality industries and related entrepreneurial businesses include those in lodging, resorts, food, entertainment, events and conventions, and tourism. The hospitality management minor provides an opportunity to learn about service–oriented businesses that are a significant portion of the economies of many countries.

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The human resource management minor focuses the critical functions of a human resources department, such as hiring, training, compensation, benefits, and employment law.

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Students who select the international business minor benefit from learning the global view of worldwide markets and the role of business in these environments.

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The management information systems minor is designed for students who wish to learn about computer-based information systems and how they are used in today's businesses. The minor enhances the career options of students in any major and increases their capacity to analyze, design, and manage business processes related to their program of study.

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The management minor provides a solid introduction to the world of general business management.

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Marketing, sales, and customer-oriented aspects of the marketing minor broaden students' learning experiences and professional opportunities by creating a secondary focus in marketing.

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The real estate in hospitality minor seeks to develop your expertise in the planning, development, and management of real estate projects in the hospitality and related service industries. Course work enables you to pursue careers related to hospitality real estate development, asset management, franchising, and financing. In this minor, you will combine courses related to real estate, new business development, finance, and analytics.

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The sports, events, and entertainment management minor focuses on providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to optimize the experiences of consumers and employees in sports and entertainment. You will learn to develop, implement, and manage sports and entertainment events, as well as the operations of sports and entertainment organizations. Your course work will focus on business strategy, analytics, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, and event/venue management–all as you work to manage and deliver highly-effective experiences.  

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The supply chain management minor provides students with the knowledge to assist in developing and implementing efficient supplier systems in order to maximize customer value. Supply chain management is the coordination of the associated processes required both within a business, as well as across businesses and suppliers, to deliver products and services–from raw materials to customer delivery. The minor provides a background in areas commonly needed to support supply chain management, including business strategy, information systems, lean/quality management, customer service, purchasing, negotiations, contracts, forecasting, inventory management, logistics, and project management. Completion of this minor provides students with Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt body of knowledge.

Learn More about the Supply Chain Management Minor