Minors and Certificates
A minor allows you to specialize in a discipline outside of your major. To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.
No matter what your major, a minor in economics will help you learn to examine and solve high-level business, economic, and social problems. It provides a strong background and educational complement to a variety of degree programs—including law, actuarial science, engineering, and more.
Travel the world while you earn college credit! Earn a minor in global business and combine a study-abroad or faculty-led travel experience with business, economics, and foreign language courses. You’ll gain an edge in your post-college career search or in entering the Peace Corps—and have a life-changing experience in another culture.
Round out your education by earning a certificate, which provides focused study on a very specific topic or area. Certificates are noted on official transcripts and offer educational options not available as minors or concentrations within a major. Credits earned for the certificate may also be counted toward your degree requirements.
The School of Business and Economics offers three certificate programs. All are available to degree-seeking students and are interdisciplinary, drawing upon the expertise of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.
Economics Education Certification—Major
Prepare for certification as a secondary school economics teacher in the State of Michigan. You’ll complete requirements similar to those for the BS in economics, and simultaneously complete additional courses in education and in a teaching minor. Plan on an additional semester or two of study beyond the completion of your bachelor's degree.
Economics Education Certification—Minor
The economics minor is available to students seeking major certification in another Michigan Tech secondary education program. Similar to the Economics Education Major Certification, this program will prepare you for certification as an economics teacher in the state of Michigan.
Manage the world’s resources! A certificate in industrial forestry is a great option for students in both the Schools of Business and Economics and Forestry and Environmental Science. Gain a working knowledge of the forestry and wood products industries while acquiring fundamental business, management, and leadership skills.