A minor allows a student to specialize in a discipline outside their 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.
Minor in Economics
The minor in economics offered through the School of Business and Economics is meant to supplement a technical and specialized degree. It provides depth and additional analytical skills to a university education and an expanded understanding of the roles of decision makers in an economy and in governments of an economy. Additionally, the minor in economics serves as a strong background for professional degrees such as the MBA, law, and actuarial science. Download requirements.
Minor in Global Business
Travel the world while you earn college credit! Choose to earn a minor in Global Business and integrate a study abroad or faculty led travel experience with business, economics, and foreign language courses. Earning this minor will give you an edge over other job applicants after graduation as well as provide a life-shaping experience in another culture.
The Global Business minor is open to all majors at Michigan Tech and is an asset for anyone looking to work internationally or within a global company. This minor is also beneficial to students considering the Peace Corps or graduate school following graduation. Download requirements.
A certificate is awarded upon completion of a prescribed set of courses that provide students with knowledge of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary subfield. Certificates are noted on official transcripts and offer educational options not available as a minor or a concentration within a major.
Credits earned for the certificate may also be counted toward the student’s degree requirements.
The School of Business and Economics offers three certificate programs. Both programs 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
This program will prepare students for certification as a secondary school economics teachers in the State of Michigan. Students will complete requirements similar to those of the BS in Economics (SS2100, SS2500 and SS2600 substitute for some economics electives and EC3100 and EC3300 are required) and simultaneously complete additional courses in education and in a teaching minor to qualify for certification. Students should plan an additional semester or two of study beyond the completion of a bachelor's degree.Download the Economics Education major requirements.
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 students for certification as an economics teacher in the state of Michigan. Download the Economics Education minor requirements.
Business students can use the certificate to obtain a working knowledge of the forestry and wood products industries. SFRES students can use the certificate to obtain a working knowledge of business fundamentals and management of the world's resources. Download CIF Requirements.