The mission of the Entrepreneurship minor is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to innovate in existing firms and to launch new ventures. Students will learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities, and how to capitalize on these opportunities. In doing so, they will work closely with faculty and experienced entrepreneurs to gain hands-on experience in key activities necessary to build sound business models and to acquire critical resources as they help established firms innovate and create profitable enterprises.
The General Business minor is designed for non-business students who want to gain a broad understanding of the business world. This minor pairs well with a variety of undergraduate majors across campus. The minor includes survey courses from several of the functional fields in Culverhouse College of Business and gives students the opportunity to tailor the elective courses to their specific interests.
The General Business minor is not available to students pursuing a major within Culverhouse College of Business.
The Human Resource Management minor develops student skills for the effective management of human resources in organizations. The program trains students to strategically address human capital management to improve organizational performance. The six-course curriculum covers a range of topics, including employee recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and strategic human resource management. The curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum guidelines and prepares students to pass the SHRM-CP Certification exam as well as Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exam.
The management minor is a five-course sequence which provides students the opportunity to develop analytical and interpersonal skills necessary to focus an organization’s crucial processes on the achievement of its mission. Students in this minor will learn and practice key leadership, teamwork and innovation skills necessary to efficiently organize and employ an organization’s assets, especially its human capital, in a manner appropriate to both established firms and newly created ventures. This minor is a valuable addition to any course of study at the University of Alabama as it teaches students how to work with and through others to achieve critical goals.
This minor is not available to students who are pursuing a major in Management.
The courses in this minor help students manage what they communicate as young professionals. They improve the impression they make when communicating orally, visually, and in writing. They exercise their emotional intelligence to gain acceptance as leaders when communicating interpersonally. They gain professional experience by managing a client project that brings real-world experience to the classroom and engages students in the application of strategic communication to navigate team relationships, resolve conflicts, and facilitate effective project governance.