You might like this program if:
You want to add business skills to strengthen your career options. You are not a business major, but are interested in working in a business setting. You enjoy courses in economics, accounting or other business disciplines. You are a collaborator, analytical thinker and effective communicator.
What is business?
Business is a professionally-oriented program providing a broad education and solid grounding of business knowledge. The Business minor complements any major and provides a broad education and introduction to business knowledge. With opportunities to learn about business disciplines, including accounting, management, marketing, and economics, students will gain skills and the tools to apply in any setting.
About the Business minor:
The Business minor is a strong complement to virtually any major. Courses prescribed for the minor are taught by Penn State faculty providing courses to the B.S. in Business and the A.S. in Business Administration. It provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply skills appropriate to the business contexts of their chosen majors. Students pursuing the Business minor must complete 13 credits of prescribed coursework and six credits of additional coursework. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor. The prescribed thirteen credits of coursework presents students with a critical foundation of core business disciplines: accounting, management, marketing, and either macro- or micro-economics. The six credits of additional coursework must be taken at the 400-level.
An entrepreneur is commonly thought of as one who starts a small business. At Penn State DuBois, we have a more encompassing vision of an entrepreneur, that includes the person who can work entrepreneurially within an existing organization. Whether a small, midsize, or large business, organizations can achieve greater success through the creative and innovative thinking of the entrepreneur.
Our students will gain skills essential to succeed in any business setting, including problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. Our program and our faculty will develop and inspire students to succeed as entrepreneurs, so that they can generate concepts to patent; turn unique ideas into opportunities; launch a successful business; purchase an existing company or franchise; and become great leaders, managers, and innovators.
The entrepreneurship minor is intended for students from every major and discipline, building on ideas and innovation.
Spatial Analysis and Engineering Design Principles Certificate
This 7 credit certificate provides innovative instruction about the application of new design methods and processes in a variety of engineering disciplines. The certificate emphasizes how to use CAD software to create concise drawings to develop an effective design system to provide solutions for specific products, systems, components, or services.
EDSGN 100 Introduction to Engineering Design (3 credits) Introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphic, verbal, and written.
EDSGN 110 Spatial Analysis in Engineering Design (2 credits) Spatial analysis techniques using advanced computer-aided drafting and design systems, with an emphasis on engineering concepts, analysis and design. Prerequisite: EDSGN 100
EDSGN 210 Tolerancing and Spatial Models (2 credits) Tolerances; form and size; unilateral, bilateral, and symmetric; form control, critical fits, tolerances specifications precedence; applications in spatial models. Prerequisite: EDSGN 110
Students are responsible for meeting all required course prerequisites.
Please contact Douglas Miller, Instructor in Engineering at (814) 375-4731 or [email protected] for more information and how to enroll in the Spatial Analysis and Engineering Design Credit Certificate.
Professional Licensure and Certification Compliance
Many US states and territories require professional licensure/certification to be employed. If you plan to pursue employment in a licensed profession after completing this program, please visit the Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures by State interactive map.