Earn A Minor From The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

If you want to enhance your major, or focus on a second area of study, a minor may be right for you.  The Tobin college offers over 20 minors designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a second area of interest, broaden your knowledge, skills, and competencies, and give you an advantage over the competition when you are interviewing for employment or applying to graduate school. Minors show employers or schools that you are hardworking and can handle an additional workload.  Minors are discipline-based; that is, the department that offers the minor defines its content.  Students should talk to someone in their intended minor department for additional information.

If you are interested in minoring, you should speak with your academic advisor to ensure the minor can fit into your schedule without interfering with your major requirements and that you can complete everything on time. 

The following Tobin minors are 9 credits beyond the business core curriculum for all business majors and 12 credits in total beyond their majors for all non-Tobin students at St. John's University.

Accounting

The minor in accounting introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to help businesses measure financial results, improve business processes, and comply with the Internal Revenue Code.  In addition to the business core course in accounting: ACC 2370, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Tobin students must complete three additional accounting/taxation courses (9 credits).  See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/accounting-minor

Contact Information: Joseph Trainor, Department of Accountancy, Bent Hall-Room 411, [email protected], 718-990-7304

Accounting Information Systems

The minor in accounting information systems is an introduction to the foundational skills and competencies necessary for success in such advisory services as compliance audit, fraud examination, information technology audit, and internal audit.  In addition to the business core course in accounting: ACC 2370, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Tobin students must complete the following three additional assurance and information systems (AIS) courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/accounting-information-systems-minor

Contact Information: Joseph Trainor, Department of Accountancy, Bent Hall-Room 411, [email protected], 718-990-7304

Business Analytics

The minor in business analytics provides a proper analytical foundation that can be used along with other business and nonbusiness disciplines in the era of big data.  In addition to the business core course in business analytics: BUA 2334 Modern Statistics II or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete three additional business analytics / information systems courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/business-analytics-minor

Contact Information: Manuel G Russon, Department of Business Analytics & Information Systems, Bent Hall Room, 311, [email protected], 718-990-7363

Business Law

The minor in business law introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to deal with the legalities of running a business and to recognize the body of law that governs business and commerce.  In addition to the business core course in law: LAW 1310 Law in a Business Environment or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete three additional business law courses (9 credits).  See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/business-law-minor

Contact Information: John Clarke, Department of Law, Bent Hall, Room 302, [email protected], 718-990-6481

Economics

The minor in economics broadens a student’s understanding of basic economic theories and their applications to domestic and global economic issues. The continuing volatility of the world's economies creates a need for informed economic analyses to aid businesses in making sound business decisions.

In addition to the core courses in economics: ECO 1301 Principles of Economics I, and ECO 1302 Principles of Economics II or their equivalents, Tobin students must complete three additional economics courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/economics-minor

Contact Information: Charles Clark, Department of Economics and Finance, Bent Hall, Room 330, [email protected], 718-990-7343

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

The minor in entrepreneurship and small business management introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to create new ventures, to maintain family businesses, to grow existing businesses, or to pursue successful careers in innovation-related roles within established organizations. You enjoy both theoretical and practical applications through the design of business plans and participation in cash prize business plan competitions.  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 1301 Administrative and Organizational Behavior or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete three additional entrepreneurship courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/entrepreneurship-and-small-business-management-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495

Experiential and Event Marketing

The minor in experiential marketing introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to engage consumers using branded experiences or an “event marketing experience,” to create a memorable impact on the consumer that inspires them to share with friends both face-to-face or offline to raise brand awareness, create and nurture business opportunities, and develop long-term customer loyalty.  In addition to the business core course in marketing: MKT 2301 Principles of Marketing or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete three additional experiential and event marketing courses. See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/experiential-marketing-minor

Contact Information: Iris Mohr, Department of Marketing, Bent Hall, Room 344, [email protected], 718-990-7307

Financial Technology (FinTech)

The minor in FinTech is designed to provide a foundation in the technologies, techniques, and tools employed in one of the fastest-growing areas of finance. Students learn cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledgers, crypto asset investing, popular AI machine-learning techniques, as well as the financial knowledge required to work in the industry.  In addition to the business core course in finance: FIN 2310 Foundations of Finance or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete the three FinTech courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses:

Contact Information: Jason Berkowitz, Department of Economics and Finance, Bent Hall, Room 222, [email protected], 212-284-7022

Finance

The minor in finance introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for success in finance by enabling you to sharpen your skills in evaluating potential projects and developing investment strategies to make value-enhancing decisions in your organization.  In addition to the business core course in finance: FIN 2310 Foundations of Finance or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete the three additional finance courses (9 credits).  In addition to ACT 2334, Theory of Interest or its equivalent, actuarial science students must complete three finance courses from FIN 3000/4000 level courses. See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/finance-minor

Contact Information: Jason Berkowitz, Department of Economics and Finance, Bent Hall, Room 222, [email protected], 212-284-7022

Global Supply Chain Management

The minor in global supply chain introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to understand, evaluate, and recommend modern global supply chain approaches and strategy.  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 3325 Management of Operations or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three additional supply chain management courses. See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/global-supply-chain-management-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495

Human-Centered Business Design

The minor in human-centered business design provides a framework to expand a company’s operational needs to include social consciousness and environmental sustainability into its practices and to differentiate it as an ethical business.  In addition to the business core course in marketing: MKT 2301 Principles of Marketing or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three design marketing courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/human-centered-business-design-minor

Contact Information: Iris Mohr, Department of Marketing, Bent Hall, Room 344, [email protected], 718-990-7307

Human Resources Management

The minor in human resources management introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to understand contemporary human capital management. You may sit for the Human Resources Certification on the way to completing the minor.  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 1301 Administrative and Organizational Behavior or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three additional human resource management courses. See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/human-resources-management-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495

International Management

The minor in international management introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to handle the complex financial, cultural, and ethical challenges of operating in a global business environment. You gain an intensive understanding of environmental and institutional factors relevant to international business (e.g., international trade and economic theory, and environmental analysis).  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 1301 Administrative and Organizational Behavior or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three international management courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/international-management-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495

Marketing

The minor in general marketing introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for marketing positions in various organizations and enables graduates to be leaders in the fields of strategic planning, pricing, distribution, advertising, and promotion.  In addition to the business core course in marketing: MKT 2301 Principles of Marketing or its equivalent, Tobin students must complete three additional marketing courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/general-marketing-minor

Contact Information: Iris Mohr, Department of Marketing, Bent Hall, Room 344, [email protected], 718-990-7307

Marketing Analytics

The minor in marketing analytics introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to help companies and organizations decide which products and services to sell to which customers at what price through the study of market conditions, competitors' activities, and consumer behavior.  In addition to the business core course in marketing: MKT 2301 Principles of Marketing or its equivalent, Tobin students must select the following three marketing analytics courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/marketing-analytics-minor

Contact Information: Iris Mohr, Department of Marketing, Bent Hall, Room 344, [email protected], 718-990-7307

Marketing of Services

The minor in marketing of services provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to engage with and attract a wider audience of customers, to understand what customers need and what services they are willing to buy, and to apply effective marketing strategies.  In addition to the business core course in marketing: MKT 2301 Principles of Marketing or its equivalent, Tobin students must select the three additional service marketing courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/marketing-services-minor

Contact Information: Iris Mohr, Department of Marketing, Bent Hall, Room 344, [email protected], 718-990-7307

Organizational Management

The minor in organizational management introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to emerge as a manager with the introductory skills to communicate, manage conflicts, demonstrate leadership, and conceptualize the complex operational aspects of businesses operating globally.  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 1301 Administrative and Organizational Behavior or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three additional organizational management courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/organizational-management-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495

Risk Management and Insurance

The minor in risk management introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for success in risk management, including the methods of developing financial protection against loss, with an emphasis on insurance principles and solving risk management issues.  In addition to the business core course in risk management and insurance: RMI 1301 Risk Management or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three risk management and insurance courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/risk-management-minor

Contact Information: Mark Browne, Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, 101 Astor Place, Room 215, [email protected], 212-277-5175

Sports Leadership and Branding

The minor in sports leadership and branding introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for student-athletes and other undergraduate students motivated to develop and sharpen their managerial and promotional skills in order to manage their name, image, and likeness (NIL) as permitted by statutes, regulations, standards, and policies. You learn skills to support digital marketing of firms or of yourself on social media. Tobin students must select three sports leadership and branding courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/sports-leadership-and-branding-minor

Contact Information: William Reisel, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Spellman Hall, Room 205, [email protected], 718-390-4389

Sustainability and Social Enterprise

The minor in sustainability and social enterprise introduces the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to understand sustainability in social enterprises, environmentally preferable supply chain management, reporting sustainability performance, the ethical dimensions of sustainability, and the economic global business implications of sustainability.  In addition to the business core course in management: MGT 2301 Administrative and Organizational Behavior or its equivalent, Tobin students must select three sustainability management courses (9 credits). See following link for required and elective courses: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/programs/sustainability-and-social-enterprise-minor

Contact Information: John Angelidis, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, and Operations, Bent Hall, Room 461, [email protected], 718-990-6495