A pillar of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program, the business minor is anchored in the belief that a liberal arts education offers the best foundation for a business career. Such an education provides a broad understanding of human behavior and institutions, appreciation of global culture and of peoples around the world, and perspectives for developing personal values and ethical standards. It also encourages the sort of creativity and flexibility of mind that business leadership demands.

The business minor requires students to take courses in economics, accounting, finance and business ethics and to elect specified courses from the disciplines of economics, psychology, politics, computer science, history, forestry, and business. In choosing elective courses, students must select one of three tracks: Managerial, International, or Finance. The Managerial track is for students who wish to concentrate their electives in courses directly relevant to the management of complex business organizations. The International track is for students who have a particular interest in international business. The Finance track is designed for students wishing to acquire a comprehensive grounding in modern finance. Finance I, II, and III cover all topics on the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) exam and will be of special interest to students contemplating careers in finance or those who plan to take the CFA exam.


Google engineering leader to discuss the value of a liberal arts education
February 6, 2019
Dr. Katharina Probst, Engineering Leader at Google, will be the Graham Executive-in-Residence for the 2019 Easter Semester. In her presentation, "Sewanee to Silicon Valley: Lessons in Leadership and Change," Dr. Probst will share insights on how her liberal arts education provided the foundation for a successful career leading engineering teams at Netflix and Google. The public talk is at 4:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, in the Torian Room in duPont Library.
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BCG Strategy and Innovation Leader Presents Views on Adapting to Business Challenges
January 31, 2019
Michael Deimler, senior partner and managing director of the Boston Consulting Group, will be the Bryan Viewpoints speaker for the 2019 Easter Semester. His presentation, “When the Game Gets Tough, Change the Game,” will offer insights into creating business success with agile leadership. The public talk is at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 4, in the Torian Room in duPont Library, followed by a reception.
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MoFi CEO to discuss the value of Community Development Financial Institutes
November 15, 2018
David Glaser, president and CEO of MoFi, a Montana-based not-for-profit financial institution, will be the Humphreys Entrepreneur-in-Residence speaker for the Advent Semester. His presentation, “Money Matters: How Access to Capital Builds a Stronger, More Inclusive America,” will consider the power of providing financial resources to transform the lives of individuals and strengthen community prosperity. The presentation is at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Torian Room in duPont Library. All are welcome!
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