Minors & Certificates

Upgrade your degree with a Coles minor or certificate to take your degree further. Not a business major? That’s okay! Both business and non-business majors are eligible. If you are interested, make an appointment with an Advisor today.

If you're not sure which type of program is right for you, here's the difference: 

Certificate: A concentrated group of courses related to a particular skill or knowledge area that supplements a bachelor’s degree or program; generally requires fewer credit hours than a minor.  

Minor: A group of specialized courses that enhances or builds upon an existing a degree program; usually requires more credit hours than a certificate. 

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Add a Minor or Certificate

  1. Specialize and increase your skills
  2. Improve your resume and increase your marketability to employers
  3. It doesn’t take that much more time or effort to add a minor to your educational program!
  4. Test out a subject area or build the foundation for a 2nd major
  5. Expand your knowledge and show employers your desire to learn 

Available Minors

    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS)
    • Operations & Supply Chain
    • Professional Sales
    • Retail and Consumer Services
    • Sports and Entertainment Marketing

    * The Coles College Leadership Scholars Program is a multi-year program focused on leadership development, integrated and international studies, community engagement, and mentorship. Each cohort is carefully selected through a rigorous application and interview process each year.


Available Certificates:

  • This certificate will give the student the required pre-requisite courses for the Coles MBA Accounting Concentration.

    Students will need to complete the following courses or modules as prerequisties to the certificate: 

    ACCT 2101 and ACCT 2102; Or MBA Financial Accounting D2L Module and MBA Managerial Accounting D2L Module.

    Program Description
  • Develop your understanding of business concepts and principles to complement your major. You will gain experience and build skills in the key areas of business:  

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Information Systems
    • Management
    • Marketing

    *This program is only for non-business majors and a perfect fit for many degree paths!

    Program Description
  • Entrepreneurship is an important competitive advantage regardless of the size of the organization. This certificate is designed for students who have an interest in seeking out careers that have an entrepreneurial orientation. It is also ideal for students who are pursuing degrees in fields such as sports management, social entrepreneurship, music and entertainment business, management, engineering, etc.

    The Certificate in Entrepreneurship offers KSU students the access to the most up-to-date means and methods of learning about and applying an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset.

    The Certificate in Entrepreneurship requires two foundation courses - ECON 1000 and ENTR 3001 plus specialty electives courses in a student’s interest area.

    Program Description
  • Do you have an interest in Information Security? Do you want to know how it applies to Technology? This growing and exciting field is one of the most desired skill sets you can have in business today!  

    We emphasize the skills and knowledge you need to protect and inspect systems, find threats, and react to keep information secure. With this on your resume, employers will be looking for you! 

    Program Description
  • If you enjoy computers, but don’t want a technology based degree, you can add skills and improve your resume. It’s also great for getting the latest in IS, even if you already have a bachelor's degree.  

    Information systems (IS) is rapidly becoming as important in getting a job and advancing your career as communication. Recruiting experts believe that even a little technology savvy can open doors.

    Program Description
  • Do you have a passion for music and entertainment? Under the Coles College of Business, we develop industry leaders by providing a foundation of practical experience and on-the-job training while exploring career opportunities in the music and entertainment industry. Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program.

    In our program, you will learn:  

    • Business Fundamentals
    • Develop Entertainment Industry Knowledge
    Program Description

Have Questions? Contact Us

Our Center for Student Success is located on the first floor of Kennesaw Hall. Undergraduate Academic Advising is located in KH Suite 1314, while Career and Internship Advising is located in KH Suite 1002.

Or by phone at 470-578-6055 

Make Appointment with an Advisor