Business Degree

Expand your views on the business world and your opportunities as a business professional via a minor in the Gender Studies Program.
Stand out from your peers — add a Gender Studies minor to your business degree.

Why does diversity matter in the workplace?

Why are there still so few female CEOs?

How does women’s equality contribute to economic growth?

How are businesses today marketing products to women?

What should maternity leave policies look like? Paternity leave policies?

What does “work-life balance” look like in an economy where 70% of all workers earn less than $50,000/year?

Use your non-BA electives to earn a Gender Studies minor (15 credits)
2 required courses (6 credits):
  • Introduction to Gender Studies (fulfills SOSC requirement)
  • Perspectives on Gender: Theory and Practice
3 elective courses (9 credits); use them to focus your minor:

Want to consider the impact of gender on the business world?

Design a Gender Studies minor focused on labor issues and economics.
Choose 3 electives from courses like*:

  • Working in America Since 1945
  • Laboring Women in America
  • American Consumer Culture in the 20th century
  • Family, Gender and Employment
  • Mexican Immigration: A South Bend Case Study
  • Economics of the Family

Want to add some arts and humanities to your business degree? 

Design a Gender Studies minor focused on arts and culture.
Choose 3 electives from courses like*:

  • American “Chicks”
  • The Movie Musical
  • Fashioning American Identities
  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Gender and Fan Studies
  • Jane’s Heirs
  • Media and Identity

*examples of recent course offerings; to see our current list of courses, visit undergraduate courses

Set yourself apart with a Gender Studies minor.

For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Butler: