The SLAMM minor is intended to introduce non-business majors to an understanding of management practices and principles within the perspective of the liberal arts.  As an interdisciplinary minor, and through a curriculum divided into three tiers, it incorporates basic economic and accounting courses with classes throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences as well as specially designed SLAMM courses focusing on leadership, ethics, law, public relations, marketing and strategy.  Students completing the minor will acquire skills that may be applicable for future careers as well as gaining an appreciation of the origins and implications of contemporary business methods and institutions.

Learning outcomes:

Financial Literacy – Students will gain an understanding of the language and practice of financial markets and industry, including measuring and communicating the results of business operations, financial positions, and cash flow.

Management Concepts and Practices – Students will develop and analyze individual and team based problem solving, communication, and leadership skills.  They will demonstrate knowledge of business and organizational behavior, legal structures, and strategic planning.

Critical Perspectives on Business and Society – Students will utilize a liberal arts perspective to gain an understanding of the market within a global perspective.  They will explore how economic trends and conditions are rooted in historical, political, and social conditions, and have critical ethical implications.

Integration of Disciplinary Expertise with Career Opportunities – Students will be able to link their chosen majors to the trends and practices learned through the management minor.  Specific, discipline based elective courses, reinforced by internships, will connect theory to practice in existing areas of employment.


The minor requires a minimum of six courses (18 hours) selected from three tiers that will insure the students have an acquaintance with basic business language and practices as well as an interdisciplinary perspective.  Courses taken in the Freeman School, apart from Accounting 2010, will be considered for credit on a case by case basis.  A maximum of two courses may be counted from a study-abroad program, provided the courses are accepted by the specific department advisor and the director of SLAMM. Registration is restricted to SLAMM minors during priority registration.  Open to all students thereafter.



Tier I – students must complete both courses in Tier I

ACCN 2010 Financial Accounting
ECON 1010 Microeconomics


Tier II – students must complete a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 in Tier II

PHIL 2600 Business Ethics
SLAM 3010 Leadership
SLAM 3020 Management
SLAM 3030 Principles of Marketing
SLAM 3050 Public Relations
SLAM 3060 Philanthropy and Social Change
SOCI 2500 Organizational Behavior


Tier III – Electives

ANTH 3195 Financial Lives
ANTH 3190 Economic Anthropology
ARBC 3200 Business Arabic
ASTC 3070 Business Chinese
COMM 3290 Digital Production for Nonprofits
COMM 3400 Communication and Leadership in Groups and Organizations
ECON 3100 Economics of Money and Banking
ECON 3240 Economic History of the United States
ECON 3340 Government in the Economy
ENLS 3670 Technical Writing
FREN 3060 Business French
HIST 4004 Markets, Money and Trade in Pre-Industrial Economies
ITAL 3200 Italian for Business
MUSC 2800 Introduction to the Music Business
POLC 4030 Comparative Political Economy of the Welfare State
POLI 3540 International Political Economy
SLAM 2010 Financial Literacy
SOCI 1510 Work in American Society
SOCI 2180 Wealth, Power and Inequality
SPAN 3050 Business and Legal Spanish

Application Process:

Completion of the Major/Minor Declaration form is required. 

Please contact Shellond Chester.

Contact info:
Shellond Chester
Program Administrator of SLAMM

102 Newcomb Hall

Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225,