Entrepreneurship Minor

By completing the 18-credit Entrepreneurship minor, any student at The University of Akron can acquire entrepreneurial skills to help start or buy a small business, work for a fast-growth business, family business, franchise, or non-profit. This program already has produced several new and successful businesses and has assisted in the growth of a variety of small businesses. Numerous enterprises have been created and built through this nationally recognized program.

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Course Number Course Name Credits
6300:201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
6300:301 New Venture Creation (Spring only) 3
6600:205 Marketing Principles 3
6400:300 Introduction to Finance* (non-business majors) 3
6400:301 Principles of Finance 3
Total 12

Electives (choose 6 credit hours):

Course Number Course Name Credits
6100:499 Independent Study in Business 3
6200:301 Cost Management & Control 3
6200:330 Contemporary Federal Taxation 3
6200:431 Business Entity Taxation 3
6200:440 Assurance Services & Professional Responsibilities 3
6200:460 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
6300:360 Entrepreneurial Field Project 3
6400:343 Investments 3
6400:415 Risk Management: Health & Life Insurance (Spring only) 3
6400:473 Financial Statement Analysis 3
6500:310 Business Information Systems 3
6500:333 Supply Chain & Operations Analysis (Fall only) 3
6500:334 Service Operations Management 3
6500:341 Human Resource Management 3
6500:435 Quality Management and Control 3
6500:457 International Management 3
6600:432 Integrated Marketing Communications 3
6600:275 Professional Selling 3
6600:436 eCommerce
6600:440 Brand Management 3
6600:475 Business Negotiations 3
6800:421 Foreign Market Entry 3
Total Credits Required 18

*The pre-requisites for 6400:300 Introduction to Finance include 3250:200 Microeconomics and 3450:145 College Algebra (or higher level Math such as 3450:149 Precalculus Mathematics or 3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I). If 3450:145 College Algebra has not been taken, please consult with your academic advisor regarding placement into this course. Statistics courses are not appropriate substitutions or pre-requisites for 3450:145 College Algebra.

Akron Advantage

The program is accredited at the highest possible level by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Business Administration is considered to be one of the best business schools by Princeton Review and ranked in the top 100 of all undergraduate programs by BusinessWeek.

Hands-On Research

Our classes typically include guest speakers, site visits, case studies and team-based activities.

Real-World Experience

Students gain practical professional experience through paid internships and UA's optional cooperative education program.

Entrepreneurship Student Organizations:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Society of Information Technology and E-Business (SITE)
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon
  • Supply Chain Student Association (SCSA)

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