Entrepreneurship Minor

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

All students at The University of Akron can obtain a minor in Entrepreneurship through which they can acquire entrepreneurial skills related to starting or buying a small business, working for a fast growth business or corporation, family business, franchising, or non-profit entrepreneurship. The program has already produced several successful new businesses in e-commerce, retail, and service industries. The program has also assisted in the growth of a variety of small businesses. Numerous enterprises have been created and built through this nationally recognized program.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative
  • are passionate about their teaching and students' learning
  • are experts in their areas of teaching
  • bring the business world to life through case studies, seminar presentations and discussions, problem-solving and skills performance

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)

Curriculum Guide

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Course Number Course Name Credits
6300:201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
6300:301 New Venture Creation 3
6600:300 Marketing Principles 3
6140:300 Introduction to Finance 3
or
6400:301 Corporate Finance 3
or
6300:330 Financing New Ventures 3
Total 12

Electives (choose 6 credit hours):

Course Number Course Name Credits
6100:495 Internship in Business 3
6100:499 Independent Study in Business 3
6200:301 Cost Management & Control 3
6400:430 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
6400:390 Real Estate Principles: A Value Approach 3
6400:403 Real Estate Finance 3
6400:415 Risk Management & Insurance 3
6400:473 Financial Statement Analysis 3
6500:310 Business Information Systems 3
6500:333 Supply Chain & Operations Analysis 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
Total Credits Required 18

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For More Information:

Department of Management

Contact: Dr.Susan Hanlon

Career Opportunities

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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