Business Electives for Non-Business Majors

University of Akron students, do you:

  • Need an extra class to fill your schedule?
  • Want to expand your knowledge and skills to land that first job after graduation?
  • Need help deciding on a major and you want to see what business offers?

Look no further, the College of Business has an array of courses and pathways for you to sample. The classes listed below are great for non-business majors and a smart way to use your free electives or investigate a minor. Start exploring this semester. We recommend you pick a pathway and start with the first class listed.

Making a Living Doing What you Love

  • 6300:201 Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • 6300:301 New Venture Creation (prerequisite of 6300:201)

And one of the following:

  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits)
  • 6500:301 Management Principles & Concepts (prerequisite of 48 credits)
  • 6500:341 Intro to Human Resource Management (prerequisite of 6500:301)

Sell Yourself, Sell Anything 

  • 6600:275 Professional Selling (prerequisite of 25 credits)
  • 6600:475 Business Negotiations (prerequisite of 6600:275)
  • 6600:478 Advanced Professional Selling (prerequisite of 6600:275)

Conversation Builders

  • 6100:101 Business Issues in a Connected World (no prerequisite)
  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits)
  • 6800:305 International Business (prerequisite of 48 credits)

Survival Skills

  • 6140:300 Intro to Finance (no prerequisite)
  • 6600:275 Professional Selling (prerequisite of 25 credits)
  • 6200:250 Spreadsheet Modeling (prerequisite of 24 credits)
  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits)

Law & Business

  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits) or 6400:321 Business Law I (offered fall semester only, prerequisite of 64 credits)
  • 6400:322 Business Law II (offered spring semester only, prerequisite 64 credits)
  • 6400:323 International Business Law (offered spring semester only, no prerequisite)

Control Your Financial Future

  • 6140:300 Intro to Finance (no prerequisite) or 6400:200 Foundations of Personal Finance (prerequisite 3250:200 & 3450:145)
  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits)
  • 6600:275 Professional Selling (prerequisite of 25 credits)

CBA Sampler: Make Yourself a Better Employee (choose one, two or three that interest you the most)

  • 6100:101 Business Issues in a Connected World (no prerequisite)
  • 6100:350 Special Topics: Personal Leadership Skills 1 credit  (no prerequisite)
  • 6600:275 Professional Selling (prerequisite of 25 credits)
  • 6200:250 Spreadsheet Modeling (prerequisite of 24 credits)
  • 6400:220 Legal & Social Environment of Business (prerequisite of 32 credits)
  • 6500:301 Management Principles & Concepts (prerequisite of 48 credits)
  • 6500:302 Organizational Behavioral & Leadership Skills (prerequisite 6500:301)
  • 6600:205 Marketing Principles (prerequisite of 24 credits)