Entrepreneurship Minor

Program Overview

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
or
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.