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.

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)

Sample Curriculum

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For More Information:

Department of Management

Contact: Dr. Erin Makarius

Career Opportunities

Career Services

Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.