With an innovative curriculum taught by dedicated professors, the Business and Entrepreneurship minor provides you with a fundamental stepping stone on the road to identifying and commercializing business opportunities in any type of organization. Learn to recognize business opportunities and gain fundamental business skills essential for launching a new venture or idea.

Eligibility Requirements

BUSINESS MAJORS may not add the Business & Entrepreneurship minor. Only non-Business majors are eligible for this minor.

To be eligible to declare the Business & Entrepreneurship minor, the following must be true at the time of evaluation:

  • Have earned a C- or better in any Required Courses already taken, whether at OSU or transfer school.
  • Have a Business & Entrepreneurship Minor GPA of 2.5 or better. The Minor GPA only includes grades from the Required and Elective Courses taken at OSU.
    • Transfer courses that were (a) completed with a C- or better and (b) approved as equivalent to Required and Elective Courses will be used to meet specific course requirements but their grades will not be used in the Minor GPA.
  • Have a 2.0 or better in most recent term OSU GPA and in cumulative OSU GPA.


PLEASE NOTE: Business Minor requirements will be changing for those students who are accepted starting with the Summer 2017 term forward.  Click new requirements to learn more.


Required Courses (if added minor prior to Summer 2017)

The following Required Courses must be completed with a C- or better.One additional Elective Course must be completed with a C- or better. See next page for full list of Elective Courses.

Course # Title Prerequisites Credits  Available Online?
BA 215 Fundamentals of Accounting SOPH          4 Yes
BA 260 Intro to Entrepreneurship SOPH 4 Yes
BA 351 Managing Organizations JR 4 Yes
BA 360 Intro to Financial Management JR, ECON 201, BA 215 or BA 213 4 Yes
BA 390 Marketing JR, ECON 201 4 Yes
ECON 201 Intro to Microeconomics SOPH, MTH 111 4 Yes

 Elective Course - choose one from this list

Course #      Title Prerequisites Credits Available Online?
BA 230 Business Law SOPH 4 No
FIN 341 Investments * JR, FIN 340 or BA 360 4 No
FIN 342 Corporate Finance * JR, FIN 340 or BA 360 4 No
BA 357 Operations Management * JR, BA 275 or 276 4 Yes
BA 362 Social Entrepreneurship * JR 4 No
BA 363 Technology and Innovation Management * JR, BA 260 4 No
MGMT 364 Project Management * JR, BA 351 or BA 352 4 Yes
BA 365 Family Bus. Management * JR 4 Yes
MRKT 396 Fundamentals of Marketing Research * JR, BA 276 or Stats course, BA 390 4 Yes
MGMT 452 Leadership * SR, BA 351/BA352 4 No
MGMT 453 Human Resources Management * SR, BA 351/BA 352 4 No
BA 460 Venture Management * SR, BA 260, BA 351/BA 352, BA 390 4 No
BA 463 Family Business Management * Instructor Permission required (see COB advisor for details) 4 No
BA 467 New Venture Laboratory * SR, BA 357 and BA 458 4 No
BA 468 Technology Commercialization * SR BA 363 or instructor permission 4 No
MRKT 492 Consumer Behavior * SR, BA 390 4 No
MRKT 495 Retail Management * SR, BA 390 4 No
MRKT 497 Global Marketing * SR, BA 390, BA 347 4 No
MRKT 498 Services Marketing * SR, BA 390, Bend Campus Only 4 No



 *= Phase 2; Come to 122 Austin on the first day of Phase 2 to request override.

How to Apply

To apply, please go to the Apply to Business & Entrepreneurship Minor page.

If you have questions, please contact COB Advising.