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:

  • Complete the Business & Entrepreneurship Minor online orientation (see below).
  • Have earned a C- or better in any completed Business & Entrepreneurship Minor courses (OSU or transferred).
  • Have a Business & Entrepreneurship Minor GPA of 2.5 or better. The Minor GPA only includes grades from the Required Courses taken at OSU.
    • Transfer courses that were (a) completed with a C- or better and (b) approved as equivalent to Required Courses will be used to meet specific course requirements but their grades will not be used in the Minor GPA.
  • Be in good standing at OSU with a 2.0 or better cumulative OSU GPA and a 2.0 GPA from the most recent term at OSU (OSU grades only).

PLEASE NOTE: Business Minor requirements have changed for those students who are accepted starting with the Summer 2017 term forward.  The new requirements are listed below:


Required Courses (32 credits total):

The following Required Courses must be completed with a C- or better. Overall cumulative GPA in Minor must be 2.5 or higher.

Course # Title Prerequisites Credits  Available Online?
BA 215 Fundamentals of Accounting SOPH          4 Yes
BA 230 Business Law I SOPH 4 Yes
BA 260 Intro to Entrepreneurship SOPH 4 Yes
BA 314 Sustainable Business Operations JR 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


How to Apply

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

If you have questions, please contact COB Advising.