The Family Business Minor is intended to prepare students for leadership positions within a family firm.  With a focus on entrepreneurship, it offers students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial talents while providing a solid foundation on the risks and challenges facing a family firm, including finances, legal issues, marketing and success planning.  The curriculum will prepare future family business leaders to balance the well-being of the business, the family and individuals, as they address the challenges and opportunities which inevitably arise, day-to-day and during succession.

Successful completion of this minor requires that each course must be completed with a C- or better. In addition, the overall COB Minor GPA (OSU taken classes) must be 2.5 or higher, and at least 50% of the overall minor credits must be from OSU.  This minor may not be completed in conjunction with the Business & Entrepreneurship Minor.

31 Total Credits Required (minimum)
Course # Title Prerequisites Credits Available Online?
BA 260 Intro to Entrepreneurship SOPH   4 Yes
BA 315 Accounting for Decision Making SOPH 4 Yes
BA 351

Managing Organizations

JR 4 Yes
BA 360

Intro to Financial Management

BA 315 (or BA 215), ECON201, JR

4 Yes
BA 365 Family Business Management JR 4 Yes
BA 390 Marketing ECON 201, JR 4 Yes
BA 463 Family Enterprise Governance BA 365, SR 4 Yes
ECON 201 Microeconomics MTH 111 4 Yes

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