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ODU's Adult & Continuing Education program offers a variety of business minors to enhance any major:
  • Computer Science — Provides a foundation in computer programming concepts, networks, database systems and analysis of information technology. 
  • Entrepreneurship — Students gain the tools and insights necessary to launch a new venture, including marketing, finance, law and management.
  • Insurance & Risk Management — Courses in insurance and risk management are complemented by courses in the functional areas of business and economics.
  • Marketing — Students develop the perspectives and skills necessary to succeed in many fields, including business, marketing, sales, public relations and more.
  • Supply Chain Management — Students gain professional training in supply chain management and complete certification requirements designed for the SC-PRO Fundamentals certification.

Course Requirements & Descriptions

  • Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Courses Credits
    BUS 240 Management & Organizational Behavior3
    BUS 360 Innovation & Entrepreneurship3
    BUS 361 Starting a New Business Venture3
    BUS 391 Field Experience in Entrepreneurship3
    BUS 497 Internship*3
    Select One Course from the following for 3 Credits 
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing
    BUS 305 Non-Profit Management
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management
    BUS 362 Building, Operating & Passing on a Family Business
    BUS 370 Professional Selling
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics
    PRS 340 Internet Strategies: Social Media, e-Commerce and More

    SOC 279F Reflections on the Common Good: What is the Common Good? Social Entrepreneurship

    *Approved Internship in any discipline relative to the Minor in Entrepreneurship 
    Total Credits Required18
  • Minor in Risk Management & Insurance
    Courses Credits
    RMI 210 Fundamentals of Risk Management & Insurance 3
    RMI 220 Operations & Management of Insurance Companies 3
    Select 1 Course
    RMI 301 Personal Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
    RMI 401 Commercial Property-Casualty Risk Management & Insurance 3
    Select 2 Courses
    BUS 370 Professional Selling 3
    CIS 370 Software Tools for Data Analysis & Visualization 3
    ECN 260 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
    ECN 325 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    FIN 310 Investments 3
    RMI 303 Project Management 3
    RMI 350 Life & Health Insurance 3
    RMI 497 Internship in Risk Management & Insurance 3
    PRS/BUS 265 Business Writing & Presentations 3
    Total Credits Required 15
  • Minor in Marketing
    Courses Credits
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 3
    Select 4 Courses for 12 Credits
    BUS 221 International Marketing 3
    BUS 251 Retailing 3
    BUS 270 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
    BUS 370 Professional Selling 3
    BUS 371 Sales Force Management & Leadership 3
    BUS 378 Marketing in Service Industries 3
    PRS 201 Principles of Public Relations 3
    PSY 212 Social Psychology 3
    SPM 220 Sport Marketing 3
    Total Credits Required 15
  • Minor in Supply Chain Management
    Courses Credits
    SCM 201 Introduction to the Logistics Industry 3
    SCM 210 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management 3
    SCM 215 Strategic Design of the Supply Chain 3
    SCM 220 Warehouse Operations and Control 3
    SCM 225 Implementing and Optimizing the Supply Chain 3

    Total Credits Required 15