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ODU's Adult & Continuing Education program offers a variety of business minors to enhance any major:

  • Human Resources Management — Prepare for a career as a human resource professional, studying recruitment, training and development, employee retention, diversity management, and employee relations.
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship — Students gain the tools and insights necessary to launch a new venture, including marketing, finance, law and management.
  • Marketing — Students develop the perspectives and skills necessary to succeed in many fields, including business, marketing, sales, public relations and more.
  • Risk Management & Insurance — Courses in insurance and risk management are complemented by courses in the functional areas of business and economics.
  • Sociology — Students focus on a comprehensive, macroscopic understanding of society and social issues.
  • 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 Human Resources Management
    • View course descriptions for pre- and co-requisites.
    Courses Credits
    BUS 240 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    BUS 343 Human Resource Management 3
    BUS 373 Managing the Diverse Workforce 3
    BUS 443 Recruitment and Staffing 3
    BUS 444 Talent Development 3
    Select one credit from the following:

    Courses Credits
    BUS 250 Legal Environment of Business
    BUS 301 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Managers
    RMI 350 Life and Health Insurance
    Total Credits Required 18
  • 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 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 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 310 Enterprise Risk Management
    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 Sociology
    Courses Credits
    SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    SOC 215 Deviance & Institutional Problems 3
    Select 12 credits from any SOC courses, which may include SWK 279, or PSY 212
    At least 15 totals in the minor must be from SOC courses
    Total Credits Required 18
  • 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