Enhance Your Major

ODU's minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides students the tools and insights necessary to launch a new venture, whether it is for-profit or not-for-profit. Turning a passion, cause or idea into a functioning enterprise requires acumen in marketing, finance, law and management.

The minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will complement any major and is designed for both non-business and business majors.

The required course sequence covers everything from start-up considerations, business planning, capital sourcing and legal considerations to integrating family members into the business, moving the business across generations, and selling the business to a third party.

While this minor is designed to accommodate students who are naturally creative, innovative or who plan to start and run their own enterprise, it will also be helpful to students who plan to work for an organization with an entrepreneurial mindset. In our current evolving and volatile economy, jobs no longer last decades.

Additionally, given the rapidly changing nature of our economy, employers are increasingly interested in hiring employees with an entrepreneurial or innovative mindset. This minor is ideally aligned to help students acquire that way of thinking and working.

ODU's Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

View course descriptions for pre- and co-requisites.

Courses Credits
BUS 240 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 360 Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 361 Starting a New Business Venture 3
BUS 391 Field Experience in Entrepreneurship 3
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 Required 18

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