Ohio University

Major in Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

The goal of the program is to provide you with an in-depth and rigorous study of the field of entrepreneurship. We focus on honing your ability to either start a new venture or develop the ability to meaningfully contribute in a corporate entrepreneurial setting. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to start your own small business, to assist other entrepreneurs in starting up or running a business, or to contribute to entrepreneurial activities in established organizations.

The economic development of our nation is sparked primarily by the 'Entrepreneurial Spirit.' This spirit emerges from a very special and unique segment of the population known as entrepreneurs. A continual infusion of new ideas and new energies brought forth by these entrepreneurs is the cornerstone of economic growth in our country. As such, entrepreneurs and their new ventures are of vital importance in the process of economic revitalization.

Success in entrepreneurship requires a broad base of conceptual knowledge, personal skills, and competencies. The required courses ensure a variety of rich developmental experiences that can include applied learning, case analysis, research projects, team-based active learning projects, and guest speakers, in addition to traditional classroom lectures and discussions. This major places a strong emphasis on written and oral communications skills, teamwork, and personal initiative.


Major Hours Requirement
The entrepreneurship major requires a minimum of 120 hours.

University-wide Graduation Requirements
To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

Entrepreneurship Requirements

Core Requirements

  • ACCT 3770 - Entrepreneurial Accounting
  • MGT 3450 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • MGT 3730 - Entrepreneurial Business Consulting
  • MGT 3740 - Ideation and Business Models
  • MGT 4700 - Theories of Entrepreneurship

Elective (Choose One)

  • BUSL 3780 - Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • LPA 4710 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 3400 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 3650 - International Market Assessment and Entry
  • MGT 3710 - Business Plan Design
  • MGT 3720 - Technology Commercialization
  • MKT 4900 - Entrepreneurial Sales

College of Business (COB) Requirements

Individual Core Requirements

  • ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting
  • ACCT 1020 - Decision Making with Accounting
  • BA 2000 - Career Management Strategies
  • BUSL 2550 - Corporate Responsibility in a Legal Environment
  • FIN 3000 - Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • MGT 3200 - Operations Management
  • MGT 4800J - Business Strategy
  • QBA 1720 - Introduction to Information Analysis and Descriptive Analysis
  • QBA 2720 - Business Analytics

Introductory Cluster Requirements

  • BA 1000 - Introduction to the College of Business
  • BA 1100- Introduction to Business
  • BA 1500 - Introduction to Business Communication and Professional Skills
  • UC 1500 - Student Transition Seminar
  • UC 1900 Learning Community Seminar

Business Cluster Requirements

  • BA 2500 - Strategic Business Communication
  • MGT 2100 - Introduction to Management and Organization
  • MIS 2020 - Business Information Systems
  • MKT 2400 - Introduction to Marketing Management

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