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The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration also offers an entrepreneurship minor. The entrepreneurship minor is available to every ONU student with an interest in learning what it takes to pursue your dreams and start your own business. Engineering students should take the Engineering Entrepreneurship Option offered by the College of Engineering.
The Dicke College of Business Administration offers three courses to support learning about innovation and entrepreneurship at Ohio Northern University and how and why to start a business:
Principles of Entrepreneurship (ABUS 2221; no prerequisites) introduces students to the entrepreneurial mindset and the challenges of developing a new product, business or process. Students create or select ideas to turn into persuasive speeches or business “elevator pitches.” They learn how to turn their great ideas into business opportunities. Student competitions, both on and off campus, are a planned part of the course experience, as are meetings with successful entrepreneurs.
New Venture Creation (ABUS 4441; ABUS 2221 required)helps students learn how to take an idea they have developed into a launch stage or, alternately, take a business they have already created into the next funding or expansion stage. Students prepare business plans for their ideas and test these ideas by entering business plan competitions at ONU or in Midwest or national venues. Off-campus competitions and mentoring by faculty and ONU alumni are a part of the course experience.
Entrepreneurial Finance (ABUS 3331) Basic financial and accounting concepts; financial planning; obtaining finance; use and analysis of financial statements; cash flow management and budgeting in a new venture or entrepreneurial organization. Prerequisite(s): ABUS 2221. May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Business Administration. Must be enrolled in one of the following Minor fields of study: Entrepreneurship. Course Attributes: Critical and Creative Thinking, Informed Ethical Responses.
The entrepreneurship minor requires 18 credit hours of course work. This includes 15 credit hours of required courses and 3 hours of an elective course. Elective course must be approved by the entrepreneurship Program Director.
- Principles of Entrepreneurship (ABUS 2221)
- Entrepreneurial Finance (ABUS 3331)-non-DCBA students
- Financial Accounting (BIZ 2111)-DCBA students
- Marketing for Business Planning (BIZ 2511)
- New Venture Creation (ABUS 4441)
Choose one course:
- Small Business Management (MGMT 3741)
- Product Development (MRKT 3631)
- Nonprofit Management (MGMT 4771)
Approved elective: 3 credit hours
ONU is a member of Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN). Development and growth of ONU's entrepreneurship education efforts have benefited from substantial support of the Kern Family Foundation.
For more information, contact Dr. Tammy Schakett [firstname.lastname@example.org] Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Program Director