Family Business Minor

Family businesses are the dominant form of economic organization within the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. It is vital to understand the dynamics within a family business to arm family members and non-family consultants and executives with the knowledge they need to help the family firm succeed.

The Family Business minor is intended to prepare students for leadership positions within a family firm. With a focus on entrepreneurship, it offers students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial talents while providing a solid foundation on the risks and challenges facing a family firm, including finances, legal issues, marketing and succession planning. The curriculum will prepare future family business leaders to balance the well-being of the business, the family and individuals, as they address the challenges and opportunities which inevitably arise, day to day and during succession.

To earn the minor upon graduation, students must meet all of the following:

  • Earn a minimum of C– in each of their minor courses (all courses must be taken A–F grading)
  • Complete over 50 percent of their minor with OSU credits
  • Have minimum 2.5 GPA (OSU grades) in all required minor course work
Required Courses
BA 215FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING e4
or
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
and MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
BA 260INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP e4
BA 351MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS e4
or BA 352 MANAGING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE
BA 360INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT e4
or FIN 340 FINANCE
BA 365FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT e4
BA 390MARKETING e4
BA 463FAMILY ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE e4
ECON 201*INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 1,e4
or AEC 311 INTERMEDIATE APPLIED ECONOMICS I: PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS
Total Hours32

 Minor Code: 783