Small Business Management Minor

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The minor in small business management is designed to provide non-business majors, particularly pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy students, with the necessary small business management knowledge and practical skill development related to the establishment and operation of a small enterprise in today’s dynamic business environment. This minor is a pathway to develop the fundamental business knowledge and practical skills to ensure the successful start-up/acquisition and long-term health of a small enterprise.

Coursework & Duration

Prerequisite Course

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 120 Introduction to Business Seminar 2 credits

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 3XX Small Business Management 3 credits
EC 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics   3 credits
PB 316 Accounting Theory 3 credits

Suggested Elective Courses Include*

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 318 Financial Management 3 credits
PB 319 Introduction to Marketing Management 3 credits
PB 323 Principles of Management 3 credits
PB 325 Introduction to Entrepreneurship—New Venture Creation 3 credits
WR 303 Professional Writing 3 credits

*Note: Elective courses should be made in consultation with the student’s assigned minor advisor. Other elective courses that have a common intellectual bond can be approved by the minor advisor, program director, or department chair.

Requirements & Expectations

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

To satisfactorily complete a minor in small business management, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits including the prerequisite course (2 credits), required courses (9 credits), and elective courses (9 credits).


Richard Minoff, MBA

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495