News Release

New online Business & Entrepreneurship courses provide enrichment for both professionals and students alike

July 10, 2008

New Business Courses and MinorOregon State University Extended Campus (Ecampus) and the OSU College of Business (COB) have launched a new online minor in Business & Entrepreneurship that offers a comprehensive series of online business courses to provide flexible learning options for both undergraduate students and working professionals.

The online minor in Business & Entrepreneurship will now allow students interested in building a base knowledge of business to reach their goal without having to travel to Corvallis for on-campus classes.

According to COB Instructor Amy Bourne, the minor curriculum is a valuable supplement to any of Ecampus’ online undergraduate degrees in General Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Liberal Studies and Natural Resources, as well as other degree majors.

“Students are highly interested in business coursework,” Bourne said.  “We hope providing our courses online can assist students in other disciplines with the basic understanding of business.  This could enhance their careers and guide them to not only be good, but the best in their chosen field.”

Bourne also feels that working professionals will benefit from the accessibility of the new online courses to enhance their skills as they approach business ventures.

“Anyone who is taking on a management role in his or her current job will find these online courses are useful for their career growth, including engineers, farmers and small business owners,” Bourne said.

Some of the topics explored in the Ecampus online Business & Entrepreneurship curriculum include: Money and investment, intro to entrepreneurship, managing organizations, financial management, marketing and marketing research, project management and family business management.

The College of Business understands the importance of sharing the knowledge of their experienced faculty, staff and extensive resources with the state of Oregon and beyond.

“We believe there is a business side to every professional endeavor,” COB Dean Ilene Kleinsorge said.  “Individuals from a variety of backgrounds will benefit from understanding the composition of business and entrepreneurship.  Providing business courses online is one way the college is meeting its land-grant mission. We hope to extend a better understanding of business principles, concepts and tools.”

View more information about the online Business & Entrepreneurship minor.  For details about individual online business courses, visit the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes.  Find more information about all our Online and Distance Degrees.

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