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The Management Program

Management majors learn to analyze and formulate approaches to problem solving in a constantly changing business environment. Course work emphasizes management theory in order to help students grasp the fundamental body of knowledge that is vital to success in all aspects of contemporary business operations.

Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)


The College of Business Administration is located in James F. Dicke Hall. This beautiful new facility contains classrooms, faculty offices, and administrative offices all equipped with the latest instructional technology. In addition to more than 200 network connections, the building offers 100 percent wireless coverage on the 802.11g standard. The building is linked to the campus fiberoptic backbone via gigabit Ethernet. All computers are installed with the most current versions of Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003.

The Business Resource Center offers students, faculty, and business owners/managers the latest business research software and databases. Additionally it gives visitors access to popular software including Turbo Tax, Photoshop Elements, FrontPage, PrintShop Pro Publisher, Visio Professional, and Encarta Reference Library.

Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art instructional and SMART board technologies. Students have available for their use a computer classroom, a computer lab and computer workstations. In addition, the college provides course-related access to real-time financial information, including stock quotes, through Reuters BridgeStation service.

Students have access to a range of support services including high-speed network laser printing, document scanning, CD-ROM creation capability, desktop publishing, and videoconferencing capability. In addition students have access to a digital video camera and several digital still cameras.

The College of Business of Administration is a Microsoft Authorized Testing Center. The Microsoft Office certification program is designed to assess proficiency and improve skills. Certification testing is available for Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. The college is also licensed to test for and award the IC3 Internet and Computing Core Certification.

Student Organizations

American Marketing Association, Professional Business Students, Dean's Advisory Council, Institute of Management Accountants, Student Investment Group, International Business Club, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and Beta Gamma Sigma


The Small Business Institute affords students the opportunity to work under faculty supervision as consultants to businesses in the region. The internship program offers students the opportunity of working for a business in their major field while earning credit toward the BSBA degree. Both domestic and international internship placements are available. Students may also spend an academic term or year in a study abroad program. Formal exchange opportunities include sites in Australia, Scotland, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, and Russia.

Career Opportunities and Placement

Management majors go on to pursue careers in personnel, production/operations management, small business, international management, and (depending on their academic backgrounds and interests) in related fields of marketing and finance.

Recent Management graduates have pursued opportunities with the following:

Graduate and Professional Schools

Bowling Green State University
John Carroll University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
University of Virginia
University of Toledo
University of Notre Dame
Cleveland State University


Ameritech Lima Memorial Hospital
Dana Corporation Nabisco Brands
Dietrich Industries Ohio Edison
Fifth Third Bank The Upjohn Company
Honda of America Firestone Tire
State Farm Insurance Alltel
ABF Freight Systems Noguska Industries
Sterling Commerce Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Kroger The Iams Company
Standard Textile Campbell Hausfeld
Merrill Lynch Enterprise Rent-a-Car
General Electric MetoKote Corporation
Marriott Corporation Morgan Stanley Dean Witter EDS American Express
Ohio Northern Marathon Ashland
University Petroleum
Ernst & Young, LLP Sherwin Williams
Wal-mart Stores, Inc. Lowes
Lazarus Sagemark Consulting
Eli Lilly and Company