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The business college has a 98% career placement rate.

AACSB accreditation logo.Welcome to the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration. Our undergraduate and graduate programs give students a strong foundation in both theory and practice. Students are mentored from day one until graduation and beyond as they prepare to become ethical, analytical and globally minded business leaders. The college is AACSB accredited and ranked No. 1 in Ohio for teaching quality and 45th in the nation for best undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.

You bring the passion. We’ll bring everything else.

100% of business graduates completed an internship or co-opAcceptance into Dicke College of Business Administration is an invitation to craft a lifetime of success. Here, you are not just a student. You are a future partner. An entrepreneur with an idea that could revolutionize an industry. A well of untapped potential ready to go forward and change the world.

Learning in the classroom is valuable, but true preparation and adaptability comes from experience in the field. This is not a stuffy environment where everything is dictated from a textbook. You’ll be able to dive into programs like Polar Innovation Exchange, which focuses on creative innovations and entrepreneurial spirit by challenging you to present a new business idea to a panel of judges. Or you can take part in the Student Investment Group, which manages real assets of more than $175,000.

Whether you’re attending a conference on the future of agri-business, working with your peers on a competition or volunteering in the community, your time is filled with opportunities to explore what interests you and work on real-world business problems.  

100% of accounting major were placed in a job or graduate school for the last two years.Internships are a requirement here, and we partner with local businesses to create opportunities for you to gain experience in a field that interests you. And your college career culminates in the Senior Capstone Project – a passion project led by faculty that distills everything you’ve learned into one final exercise of your choosing.

The opportunities that we create for students in the Dicke College of Business Administration are designed to push you further than you thought possible. Because it’s not where you come from that’s important, but where you’re going.

College of Business Administration

Sharon Rausch

Executive Administrative Assistant
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