At the end of your time in the Dicke College of Business Administration, you’ll be fully prepared for the workforce. Our graduates land competitive and highly compensated positions at some of the best companies and organizations in the world. That’s because employers know an ONU business degree means excellence. Our placement rate is just one of many statistics that highlights the value of an ONU business degree.
At the Dicke College of Business Administration, you will not only be prepared for the jobs of today but with the extra attention and efforts that our faculty put in to each student, you will be ready for the jobs of the future! How? Read below about how hands-on the learning experience is at ONU - from research to internships, mentorship to career advising, real world projects to study abroad opportunities. Most schools can't give the individual attention that we can at the Dicke College of Business.
Find incredible support as you prepare for a professional business career. Our Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) is solely dedicated to helping ONU business students land outside-the-classroom learning experiences and career opportunities. OEL provides information on career planning, help with résumé and cover-letter writing, and assistance with internship placement.
Don’t expect a typical internship at ONU. Here, we specialize in awesome, spot-on internships. With our academic reputation and vast network of loyal alumni, this work experience could set your course for life. ONU business students land coveted spots at companies like Cardinal Health, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, the Ohio Auditor of State, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As an ONU undergraduate, you could land a paid research-assistant position, co-author a paper for an academic journal, and present research findings at a regional or national conference.
Take advantage of ONU mentors as you navigate your future. Our innovative mentorship program is designed to ease your transition from high school to college, to keep you engaged your entire time on campus, and to help with networking and job placement. More than one-half of all jobs are filled through networking, so it’s an important skill to hone! As a first-year student, you’ll be assigned an upperclassman as a mentor, but you’ll also have access to faculty and alumni mentors.
ONU may be nestled in the rural countryside, but you’ll still be able to travel to cities both big and small to study, work, teach, volunteer, compete and attend conferences. A great example of this is the Executive Classroom, a special course that focuses on leadership and ethics. The course’s cornerstone is a trip to a major metropolitan area for intense days of meetings, networking and cultural activities. Past classes have traveled to Chicago and visited the Chicago Bears, JP Morgan Chase, AT&T, Deloitte, On Target Performance Group, Harbor Capital Advisors and Cook County Hospital.
Whether you’re managing real assets of more than $330,000 as a member of the Student Investment Group, explaining your big idea in our annual elevator-pitch competition, or solving a real business challenge for a multinational corporation for your Senior Capstone, plan to leap right into your subject matter and learn by doing.
Learn about tax-return preparation while helping others. Receive training and become IRS-certified to help prepare basic and intermediate federal tax returns and identify special credits. Then, use your training every year to help elderly and low-income taxpayers in Hardin and the surrounding counties find free income tax assistance from Ohio Northern University through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
Prepare for a global business environment. ONU’s study abroad program can connect you with opportunities to live and study in the country of your choice. You’ll learn about business practices in another country and explore cultural differences. Every year, approximately 20 ONU business students study abroad in countries like Peru, Ireland and Germany. LEARN MORE...
With abundant honorary societies, student clubs, competition teams and professional organizations--including more than a dozen that are business-related--ONU students don’t have a lot of downtime in their schedules. And that’s fine with them. How will you get involved?
Alpha Mu Alpha - honor society for marketing
Beta Alpha Psi - honor society for financial information
Beta Gamma Sigma - honor society for business
Omicron Delta Epsilon - honor society for economics
Sigma Iota Epsilon - honorary and professional management fraternity
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Northern Entrepreneurship Organization
DCBA Dean’s Advisory Council
Institute of Management Accountants
ONU Healthcare Business Professionals
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Society for the Advancement of Management
Society for Human Resources Management
Student Investment Group
Your involvement doesn’t have to be limited to business clubs. Many business students participate in a range of campus social organizations focusing on athletics, student government, religious life, and music and drama activities. With more than 200 clubs and organizations, there’s something for nearly every interest at ONU.
Put what you’ve learned to the test during some friendly competition. You’ll match wits against students from universities across the country – and win! ONU’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter has a history of garnering top honors at national competitions like the AMA Business Simulation Competition. There’s also Society for the Advancement of Management Student Case Competition, in which our chapter won third place in 2013, and the Institute of Management Accountants Video Case Competition, in which our students recently garnered a gold-level award for their entry. In addition, our Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter consistently garners national awards and is one of the most active and engaged chapters in the country.
We build your educational experience around your interests. Our programs offer a solid foundation in business principles.
In addition to the majors listed above, we also offer several minors that can broaden your understanding of business and help you develop specialized skill sets to help you stand out to future employers. Choose from one or more of the following minors to complement your major. (You can also add minors in finance, management, public relations or marketing – learn more by clicking on the links above.)
Employers value ONU business students, and big-time internships are within easy reach. Because internships open doors, we work hard to match you with the best experiences. Our students intern at multinational corporations, national sports teams, Big 4 accounting firms, family-owned businesses, and more. 100 percent of our students engage in internships, and more than 50 percent of internships result in offers of full-time employment.
You’ll put a lot into your college decision. It’s about the complete experience. Here you’ll learn through research, real-world projects, student organizations, internships, and diverse experiences. You’ll encounter professors who care and you’ll build lifelong relationships.
The faculty and staff at ONU really set you up for success, and they want to see you succeed and get a job that you are excited about.Chris Garbig, accounting major
The Dicke College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a premier accrediting agency. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools. AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.
The opportunities are endless--and they are just waiting for you to grab!
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Your first job is only your first step. Many ONU business alumni quickly rise to become leaders in their field, making a positive mark on people, products and organizations. Check out where a few of our alumni have ended up and how ONU prepared them for success.
Audit Senior Jacob Crowley leads the day-to-day operations and strategy of private and public company audits, ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion in revenue. He works on unique transactions and helps clients with their most critical accounting issues in the Cleveland office of this Big Four accounting firm.
“ONU prepared me for success by teaching me how to work hard and network and by preparing me from a technical aspect to be a CPA in today’s world.”
Owner and Vice President of Sales of Robinson Fin Machines in Kenton, Ohio, David Haushalter produces and sells highly-engineered product in markets such as aerospace, automotive, medical, energy and industrial. He meets people from around the world, working on projects ranging from submarines, to the space station, to manned missions to the moon and Mars.
“ONU prepared me for success by teaching me to think critically and to understand how to review and operate my company financially for the most profitable outcome.”
The Chief Financial Officer at Harbor Capital Advisors, the investment advisor to the Harbor Funds family of mutual funds with $45 billion in assets, Anmarie Kolinski manages a team of 21 in the Chicago office performing all aspects of accounting, analysis, reporting and tax work. She meets world class investment personnel and interacts with talented colleagues and board members on business strategy on a daily basis.
“ONU prepared me for success by providing a foundation of knowledge through superb professors, requiring critical thinking, and providing countless opportunities to learn, lead and grow.”
The CEO of Cardinal Health in Dublin, Ohio, one of the nation’s largest healthcare services organizations, Mike Kaufmann is responsible for the company’s overall health and performance. He oversees operational and financial performance, works with the board and investors, creates a diverse and inclusive culture, and builds trust with employees.
"ONU prepared me for success by giving me the technical tools I needed and most importantly by teaching me the value of treating people with respect and building lasting relationships.”
The Vice President, Treasurer and Controller of Hylant Group, Inc., Bob Monard, BSBA ‘97, oversees all aspects of the company’s accounting and finance operations, managing a staff of 15. He enjoys interacting with the different business disciplines and developing investment strategies.
“ONU prepared me for success by providing me with technical knowledge and experiential learning coupled with an emphasis on professional conduct and an overall sense of how to navigate the real world after college.”
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With small class sizes, you will get to know your faculty and they know you. Ask questions, meet one-on-one for guidance and many opportunities for research and networking. Click below for the College of Business faculty listing.
The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration prepares students to become ethical, analytical and globally minded business leaders in a changing world. The integration of theory and practice and ongoing mentoring opportunities are hallmarks of our outstanding academic programs. 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. I look forward to welcoming you to campus!
- Dr. John Navin, Dean of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
Mr. Lawrence C. Barrett, CLU, ChFC
Mr. Scott Bodie
Mr. Shawn A. Bogenrief
Mr. Paul Carbetta II
Mr. Phillip Caris
Mr. Darren Hart
Mr. David Haushalter
Mr. Brian Jemison
Ms. Anmarie S. Kolinski
Dr. Joy Maddox
Mr. Jay Molter
Mr. Robert Monard
Ms. Deann Newman
Mr. Rob Roll
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|Mr. Mark White