Ohio University College of Business
Ohio University has offered business courses since 1893. Today the College of Business offers 10 undergraduate majors and a master of business administration (M.B.A.), and enrolls about 1,800 undergraduate and 90 full-time resident graduate students annually.
Learning to Solve Authentic Business Challenges
In the Colleges innovative action-learning environment, our faculty breaks down the barriers between traditional functional areas of business. Students take core business disciplines in integrated class clusters so they graduate with a clear understanding of just how these disciplines interact in the business world. Students are challenged to learn individually and in groups to solve authentic business problems. They learn not only the concepts related to each course, but also develop vital skills such as time management, teamwork, problem solving, and analytical thinking.
With its emphasis on communication, information technology, global awareness, and leadership skills, the College of Business promotes market-oriented programs that move graduates into high-demand professional jobs. A number of advisory boards and an active Society of Alumni and Friends provide many opportunities for students to interact with and learn from top corporate executives, and to gain insight into effective strategies for success.
The College of Business provides a distinctive learning environment that actively engages students, faculty, and the business community in developing knowledge and skills relevant for success in a complex, global economy.
This environment stimulates student learning and faculty research so that our graduates are able to: a) apply a holistic, integrated approach to business problems; b) apply the communication, leadership, team and technological skills needed to succeed in their business careers; c) understand how to work with people from other cultures and to operate effectively in other countries; and d) understand the social responsibilities of individuals and organizations and evaluate the ethical dimensions of decisions in a business context.
To support this distinctive environment we will:
- Attract and retain nationally recognized faculty, who possess excellent teaching skills, research skills and personal objectives consistent with the mission of the College of Business.
- Encourage, expect, and support faculty scholarship relevant to our mission and stakeholders, consistent with our role in the university’s mission and with an emphasis on contributions to the practice and learning and pedagogical research.
- Cultivate an appreciation of and support for diversity (race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry) among faculty, students and staff.
- Provide a supportive environment for faculty and staff that includes training and development opportunities.
- Support the regional service mission of the university by providing graduate education to the region and delivery of the first two years of the business degree.
- Assist our students with finding jobs that are consistent with their education and career interests.