Dr. Tim Gramling
Dr. Marina Girju
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Tad Hove
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
Ms. Delores Washington
Our mission is to prepare a new generation of business leaders with the knowledge, real-world skills, and nurtured talents to successfully live out their purpose in the modern marketplace. We prepare our graduates to contribute to society’s need for trustworthy organizational leaders who restore hope that business has a valuable role in our world. Because we are created in the image of God and He has good work for us to do, we affirm that business is to create and supply with integrity the products and services that meet the needs of people everywhere. In this pursuit, we teach our students that personal development, profit, and economic growth are at their best when they energize the creation of value in individual lives, families, neighborhoods, communities, and thriving enterprises.
The School of Business provides a variety of programs that prepare students to be competitive in the workforce. Undergraduate majors include Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Leadership Studies, and Marketing. Concentrations within the Business Administration major include: Entrepreneurship, Family Business Management, Finance, Management, Real Estate, and Social Entrepreneurship.
In addition to courses that provide students with in-depth strategic, theoretical, and leadership skills, students experience real-world application through hands-on, applied projects with local companies and non-profit organizations. Additional learning opportunities within the School of Business include its various clubs, such as the Accounting Society, Idea Launchpad, Marketing Club and Investment Group, as well as events and networking opportunities throughout the academic year. All these enable students to connect with business leaders and mentors. Students can also take advantage of the school’s employer database to obtain internships and working experience.
Upon graduation, many of our students can easily further their graduate studies in the School of Business with a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Healthcare Administration, and Management. These programs are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The School of Business also offers the Master of Science in Information Technology Management with concentrations in Business Analytics, and Information Systems. The Business Analytics program provides each student with SAS certification upon completion of their program. The Masters in Leadership and Management Studies degree prepares students for effective and ethical leadership that is highly sought after in the current global business market. Students in the MBA program participate in a global business trip experience with faculty and their colleagues as part of their tuition. Graduates are employed as executives, accountants, financial managers, business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, government officials and non-profit leaders.