Business administration brings real-world issues and experience into the classroom while facilitating student involvement in the business world. At Defiance College, faculty go beyond the training of technicians to develop students who can work and communicate productively as members of organizations and communities in which they work and live.
The Defiance College business programs are recognized as both theoretically sound and practical. Covering all functional areas of business with advanced courses in management, marketing, and economics, business administration is designed for students who desire a strong professional program that prepares them for a position in either the profit or nonprofit business sector.
In an ever-changing world, business must be anything but usual. In business administration at Defiance College, it is.
Welcome to the Defiance College Business Administration program! World events over the past two decades have created today's unprecedented business environment. Because of this, modern businesses must be prepared to contend with a wide range of issues. How do we take advantage of the current economic climate to maximize our profits and increase return on our business investment?
How does international conflict affect the global economy and the role our chosen industry plays? What can businesses do to protect themselves and their stakeholders from abuses of power, greed, and corruption? The list is endless. These are real world issues, and today employers are looking for applicants who can be an active participant with real world solutions.
At Defiance College, we engage students in exploring and finding potential solutions. We bring real world experience into the classroom and facilitate student involvement in the business world outside the classroom. Our faculty and staff are committed to working with individual students and their unique needs in proactively preparing them to enter today's unprecedented business environment.
Whether it is forensic accounting, leadership, teamwork, microeconomics, small business management, policy development, or anything in between, Defiance College grooms students for success.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Business Administration is a professional field of study requiring comprehensive coverage of all functional areas of the business environment without sacrificing and awareness of the arts, sciences, and humanities. The major covers all functional areas of business with advanced courses in management, marketing, and economics. The major requires 66 credit hours.
On-the-job training is provided through internship and cooperative education opportunities.
The business minor is designed to provide relevant courses to students whose majors are in another department and who desire to acquire the fundamentals necessary to understand and use business principles in an organization. Students majoring in one of the business areas are not eligible to earn a minor in business.
The mission of the Defiance College Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in the Business Administration Division is to expand each student's knowledge in the business disciplines (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, quantitative, communication, strategy, etc) and the liberal arts through education, scholarship, and service.
The Mission will be accomplished by tracking graduation rates in the division and through coursework and service opportunities. Service and Leadership are part of curricular and co-curricular activities that are either optional or required i.e., athletics, McMaster School, Habitat for Humanity, Christian organizations, BASA, etc.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
All students have an opportunity to be involved in SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise. SIFE is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to become socially responsible business leaders.
Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society
International honor society recognized and promoting achievement in business management and administration. www.sigmabetadelta.org
Careers in business include positions in management, marketing, and financial areas.
Students can also choose to attend graduate school. We have students who work for Sara Lee, First Federal and Charter One Banks, Menards, The Federal Reserve Bank, and Henry County Family Court. Some of our graduates have even started their own businesses.
"The success of DC's business program is a credit to the professors' willingness to guide students in critical thinking. To succeed in the workforce, I must know how to apply the skills I’ve learned. My advice is, don't go with the flow, but take initiative in the classroom because you will be handed a diploma, not a job!"
Business Administration Major
"With the knowledge that I took from the classroom and the experience that I gained in my internship, I feel fully confident that I will succeed in my future; both with graduate school and my career."
Business Administration Major
Defiance College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
This accreditation offers the following benefits: enhanced reputation; international perspectives; continuous improvement; best practices; accountability; and evidence of quality business core.
The faculty in the division strives to go beyond the training of technicians by developing students who can work and communicate effectively with others who will be productive members of organizations and the communities in which they live.
Blen Solomon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics / Director of Business
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Michael Wolfe, D.M., Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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Robert Kohl, Ph.D.,Professor Emeritus of Economics
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