Conflict in the Middle East. Sweat shops in Asia. Greed, corruption, and abuses of power on Wall Street. The global banking crisis. The housing bubble. McDonaldization.
How can modern businesses take advantage of the current economic and political climate while protecting themselves, their stakeholders, and the world village from corruption and abuses of power?
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?
Dr. Michael Wolfe
|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.
Dr. Wayne 'Buck' Buchanan |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. A completion program for those holding an associate degree is available in Organizational Supervision and Leadership.
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.
Defiance College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Bachelor of Arts Degree of Business Administration in with majors in Accounting, Minors in Marketing and Economics, and a Concentration in Marketing
- Master Degree of Business Administration with concentrations in Leadership, Health Care, and Criminal Justice
This accreditation offers the following benefits:
- Enhanced Reputation
- International Perspectives
- Continuous Improvement
- Best Practices
- Evidence of Quality Business Core
IACBE Annual Report 2011 (pdf)
Major Brochure | Courses | Sample Plan of Study
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 (www.sife.org).
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.
“What I enjoy about the Business Program is the real-life strategies professors implement into their teaching and the flexibility with projects to experience business situations fully.”
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
Job Growth Potential – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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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.
Wayne D. Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration
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Robert Kohl, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Economics
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J. Richard Sealscott, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.E., Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Blen Solomon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics
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Michael Wolfe, D.M., Assistant Professor of Business Administration /
Master of Business Administration Program Director
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Jay Page, M.B.A., M.P.A., Assistant Professor of Marketing
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