​​​​​​​​​College of Business​​​​​​​​​

In the University of Findlay’s College of Business, you will “learn by doing” through the University’s emphasis on experiential learning. 
At Findlay, you will have opportunities to work with community partners, small business owners, entrepreneurs and administrators at nonprofit organizations to solve real business problems with real business solutions.  

As a UF student, you will engage in problem-based learning, which fosters critical and integrative thinking – skills that are valuable in achieving career success. Our graduates have gone on to work at some nationally recognized companies such as Marathon Petroleum CorporationCooper Tire and RubberWhirlpoolDana Corporation, and others.


Center for Student Life and College of Business Building

The new Center for Student Life and College of Business Building will be open and ready to use for the 2017-18 academic year. This building will be utilized by all colleges of the University for students to learn, network and engage. Click here to watch the live construction feed.

Business Program Highlights 

  • You’ll have regular access to and networking opportunities with internationally recognized leaders, high-level business executives, and entrepreneurs
  • For each publication you author (or coauthor with a faculty member) you not only will add value to your résumé but also will have the opportunity to earn a scholarship up to $400
  • Through the Innovation Competition, students can receive assistance and funding to launch a new venture, small business, or community outreach project through the Garner Endowment for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Study abroad at places such as India, Japan, Vietnam, Austria, Sweden and London

The College of Business meets the highest standards of business education established by ACBSP through learning outcomes, quality, and continuous improvement.

Student Spotlight

COB Europe Trip.jpgBusiness Students’ International Summer Trip Eases Apprehension of Studying Abroad

Not many students can say that they traveled the world with their college dean, but four business students can after spending a week in Europe with College of Business Dean Kevin Renshler, Ph.D.

Future Leaders Initiative, a one-year program comprised of faculty-selected College of Business sophomores and juniors, held a meeting near the end of the school year when Renshler introduced the Europe opportunity. Following the meeting, Tyler Adkins, sophomore marketing major; Natalie Swift, junior marketing and sport and event management major; Parker Nash, junior economics and equestrian studies major; and Louisa Woltermann, junior marketing and finance major, knew they had to participate. Read more.

2017 Stock Simulation Competition winnersCollege of Business Announces Inaugural Stock Market Simulation Competition Winners

Students in the College of Business experienced real-time trading in the stock market and competed for cash prizes in the inaugural Stock Simulation Competition this past spring. Led by assistant professor of finance Yaseen S. Alhaj-Yaseen, Ph.D., more than 100 students learned-by-doing through a virtual trading application called Stock Trak. Read more.

Group photo of the inaugural group in the College of Business called The Oiler 10.The Oiler 10: Business Students Bringing the External, Internal

In fall 2016, 10 College of Business students walked into a seminar course titled “Professional Business Solutions” led by Scott Grant, Ed.D., assistant professor, with very little knowledge of what the course would entail. The first class began with a brief overview of what the students would do. Then, Grant stepped out of the room to allow the students to take it from there. 

It was in this class that The Oiler 10 formed. The group built a student-run, faculty-mentored marketing and consulting agency. In turn, students that provided support and solutions to real businesses and organizations gained authentic hands-on experience and preparation for real life. The inaugural group built a vision, created a mission, designed a brand and ran with it. Read more.

Sophomore Leadership Initiative Online Book Reports

Based on GPA, the number of credits completed and recommendations by faculty members, several College of Business students are selected to serve in the Sophomore Leadership Initiative throughout their sophomore year at the University of Findlay. The students selected are paired with an area professional for one-on-one mentorship throughout the year. They also complete a final project consisting of an online book report. Watch some of the students' final projects in the videos below:

Olivia Sherman's Book Report on "Leaders Eat Last"

Tyler Adkins' Book Report on "People Over Profit"

Peter Burkett's Book Report on "Make Your Mark"

University of Findlay marketing major Ashley OvermyerSocial-Selling Fashionista and Marketing Student Leads Social Media for Area Businesses

At age 12, senior marketing major Ashley Overmyer was running register and assisting with operations at Once Upon a Child, a children’s resale store in Findlay owned by her mother, Amanda Overmyer. Little did that 12-year-old know that she would later study at the University of Findlay and take the skills gained there to assist her in running social media for multiple businesses.  Read more.

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