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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.

What's New

Center for Student Life and College of Business Building

The new Center for Student Life and College of Business Building opened in the fall of 2017. This building is utilized by all colleges of the University for students to learn, network and engage. The second-floor houses all College of Business classrooms, learning spaces and conference rooms, faculty offices and more. Click here to read about the opening of the new building! 

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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
  • Opportunity to volunteer, intern, and network with the Cleveland Browns through the Cleveland Browns Edge Program

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

College of Business Spotlight

MBA student completes research on international recruitment.

Successful International Recruitment is Topic of International MBA Student’s Research

Before Master of Business Administration student Todo Djurovic, came to the U.S. for college, he was eagerly searching for the best American university for him to attend and applying to over 300 colleges. A German native, his ultimate goals were to join a swim team and, more importantly, have an “American college experience.”..

Today, Djurovic is continuing his education as an MBA student and serving as a research assistant to Nabarun Ghose, D.B.A., professor of marketing and business. In his assistantship, Djurovic’s research on international recruitment and retention led him to giving his first professional presentation at the regional Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) conference in Minnesota this year. Read more.

University of Findlay College of Business Dana Chairs for the 2017-18 academic school year.Community Leaders Selected as 2017-18 College of Business Dana Chairs

William H. Kose, M.D., senior vice president of medical affairs and chief quality officer of Blanchard Valley Health System, and Katherine Kreuchauf, president and CEO of The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will serve as the University of Findlay College of Business Dana Chairs this academic year. The Dana Chair and Scholar Program connects business students to area professionals in order to combine higher education with real-world business practices. A group of scholars and a professional is selected for the fall and spring semester each academic year. The program began in 1995 thanks to a donation from the Dana Corporation. Read more.

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.

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.