The College of Business promotes experiential learning throughout its 10 business-related undergraduate majors and its master of business administration program. Theory drives practical application of business principles.
Faculty members, who bring extensive real-world experience to the learning process, challenge students toward greater understanding of the business environment. As part of the academic process, under the guidance of professors, teams of students have the opportunity to formulate their own entrepreneurial businesses and apply for start-up loans in order to launch their endeavors while still students.
They can keep their businesses upon graduation and are asked to repay the loans with future profits. This program is made possible by a gift from the late Vernon Garner, a former trustee.
Exposure to real-world challenges and opportunities is also provided to select business students through the Dana Scholars Program. Students receive scholarship support as they embark on an extensive round of meetings with leaders of for-profit and non- profit organizations under the guidance of a Dana Chair, always a business leader with a distinguished career.
The MBA program is enriched by the participation of students from both the United States and numerous foreign countries, students who bring new perspectives on ways of addressing issues in the global marketplace.
What Makes the College of Business Distinctive
COB clubs engage students in an array of community-service and professional-development activities. Students get to test their knowledge and decisions against those of the marketplace by investing real money and comparing their performance against that of professionals. Student-run businesses provide opportunities for students to sharpen their business skills by employing student clubs as functional parts of the business operation. The University of Findlay Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter has won more national and regional championships than any other SIFE chapter in the state of Ohio, and regularly competes at the national level.
- The COB and The University of Findlay won the Ohio Governor’s Export Award in 2009 in recognition of the effectiveness of the College and the University in exporting educational services by recruiting international students to live and study in Findlay, primarily as graduate students in the COB’s MBA Program.
- Every year students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of study tours throughout the world.
- The college sponsors annual day-long Economic Summits for students and the community, bringing leading national executives and highly placed alumni to discuss pressing national issues. The 2011 Economic Summit focused on helping teachers, students and the general public better understand the free enterprise system.