Business Administration

School of Business
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Rigorous, real-world studies. Top internships. Exceptional leadership initiatives. Studying business administration at Baldwin Wallace is about opportunities.

Students working with clients on million-dollar projects. Students networking with top business professionals across Northeast Ohio. New graduates garnering impressive career placements.

BW's approach to business administration combines rigorous, comprehensive classroom study with enriching hands-on learning opportunities.

You'll learn to think and do. Well-respected in the business community, a BW degree in business administration combines strong theoretical knowledge with dynamic experiential learning to give you insights, strategies and professional practices you can readily apply to real-world situations.

BW faculty are scholars and practitioners. You'll learn from professors with decades of corporate, government and nonprofit experience who share insights that are diverse and career relevant.

Impressive experiences enhance your career credentials. BW's 20-minute drive to Cleveland puts you within easy access to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

BW alumni and student interns can be found at Sherwin Williams; Cleveland Clinic; Hyland Software; Proctor & Gamble; Cleveland Foundation; Eaton Corporation, Lubrizol; Playhouse Square; United Way and many others.

You'll also gain real-world skills and valuable networking contacts through the Center for Innovation and Growth, Business Clinic, Blackstone LaunchPad and student-led organizations.

Business Grads Get Jobs
Over 90 percent of BW graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduation. Many have multiple offers from prospective employers prior to graduation.

Business Honors Track
With a focus on sustainability, ethical business practices and leadership development, the Business Honors Track enables students to complete courses in their Business major or minor while building Honors credits. During senior year, students work on a year-long consulting project with a business partner. Students can apply for the Business Honors Track during their sophomore and junior years.

Multi-million Dollar Gift Benefits Business
Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

Career Opportunities

  • Production manager
  • Sales manager
  • Compensation manager
  • Buyer
  • Purchasing agent
  • Management analyst
  • Entrepreneur


Business administration is offered as a major and minor. Students who want to double major, take a holistic approach to business studies or create an individualized career track can benefit from this flexible major.

The program prepares you to work within diverse sectors while developing the ability to meet the challenges posed by a competitive, constantly changing global business environment.

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.


BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities that include:

Accounting Association
Networking and learning opportunities are a key part of this organization. Students interact with professionals through informative programs and guest speakers. Over 20 firms attend "Meet the Accountants Night," where many students make first connections for internships and jobs.

Blackstone LaunchPad
Open to students of every major, Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. The LaunchPad offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

Business Clinic
Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Business Honor Society
Students are connected with alumni and business leaders through the Business Honor Society. The Society encourages and supports a deep network of personal and professional contact through ongoing communication and special invitations to campus events.

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. CIG offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

Digital Marketing Clinic
A hybrid between a class and an internship, BW's Digital Marketing Clinic is a student-run, experience-driven agency offering digital marketing expertise to local businesses. In addition to gaining portfolio-building, real-world experience and networking opportunities, students can earn certifications from digital marketing applications like Hubspot and Hootsuite.

A global, nonprofit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Open to students of all majors, SHRM provides career-minded students with information on networking, interviewing skills, professionalism and more. Members participate in Ohio Human Resources Games, an outstanding opportunity to network with professionals across the state.


At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.