School of Business

CONTACT

School of Business

(440) 826-2392

Undergraduate Admission Office

(440) 826-2222, admission@bw.edu

MBA Admission Office

(440) 826-2392, graduate@bw.edu

Center for Professional Development

(440) 826-2253, bwpd@bw.edu

Center for Innovation & Growth

(440) 826-2393, BWcig@bw.edu

BW Business Education is Practical, Principled, Powerful

Fuel your business career with a degree program that is built on input from the region's leading corporate and organizational leaders to keep you ahead of the curve. You'll have opportunities to apply what you learn to your own company and career all along the way.

Practical

In the working world, nothing beats learning in the trenches. This same approach should be part of your business education. At Baldwin Wallace, every course combines theory and practice, and our faculty draws on unmatched corporate experience. Former CEOs, senior business leaders and PhDs teach you how to apply what you learn in small classes. BW's accessible professors will get to know you and your career goals.

What we teach in our classrooms is what employers value. Our programs stay relevant to trends in today's corporate world through our advisory councils and partnerships. We work directly with business and organizational leaders to identify current issues, and then prepare you to handle them.

Principled

It's not easy to run an organization. Managers face tough issues every day. At BW, you'll develop your business character as you develop your business skills, preparing you to tackle just about any situation.

In fact, ethics and integrity are hallmarks of a BW business education, woven throughout our curriculum. Whether you are working on your undergraduate or master's degree, you'll build a principled foundation for your future as a business leader.

Powerful

The key to a successful business career is to think beyond yourself. Way beyond. At BW, you'll broaden your horizon in order to see the big picture, understand the importance of relationship building and collaboration, apply what you've learned to real-world issues (maybe even in your own organization) and recognize the value of being a contributor to your community.

The BW School of Business develops the complete business person, a powerful approach that drives our graduates to success! Whether you're earning an undergraduate degree, pursuing your MBA or enhancing your business career with executive education programs, you'll find the BW learning experience to be practical, principled and powerful.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Majors

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.

MBA Programs

The Baldwin Wallace MBA program allows students to choose an education that meets their interests and goals. The MBA takes a systems approach and allows a student to choose a specialized focus: business analysis, entrepreneurship, human resources, international, management or sustainability. Students may also choose an MBA in accounting, the executive MBA or the health care MBA.

Students can take classes on weeknights or Saturdays, at either our Berea or Corporate College East locations, or in an online, hybrid format.

3/2 Programs

Baldwin Wallace offers 3/2 programs in accounting, computer information systems, computer network security, computer science, human resources and software engineering. The 3/2 programs allow students to accelerate their studies and earn both a bachelor's degree and an MBA in five years.

Professional Development

BW's Center for Professional Development offers noncredit programs in project management, business analysis, process improvement, leadership development and digital marketing.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The School of Business offers scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate business students through the generosity of the Boesel Business Endowment.

In addition, the following undergraduate scholarships are available:

Amling Investment Scholarship

Established by Frederick Amling, Baldwin Wallace University alumnus, in honor of his parents Gustav and Elsie Amling, the Amling Investment Scholarship goes to the student who writes the best term paper on investments each year. Gustav and Elsie Amling believe strongly in education and in Baldwin Wallace University. Their son, Dr. Frederick Amling, is professor of business finance and an author of books and articles on investments. The Amling Investment Scholarship encourages the development of excellence in writing skills.

Dr. Jacob O. Kamm Scholarship

The Dr. Jacob O. Kamm Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Kamm to encourage quality academic achievement by students majoring in the business and/or economics departments.

Ralph M. Dunbar Jr. Scholarship

The Ralph M. Dunbar Jr. Scholarship was established by family and friends as a permanent memorial in honor of Ralph. As a part-time professor in the business administration, Ralph M. Dunbar Jr. taught for 28 years and provided outstanding service.

Walter & Elaine Mueller Scholarship

The Walter W. & Elaine C. Mueller Fund was established by the Mueller family to encourage and enhance the academic quality of students enrolled in BW's School of Business. Walter was a graduate of the BW class of '50 and served as a Baldwin Wallace trustee from 1987-2006. The fund is a tribute to Mr. Mueller's successful business career, which was also recognized in his selection as a 1985 Alumni Merit Award recipient. Mr. Mueller recognized the need for well prepared business graduates from a traditionally strong liberal arts background.

Carmel Family Business Scholarship

The Carmel Family Business Scholarship provides assistance and recognition for BW students majoring in business administration. Both Mr. and Mrs. Carmel are alumni of BW and recognize the importance of sound preparation in business and the liberal arts for a rich and fulfilling life. Mr. Carmel has served on the BW Board of Trustees since 1979 and as chairman of the Board in 1986.

Lubrizol Foundation Business Administration Award

The Lubrizol Foundation Scholarship recognizes outstanding business students. The foundation was established in 1952 and supports educational, youth, health care, human service, civic, cultural and environmental activities. The foundation makes grants with contributions from The Lubrizol Corporation, a provider of specialty chemicals for the transportation, industrial and consumer markets.

MAJOR LECTURES AND SMALL TALKS

As a BW business student, you'll be challenged and inspired by a variety of outside experts. Every year, close to 100 leading industry professionals visit our classrooms to talk about the latest trends in their fields. A banker from the Federal Reserve will talk to students in a finance class, while marketing students might have the chance to quiz the VP of sales for a Fortune 500 company.

Beyond these frequent interactive appearances, the Boesel Business Endowment supports major business lectures by national and international leaders that are open to students and the public alike. In February 2016, BW is preparing to welcome global entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" star, Daymond John. In 2015, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair headlined our featured business talk.

In addition, the Kamm Lecture Series, our popular annual Global Economic Outlook panel, and fascinating seminars and speakers hosted by BW's Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG) bring additional top tier thought leaders to campus.

BUILDING CAREERS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

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.

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. The Center for Innovation & Growth (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.

Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP)

The Institute for Sustainable Business Practice (ISBP) explores, promotes and seeks to drive principles of sustainability within business and organizational practice. ISBP's programs and services serve business organizations and professionals in the Northeast Ohio region, as well as BW students and faculty. ISBP works in partnership with BW's academic programs to foster understanding of sustainability concepts.

Study Abroad

Every year over 50 business majors study abroad for a semester at a foreign university in countries such as England, Australia and China. Seminars in Brazil and South Africa offer opportunities to examine logistical, manufacturing, service, retail and government issues abroad.

Sustainability Clinic

Students work alongside faculty in the BW Sustainability Clinic to assist public and private sector organizations in Northeast Ohio to improve operations, reduce costs, improve profits and/or foster growth.

Tax Clinic

Under the supervision of faculty, the BW Tax Clinic allows students to gain valuable, real-world tax preparation experience while providing a helpful service to the community.

Student Organizations

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.

Business Book Club

Initiated by alumni Eugene and Jean Grippen '53, the Business Book Club encourages students to be wise consumers and investors for financial independence. The Book Club reviews the classic book by George Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon, and one other title related to personal finance each year. When the Book Club gathers, it is usually to share a meal as well as discuss how the concepts are relevant to their lives. The students also compete for cash prizes.

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.

Enactus

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.

Investment Club

Students experience real-life investing by managing a portfolio of stocks from the BW endowment worth over $250,000. The students make decisions based on their own research of equity securities. Members have attended a shareholders meeting, visited the New York Stock Exchange and competed with other colleges in academic competitions. A number of club alumni have received internships and employment at local and national firms specializing in finance and stock analysis.

MBA Association

All MBA students are members of the MBA Association, embarking on a lifelong benefit that enables students the opportunity to network with MBA alumni and BW faculty through events and professional development opportunities.

Sales Club

Through a dynamic lecture series, workshops and mentoring, the Sales Club prepares students for the workforce. Students learn tactical, persuasive skills and are presented with opportunities to network with industry professionals. These experiences provide a competitive advantage as students enter the job market.

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.