Business Administration

School of Business

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School of Business
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OVERVIEW

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.

Business Grads Get Jobs
86 percent of BW business majors are employed in their field of choice or attending graduate school within 12 months of graduation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

CURRICULUM

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 Catalog

Course Descriptions

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

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring. Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, fellowships, study abroad and a variety of co-curricular and other learning opportunities.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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.

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

View all business student organizations and experiential learning programs.

ALUMNI SUCCESS

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.

Jared MisslerJared Missler ’13 is supply chain program manager for Eaton Corp. in Jackson, Michigan pursing an MBA at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. At BW, he interned at Lubrizol and worked as student fellow at BW’s Center for Innovation and Growth. He was also a business honors student. Jared is from Norwalk, Ohio.

Matt BowenMatt Bowen '12 is investment banking analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at UBS Investment Bank in New York City. He advises on a variety of corporate transactions for clients across several industries. Extracurricular activities and internships helped the Tiffin, Ohio, native secure a job in investment banking.

Audrey BriggsAudrey Briggs ‘07 is senior revenue accountant with Hyland Software in Westlake, Ohio. She graduated from BW’s 3/2 program, earning a B.A. in business administration and an MBA in accounting in five years. High academic standards and experienced faculty prepared the Lorain, Ohio, native for the business world.

Neil SteinNeil Stein ‘01 is general manager of the Lake County Captains in Eastlake, Ohio. From New Philadelphia, Ohio, he worked with the Toledo Mud Hens before joining the Captains in 2008 as assistant general manager. He oversees sponsorships and several nationally recognized promotions for the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

FACULTY

FULL-TIME FACULTY

Colleen Asaad
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Linda Chase
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Ann Conrad
Director, Undergraduate Business
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Pierre David
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Michael Fegan
Assistant Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

John Fuehrer
Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Patrick Flynn
Associate Professor
MBA, St. John's University

Harvey Hopson
Director, International MBA
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Kevin Jacques
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University

David Krueger
Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Susan Kuznik
Director, Business Honors
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

X. Gloria Liu
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Lori Long
Professor
Ph.D., Kent State University

Narasimha Mohan
Assistant Professor
MBA, Case Western Reserve University

Kristofer Neslund
Professor
DBA, Kent State Unviersity

Christian Nsiah
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Ven Ochaya
Director, MBA in Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lee Pickler
Professor
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Mary Pisnar-Sweeny
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Lori Radulovich
Professor
DBA, Cleveland State University

Param Srikantia
Professor
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Maureen DeVito
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Steven C. Kaber
Lecturer
J.D., Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Peter Kwiatkowski
Lecturer
J.D., The University of Akron