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Business Administration & Management

A major in Business Administration is ideal for preparing students for a wide variety of careers in business or graduate programs including, a MBA or law school.  This general degree offers our students both a broad knowledge base, and hands-on experiential learning in business combined with liberal arts education.

Students in this major will take introductory courses in accounting, business law, economics, operations, international business, marketing, finance, as well as degree specific courses ranging from leadership and culture to how business affects society in general.  Additional courses in more specific areas such as entrepreneurship, human resource management, and non-profit management are included as well. Graduates in this major end up as business analysts, management consultants, entrepreneurs, budget analysts, and working in nonprofit management among many other functional areas. The diversity and plenitude of careers opportunities for students with this business degree makes it an attractive option.

A student majoring in Management will find a wide and varied range of roles and careers to choose from including general management, consulting, business strategy, training and development, recruitment, human resources, employment relations, public policy, business consulting and senior management roles in business and industry.

Preparing You to STAND Out for Life

We believe that a well-rounded liberal arts education combined with the technical skills obtained from an business administration or management major will best equip the student to maximize their career and individual potential upon graduation. Students develop their social and communication skills, including reading, writing, listening and speaking through a variety of liberal art studies, and by participating in classroom discussions, composing business documents, participating in team activities, giving oral reports, and multiple assignments.  Students are always encouraged and coached in a way that strengthens student skill development and student self-assessment and resulting confidence.

Being located in Central Ohio, our students have ample opportunities for internships and working directly with business leaders from major corporations to small businesses.  
  • During her time at Otterbein, business administration and theatre double major, Maria Archer '14 landed two internships - one with Available Light Theatre in Columbus, Ohio and one with FringeArts in Philadelphia. She is now the office manager at FringeArts.
  • After graduation, Anna Schiffbauer '14, business administration and psychology double major, landed a Fall internship with the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, VA.

Faculty & Staff

Business Administration Minor

A minor in business administration adds knowledge and skills for those looking for a general business background. This minor is a nice complement to the accounting, public accounting, finance, economics, and marketing degrees. Since this minor provides knowledge in the basic core concepts of business operation, it is very beneficial for non-business majors as well. Requirements include:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics OR Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing.

Business, Accounting
& Economics

  • Dr. Don Eskew

    Department Chair/Professor
    Roush Hall 413
    p/ 614.823.1212
    e/ deskew@otterbein.edu
  • Allison M. de Nijs

    Academic Administrative Assistant
    Roush Hall 419
    p/ 614.823.1310
    e/ denijs1@otterbein.edu