We produce well-rounded, professionally prepared graduates, ready to serve their community, employers, and the world at large.

Department of Business, Accounting & Economics

The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics (BAE) at Otterbein is dedicated to providing a personalized education of distinction that leads our graduates to inquiring, ethical, humane, and productive lives as global citizens. Our faculty is focused on action-oriented learning by integrating classroom knowledge with practice, through internships, research, service projects, study abroad, participation in professional associations, and networking with employers, faculty, alumni, community leaders and recruiters.

Why Study BAE at Otterbein University?

The Otterbein Business, Accounting, and Economics Program provides students with more than just the functional areas of business such as marketing, management theories and practices, and basic financial analysis.  You will develop the analytical problem-solving, decision making and communication skills essential to succeed in today’s business climate.  You will be able to take advantage of hands-on experience through service-learning, research, study abroad, client-based and simulation-based projects, and internships with the opportunity to partner with business leaders, tour companies, and design course projects that explore and solve real business dilemmas.

What is Otterbein's 4+1 MBA Program?

Otterbein has created an opportunity where accounting majors can graduate with a four year B.S. degree then complete their MBA degree in one additional year. This provides the opportunity to graduate with two degrees and meet all of the qualifications for the CPA exam while simultaneously providing superior broad-based business expertise.  Accounting majors can begin to take MBA courses as an undergraduate student.

“I learn better from hands-on experiences. A book can teach you a lot when you read it but it doesn’t sink in until you do it. A small school like Otterbein lets you do all you want to try. I looked at bigger schools – looking back I wouldn’t have been able to do things like I have here.”

- Jacob Watkins '17, Sport Management Major, Marketing & Business Analytics Minor