Preparing for the future of business — that’s the focus of OWU’s new Business Administration major. Students learn to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of business in a dynamic and global economy. The program is rare in a national liberal arts setting, providing students with a high-quality business education along with a liberal arts foundation, preparing them for meaningful work and life. The major offers concentrations in management and marketing.

Business education at OWU is significantly different than at a big university. Learn to think differently, so you can stand out from the crowd. You'll benefit from rigorous business classes, real-world experience, and close ties with your professors. You’ll graduate with solid business knowledge and a liberal arts education that helps you develop the skills that employers crave: critical thinking, decision making, communication, creativity, teamwork, and global perspective. These are also vital skills for budding entrepreneurs.

Additionally, business students receive help obtaining meaningful internships and externships (short-term shadowing opportunities). Theory-to-Practice is real at OWU.

The Business Administration major includes exposure to management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, logistics, organization and production, marketing, and strategic decision-making. The program builds upon knowledge of the functional, environmental, behavioral, and legal aspects of business as well as providing analytical and conceptual tools for analyzing complicated problems in real-world settings.

Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to double major or minor both in or outside our department in order to graduate with a unique skill set. For example, a student interested in business who also plays the piano could major in both at Ohio Wesleyan. Preparing for your unique future is possible at OWU.


Graduate Outcomes

Jamie Vavrek '13

Jamie interned with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and after graduating became a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual in New York City.

Department Contact Info


R.W. Corns Building 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3535
F 740-368-3551

Department Contact

Chair: Barbara MacLeod

Secretary: Lisa Garvin