Preparing for the future of business — that’s the focus of OWU’s Business Administration major. You 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, giving you a high-quality business education along with a liberal arts foundation, preparing you for meaningful work and life.

Business education at OWU is significantly different than at a big university. You 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 offers two distinct concentrations:

In both areas, you'll gain knowledge and skills in 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 to double major or minor in fields across the university to graduate with a unique skill set. Business Administration students have second majors in areas from Accounting and Communication to Dance and Spanish. You can create a personalized program for your unique future.

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Graduate Outcomes

Allisa Schuller ’19

After graduating, Allisa is a strategy associate at Spark Foundry in Seattle, Washington. While at OWU, Allisa had several internships in New York City; Columbus, Ohio; and Seattle, Washington.

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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: Goran Skosples
Associate Professor of Economics

Academic Assistant: Lori Lucas