Business Administration Program Major - Defiance College - Defiance, Ohio

Business Administration

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At Defiance College, business administration brings real-world issues and experience into the classroom while facilitating student involvement in the business world. Faculty go beyond the training of technicians to develop students who can work and communicate productively as members of organizations and communities in which they work and live. Students learn how modern businesses can take advantage of the current economic and political climate while protecting themselves, their stakeholders, and the world from corruption and abuses of power.

The Defiance College business programs provide sound theoretical and practical applications in all functional areas of business with advanced courses in management, marketing, and economics. The business administration major is designed for students who desire a strong professional program that prepares them for a position in either the profit or nonprofit business sector.

To effectively prepare students for the business world, courses in the business core cover both programs of study. On-the-job training is provided through internships and cooperative education opportunities.

In addition, DC business administration students benefit from advice from a national advisory board and an extensive alumni base. 


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Benefits of the Program

Business majors take part in a wide range of experiential learning opportunities. Whether interning in small or large firms or helping non-profits create business systems, students practice their business language skills to become better employees, stronger leaders, and responsible citizens. Professors are fluent speakers of business with wide and varied business experience, making them ideal guides for students preparing to enter the business world.

Enactus (Entrepreneurial-Action-Us)
Students have an opportunity to be involved in Enactus, a community of student, academic, and business leaders whose goal is to use entrepreneurial action for transforming lives and shaping a more sustainable world.

Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society
The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Related Programs

Accounting is another major offered in the business administration division.

Students may choose a minor in marketing within the business administration major. A minor is also available in economics. An Associate Degree in business administration is also offered.

Business as a Minor

The business minor provides relevant courses to students whose majors are in another department and who desire to acquire the fundamentals necessary to understand and use business principles in an organization.

Graduate Schools

DC’s MBA program is designed for students who want to enhance their management and leadership skills. The curriculum design integrates courses from across disciplines to stimulate both critical and creative thinking. This broad perspective combined with a practical orientation provides the framework necessary for managing and leading in today’s team-based organizations. Contact the business faculty for more information.

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After College — What's Next?

Careers in business include positions in management, marketing, and financial areas. Defiance College graduates are employed in local and regional firms and businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies. In addition, the employment outlook is strengthening with potential opportunities with the federal government, state agencies, other governmental and non-profit organizations, private industry, and financial networks.

Some recent graduate employments include:

Federal Reserve Bank, Western and Southern Financial, JP Morgan Chase & Co., American Income Life, Edward Jones, Ohio Attorney General, Wellington School, Tiffin University, Northwest State Community College, Defiance County Health Department, State of Ohio Auditor’s Office, Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Speedway, WTOL-TV, and Chase Brass and Copper Company, LLC.


Defiance College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: 

This accreditation offers the following benefits: enhanced reputation; international perspectives; continuous improvement; best practices; accountability; and evidence of quality business core.

IACBE Assessment Results Defiance College | Strategic Plan Business Department

Student Quotes

"The professors that I have had are passionate about their work and are willing to go the extra mile to help their students. The hands-on and real-life experiences that we are exposed to have helped me to apply things that I have learned in my classes. Personally, this program has given me the opportunity to explore and apply different aspects of business to a plan for a company that I hope to own."
--Lornette Lynch, 2016 Graduate


"This program is built around facilitating the development of value-based, knowledgeable, authentic business leaders."
--Dr. Galdeen

Patricia Galdeen, D.M.O.L.
Assistant Professor of Business
and Director of Business
Phone: 419-783-2523

Edwina Phillips, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Practice of Accounting
Phone: 419-783-2524

William Sholl, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Practice of Marketing
Phone: 419-783-2221

Arif Sultan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: 419-783-2431

Namporn Thanetsunthorne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Phone:  419-783-2356