The business major is a professional program designed for students who want a solid foundation in all functional aspects of business. Students who have an interest in exploring economics or marketing in greater depth may elect to earn a minor in these areas. Business administration provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in ever-changing business settings. 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.
Business administration involves a common curriculum to develop the essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for success in the business world. Each student individualizes their experience by picking two concentrations to further develop areas of interest.
Students interested in a traditional accounting degree should visit the accounting major page.
The finance concentration will prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide leadership in making sound financial decisions for organizations large or small, for profit or not-for-profit. Finance students will be prepared to evaluate the capital decisions that position firms for growth and success.
Defiance College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Associate of Arts in Business
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
- Master of Business Administration
This accreditation offers the following benefits: enhanced reputation, international perspectives, continuous improvement, best practices, accountability, and evidence of quality business core.
Central Mutual Insurance
Chase Brass and Copper Company
Dana Holding Corporation
Ernst and Young
Farmers and Merchants Bank
German Mutual Insurance
Ohio Auditor of State
Ohio Gas Company
Sauder Woodworking, Co.
Shultz Huber and Associates, Inc.
State Bank and Trust
Steyer and Co.
U.S. Food and Administration
US Department of Defense
Wright Patterson Air Force Base