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Students who add a marketing minor are equipped with the skills and competencies required to understand, create, and maintain mutually beneficial exchanges between organizations and their customers. The minor offers courses in marketing management and integrated marketing communications, among others.

In addition to gaining a strong general business foundation, students work closely with professors to obtain valuable skills in a variety of areas from market research to marketing management, consumer behavior to social media. DC's faculty members strive to prepare their graduates to think creatively about business problems, make sound business decisions, and work successfully in the business world.


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:

  • International Accreditation Council for Business EducationAssociate 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.

IACBE Assessment Results Defiance College | Public Notification of IACBE Accredited Program | Strategic Plan Business Department


Central Mutual Insurance
Chase Brass and Copper Company
ConAgra Foods
Dana Holding Corporation
Ernst and Young
Farmers and Merchants Bank 
German Mutual Insurance
Huntington Bank
Ohio Auditor of State
Ohio Gas Company
Quicken Loans
Sauder Woodworking, Co.
Shultz Huber and Associates, Inc.
State Bank and Trust
Steyer and Co.
U.S. Food and Administration
US Department of Defense
Western and Southern Financial Group

Wright Patterson Air Force Base


Brett Decker, Ed.D.
Nady El-Zayaty, Ph.D.
William Sholl, M.B.A.