College of Business

Dean: Overton, Ed.D.; 419-434-4704

Assistant Dean: Schalk

Professors: Abels, Cummings, El-Zayaty, Ghose, Mathern, Ward

Associate Professors: Freehafer, Gamba, Martelli, Song

Assistant Professors: Arburn, Coleman, Overton, Schalk

Assistant Professors of Teaching: Stoller, Wickham

A Bachelor of Science degree is granted for completion of baccalaureate programs in the College of Business.

Baccalaureate Programs:

Business Administration-Accounting Emphasis

Business Administration-Business Analytics Emphasis

Business Administration-Economics Emphasis

Business Administration-Finance Emphasis

Business Administration-Human Resource Management Emphasis

Business Administration-International Business Emphasis

Business Administration-Management Emphasis

Business Administration-Marketing Emphasis

Business Administration-Operations and Logistics Emphasis

Business Administration-Sport Business Strategy Emphasis



Business Administration

Business Economics

Business Information Assurance Management

Business Management




Hospitality Management

Human Resource Management

International Business


Operations and Logistics

Sport and Event Management

Associate Programs:


Financial Management

Human Resource Management

Management Information Systems

Sales/Retail Management

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Individualized Major Programs:

Business and economics can be combined with other studies to develop programs tailored to student interests or employment needs.

Transfer Students

Transfer students wishing to earn a bachelor’s degree in business must complete at least 15 upper-level hours in their major at The University of Findlay.

Competency Requirements

Students in the College of Business are strongly encouraged to take CSCI 149, Computer Concepts for Business, to fulfill their computer science competency.


All prerequisite courses must be completed with at least a grade of “C.” Some courses require a higher grade than a “C” for the prerequisite. The course description will list the required grade if different from a “C.”

Prerequisite Requirements

All students enrolling in upper-level business courses (other than core courses) are required to:

  1. Successfully complete ACCT 220 and ACCT 221 and ECON 200 and ECON 201.
  2. Meet all other prerequisites for the course(s).

Experiential Learning

The College of Business believes that student learning outcomes and self-motivation are enhanced through experiential, as well as classroom, learning. Therefore, the College of Business encourages all students to engage in internships, student organizations, research and class projects, publications, and conference presentations.

Student Organizations in the College of Business

Enactus is a student-directed free market economic education program at The University of Findlay. Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. Enrollment in Enactus is open to all full-time students of the University. The University of Findlay has participated in this program since 1977 and has won several national championships and regional competitions.

In addition, there are clubs for students interested in accounting, hospitality management, human resource management, investments, marketing, operations management, and health care management.

CPA/CMA Track Professional Licensure Programs

Students interested in obtaining the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license and/or the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) license may do so by applying for and being accepted into the CPA track and/or the CMA track programs. The CPA track is restricted to students majoring in business administration-accounting emphasis focusing on financial accounting. The CMA track is available to students pursuing majors in business administration-accounting emphasis focusing on managerial accounting, business administration-economics emphasis, and/or business administration-finance emphasis. Additional details on these programs may be obtained from any accounting faculty member or from the office of the dean in the College of Business.

The Dana Scholars Program

Outstanding junior-level business students may be selected for the Dana Scholars Program upon the recommendation of their faculty adviser. Participation in the Program is limited to no more than 12 students who are mentored by a distinguished business executive (the holder of the Dana Chair). Selected students will sign up for a special section of BUAD 495, Seminar in Business Administration and will have the opportunity to personally learn from a variety of business executives from throughout the region. Additional details on the Dana Scholars Program may be obtained from the office of the dean in the College of Business.