College of Business & Economics
When you become a student at the Ashland University Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE), you become a participating member of the global world of business while enjoying the close connections that come with attending a mid-sized University that emphasizes relationship building and small class size.
Richard E. & Sandra J. Dauch COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS college of business & economics I am connected. I am well-rounded. I am a critical thinker. I am responsible. I am a leader. I am a professional. When you become a student at the Ashland University Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics (COBE), you become a participating member of the global world of business while enjoying the close connections that come with attending a mid-sized University that emphasizes relationship building and small class size. At COBE, our primary mission is to help our students grow into financially savvy and entrepreneurial business professionals who exhibit excellent communication skills, strong critical thinking abilities and high ethical standards. To that end, we'll give you the opportunity to explore the many facets of business in order to determine which path is right for you. We'll provide you with a broad, competency-based education that will not only prepare you for your chosen field, but also provide you with the creative problem-solving skills so prized in today's rapidly changing workplace. And we'll help you put the principles you learn into practice with real-world experience that includes summer internships, hands-on projects, seminars and national competitions, and opportunities to learn from esteemed business professionals at major seminars and corporate networking events. Whatever business path you choose, when you have completed your education at the Dauch College of Business and Economics, you'll have all the tools and knowledge you'll need to work effectively in your field of choice from day one, as well as strong connections you'll maintain for the rest of your life. a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u 1 Businessstudents receiveindividual attentionwitha lowstudentfaculty ratioof18:1. 18:1 I am a critical thinker. We'll help you find the path that's right for you. The world of business is rich, complex and varied. Knowing that you want to be part of this exciting global network is a great first step, but determining your specific field of expertise can be complex. At Ashland's College of Business and Economics (COBE), we partner with our career development center to provide you with individual assessment techniques that can help you identify your unique talents and abilities. We provide you with the opportunity to hear what different careers are really like from business people invited to speak in your classes. And we require that you complete an internship that will allow you to work in your chosen field to ensure it's the right one for you. In essence, we give you the big picture up front, and then provide you with the guidance necessary to narrow your focus as you learn. That way, when you declare your major, you'll be able to do so with confidence. Determining your field of expertise: our undergraduate majors at a glance Weoffertenmajorstomeettheneedsandinterestsofawiderangeofstudents. Ourcommonbusinesscoreclassesallowmanystudentstocompletetwomajorswithinfouryears. � � � � � Accounting BusinessManagement Economics Entrepreneurship Finance � � � � � HospitalityManagement InternationalBusiness InformationSystems Marketing SupplyChainManagement Inaddition,everystudentintheCOBEmustdeclare aminor.Weoffertenminorprogramsdesigned tobroadenyourbackgroundandsupplementthe educationnecessaryforyourchosenvocation. Ourbusiness studentshail frommorethan 12countries. Inordertobecomewell-rounded,critical thinkers,everystudentattheRichardE.and SandraJ.DauchCollegeofBusinessand Economicsmustcompleteboththebusiness andinstitutionalcorecompetencies. Business Core Competencies � FinancialAccounting � ManagerialAccounting � InformationTechnology � PrinciplesofMarketing � IntroductiontoManagement � OperationsManagement � BusinessCommunication � FinancialManagement � BusinessLawI � PrinciplesofMicroeconomics � PrinciplesofMacroeconomics � ElementaryStatistics � GeneralPsychology � SeniorSeminarCapstone � Internships Institutional Core Competencies Category List � Communications(3credits) � CompositionI&II(3creditseach) � LifetimeWellness(2credits) � Math/Logic(3credits) � Religion(3credits) � Aesthetics(6credits) � Humanities(6credits) � NaturalSciences(6credits) � SocialSciences(6credits) � HistoricalReasoning(3credits) � InternationalPerspective(3credits) college of business & economics I am well-rounded. You'll learn everything about business, and a whole lot more. Nearly every day at COBE, we get written feedback about our student interns that say something like this: "Her research skills, phone skills and business knowledge are exceptional." That's because in addition to teaching you everything you need to know about business, we also provide you with the critical thinking, relationship, oral and written communications and creative problem-solving skills that are in high demand in today's competitive market. Because all businesses prefer to hire well-rounded people, we require that you complete both our business core courses and our institutional core courses, which are designed to give you a much broader knowledge base (see the sidebar on this page). You'll learn how to think on your feet and find unique solutions to unexpected problems. And you'll learn how to balance the demands of business with social responsibility and your personal values � traits every business admires and needs, now more than ever. a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u 3 I am connected. At Ashland University, you get lots of opportunities to put principles into practice. At the Dauch College of Business and Economics, active learning is the hallmark of our entire curricula because we understand that in business, connections are everything. Throughout your degree program, you'll be given opportunities to work with local, regional and national businesses through class projects, student organizations and internships. You'll have a chance to hear some of the nation's most highly esteemed business people speak. And you'll get to meet and interact with successful business leaders at on-campus networking events. We even print business cards for all of our students, so you can start making your valuable connections right away. The COBE Internship for Credit Program Internshipsaretoday'skeytogettingthejobyouwantwhenyougraduate.EverystudentinCOBE completesatleastoneinternshipandwewillworkwithyoutohelpyoufindtheinternshipthatisright foryou.Usuallyundertakenbetweenyourjuniorandsenioryear,yourinternshipwillbedesigned byyou,theCOBEfacultyandyouremployertoincorporatespecificlearninggoalsandtrackyour performance.Here'sjustapartiallistofplacesstudentinternshaveworkedinyearspast: � � � � � � � TheJ.M.SmuckerCompany FourSeasons EdwardJones WellsFargo EnterpriseRent-A-Car HauserandTaylor Sherwin-Williams � � � � � � MorganStanleySmithBarney Wal-Mart KeyCorp WestfieldCompanies WorthingtonIndustries WaltDisneyWorld Manyoftheseemployershave commentedthatourstudents aremorecompetentthantheir peersfromotherschools,and manyofourstudentshave beenofferedfull-timejobsas aresult.We'renotsurprised! Here are just a few of the amazing opportunities you'll discover here: Dr. Lucille and Larry Ford Distinguished Business Lecture Series Since2003,thislectureserieshas broughtsomeofthecountry'sforemost businessleaderstocampus. The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Lecture & Luncheon Series Thislectureserieshasbroughtanumberof entrepreneursfromseveraldifferentindustries toAshlandtosharetheirpersonalexperiences. The Visiting Executive Program Highlysuccessfulexecutives�allAshland alumni�fromaroundthecountrymeet withstudentsinsmallgroupsettings. The Business Dialogue Program Businessprofessionalssharetheirexpertise oncurrentissues,andanswerquestionson topicslikeglobalethics,ethicsinfinance, andlearningtosucceedinbusiness throughmentoringandcoaching. Internships for Credit:(Seepreviouspage) Study Abroad Eligiblestudentshavetheopportunity tostudyforasummer,semesteror entireacademicyearin28countries. Publication and Conference Grants Studentsareencouragedtodevelop theirwritingandpublicationskills, andattendconferenceswithfaculty wheretheywilljointlypresentpapers. Studentsarealsogivenopportunities topublishortocompeteinnational competitionsincludingfinance, entrepreneurshipandmarketing. Service Learning Studentsworkwithnon-profit groupsinthesurrounding communityandreceive one-hourcreditforeach30 hoursofserviceprovided. Field Trips & International Trips Designedtoprovidestudents withfirsthandexperiencerelated totheirmajororinterests.Fieldtrips toplaceslikeWallStreetallowstudents toseetherealizationofprinciples thataretaughtintheclassroom. "Ashland University creates many opportunities for students to start their career before they graduate. COBE brings in companies and business leaders for the students to talk to and help make connections that will help them when they graduate. The faculty make students feel at home and give them good direction and feedback." �Stephanie Unkefer '10 college of business & economics a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u 5 I am responsible. Here, where you learn is almost as amazing as what you learn. All you have to do is step into our 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics building to know you've entered someplace special. Opened in January 2004, the building houses the latest in instructional technology, a product development lab, an executive education center and the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies where students are encouraged to learn about starting their own businesses with the help of professionals. Perhaps the most unique feature of the building is our Trading Room where, amid Wall Street-style workstations and wall-mounted displays, students in the Eagle Investment Group perform real-world fund and behavioral analysis, and invest and manage $1,000,000 of the University's endowment fund. Another building perk? All COBE faculty have their offices here, so it's easy to connect with your professors. In fact, the entire building lends itself to a team-based, innovative and world-class business education. college of business & economics Our faculty brings the world of business right to the classroom. At the Dauch College of Business and Economics, we have 33 faculty members, all of whom have doctoral degrees and/or extensive industry experience, and many who teach both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Since no student assistants ever teach classes, you'll get to know your professors really well and benefit from their real-world experience from the very beginning, especially since our student-to-teacher ratio is just 18:1. Of course, you'll also get to know more than just your professors. Here, we encourage you to get to know everyone on our staff � easy to do since our doors are always open to all of our students. a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u Connect with your peers; join one of our many student organizations FromthedayyousetfootontheAshlandUniversitycampus,you'llneverfeelalone, especiallyifyoujoinoneofourstudentorganizationsthatletyoumeetandwork withotherswhoshareyourinterests. � AmericanMarketingAssociation(AMA) � TheAssociationofOperations Management(APICS) � TheEagleInvestmentGroup(EIG) � InstituteofManagementAccountants(IMA) � StudentsinFreeEnterprise(SIFE) � DeltaMuDeltaStudentHonorary � SocietyforHumanResource Management(SHRM) � NationalSocietyofMinorities inHospitality(NSMH) 7 "Ashland has made me into a leader and someone that my peers can trust and believe in. The skills that I have strengthened here have provided me opportunities to meet industry leaders and start national organizations. Ashland invests in me like I invest in life." �Justin Johnson '09 MBA '11 I am a leader. We're proud of our accomplishments, but don't just take our word for it. The Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics received its initial professional accreditation for all of its degree programs (BA, BSBA and MBA) at all sites from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in June 1993. Since then, our reputation for excellence has been recognized in a number of areas: Ourdistinctiveprograminfinanceincludesthestudyofinvestment theory,managementofthefundandthestudyfortheNASDSeries Sevenstockbrokerlicensingprogram.Graduates of the program are regularly placed in prominent positions with firms like Edward D. Jones, National City, Wells Fargo, MBNA and MetLife. OurHospitalityManagementprogramhasareputationforexcellence,with students completing 640 hours of practical experience in the industry. Our MBA programs offer specializations in project management, entrepreneurship, human resource management, finance and global management. Designedespeciallyformiddle-andtop-levelmanagers,theprogramisoffered attheAshlandcampusaswellasinColumbus,Massillon,MedinaandWestlake. Wejustkeepgettingbetterandbetter.Our Business Advisory Council is made up of executives from a broad range of industries, and was set up explicitly to assist the dean in finding ways to make the COBE program one of the top choices among students. college of business & economics a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u 9 ACBSP Ashland`sbusinessprograms, includingtheMBA,areaccredited bytheAccreditationCouncilfor BusinessSchoolsandPrograms. college of business & economics a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u EagleInvestment Groupstudents investandmanage $1,000,000ofthe University'sendowment. $1 mil 11 college of business & economics college of business & economics Welcome to the world of business. If you're ready to learn all the amazing, ever-changing things the world of business has to teach you, we're here to ensure you get the education, support, experiences and vital connections needed to be a success. Please visit our website at www.ashland.edu/colleges/college-business-economics to learn about everything the Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University has to offer. Or visit us in person; we'd love to show you around. Call the Office of Admission at 800.882.1548 to schedule a visit. If you have specific questions, call 419.289.5943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u a s h l a n d u n i v e r s i t y w w w. a s h l a n d . e d u 401 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805 800.882.1548 | www.ashland.edu