The AACSB-accredited College of Business began in 1935 and now has around 1,750 students. Bowling Green State University’s College of Business focuses on excellence in education, research, and service. The University’s expert faculty work hard to provide high-impact, hands-on teaching experiences. They place high importance on engagement, diversity, innovation, inclusivity, communication, collaboration, and ethics all with a global perspective. They will soon be housed by a brand new, high-tech, inspirational facility called the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center.
The College of Business offers many outstanding degree choices. There is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, Applied Economics, Finance, Individualized Business, International Business, Management, Sales & Service Marketing, and Supply Chain Management for undergraduates. Graduate students have several options, including a Masters in Accountancy, Financial Economics, Business Administration, or Applied Statistics. The MBA offers specializations in Accounting, Finance, Quality Systems, Strategic Communication, and Supply Chain Management. There is an Executive MBA where students only have to attend class one weekend a month and an Executive Master of Organization Development. Doctoral students can receive a degree in Organization Development & Change.
The business students have access to many different scholarships to help aid them financially including the AA Green Family Business Scholarship, Alyce & Michael Scherzer Memorial Scholarship, Counterman Management Scholarship, and the David S. Hainline Entrepreneurship Scholarship. Along with opportunities for alumni to network and stay in touch, the ones who have graduated in the past 15 years can impact change for current students by advising the Dean in all sorts of categories through the Young Alumni Board. Business students can be involved in organizations like the American Marketing Association, Global Management & Leadership Society, Gamma Iota Sigma, Information Systems Organization, and Economics Club. To provide numerous amounts of internships and jobs, the Bowling College of Business is networked with over 1,600 different businesses and companies.
The Business Career Accelerator is a powerful resource that connects students with employers. More ways the COB helps to enhance the overall experience for their students is through the new, state-of-the-art Business and Research Finance Lab that helps develop skills in investment management. Also, the Business District Learning Community, where freshman business students live together, offers them the opportunity to build community and deepen their educational experience.
Students can become a part of the Student Ambassador or Peer Leader Programs. Several centers help to educate and serve the business community like the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. This Center provides a premier education, entrepreneurial curriculum for high schools, brings in global entrepreneurial leaders for E-week every year, and hosts The Hatch event for students, which is similar to Shark Tank. Other centers include the Center for Business Analytics, the Supply Chain Management Institute, and the Insurance & Risk Management Institute.