The ACBSP-accredited School of Business & Technology at Heidelberg University aims to provide an atmosphere of learning and growth that motivates undergraduate and graduate students to take the initiative and discover their potential. The business world is competitive, rigorous, fast-paced, and continuously evolving, and Heidelberg takes all of that into consideration with each business program. Upon graduation, students are prepared to be innovators, entrepreneurs, globally-minded, analytical and critical thinkers, and leaders in thought and action, which allow them to make a positive impact on the world.
Heidelberg business students are encouraged to create, try, and learn new things through the variety of majors offered. Undergraduates can earn a Bachelors in Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, Business Administration, or Information Systems. They can also minor in Cybersecurity. Those who qualify can participate in the Honors Program and experience additional seminars, collaborative projects with faculty, research opportunities, service-learning projects, and a senior honors project.
The Masters in Business Administration degree offers courses in the evenings to allow for the working professional to attend. An incredible and unique opportunity exists for students in any major who obtain a Heidelberg Bachelors degree in four years with a qualifying GPA. They can pursue the MBA for free, tuition covered, through the PlusOneAdvantage Free MBA Program.
An educational experience vital to all business majors is to study abroad. It enables them to learn about themselves, new cultures, the way other countries conduct business, and enhances their resume is through study abroad. Short-term, faculty-led trips are available to places like Greece, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, Belize, and Turkey. Students can also study business through a Heidelberg partnership institution like the Business Academy in Aarhus, Denmark; the University of Ulsan in South Korea; and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.
There is a wide range of student organizations that help students engage with peers and the community, get involved on campus, develop professionally, and focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. Some of the groups are the Business & Technology Events Council, Computer Science & Technology Club, Student Senate, Campus Fellowship, Cultural & Spiritual Club, Chamber Singers, Marching Band, the Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Crossfit Club, Habitat for Humanity, Greenhouse Club, Intramurals, and Outdoor Enthusiasts Club.
Experiential learning is vital to the overall educational process. Business students get to have dinner with CEOs, intern with top companies, manage real-world projects for real clients, and conduct research with professors. Students get to reveal their findings and show their hard work at the Annual Student Research Conference.
The Berg Service Challenge is a great way to give back to the community through volunteer community service hours with many different organizations, churches, and agencies in Tiffin. There is also the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service helping clean up neighborhoods, providing food for Stop Hunger Now, and assisting the elderly. Alternative Break Trips take students all over the country and the world to help those in need.