Housed within Kettering University’s School of Management is the Department of Business. They believe that management-focus builds strong and confident leaders able to find great success in the business world. Integrating business education with STEM widens the scope and depth of knowledge and perspective gained by every student. The School of Management reflects the university’s values of respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence. The ACBSP has accredited the business programs since 1995. This institution, celebrating its centennial this year, has been developing managers since the 1920s, which gives it a rich history and many years to grow and evolve its educational qualifications.
For undergraduate students, there is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Graduate students can pursue a variety of masters degrees, including Business Administration, Engineering Management, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management. The unique Co-op program allows students to immediately apply what they learn in the classroom to hands-on, real-world situations in professional settings through the 500 partner organizations. This opportunity begins freshman year and gives students over two and a half years of business career experience by the time they graduate college. The school provides many scholarship options for qualifying students, including Merit Scholarships, Kettering Recognizes Excellence Scholarship, DECA/Business Professional of America Scholarship, Upper-Class Scholarships, and the Graduate Assistantship Program which provides tuition in turn for assistance in research and teaching. Studying abroad builds personal growth, adaptability, creativity, global perspective, and confidence, and Kettering offers numerous international study opportunities.
The Frances Wilson Thompson Hall is where first-year students live on campus. It is where they have the opportunity to build connections, community, and relationships that last a lifetime. Many clubs and organizations exist for business students to get involved in, such as the Asian American Association, Black Unity Congress, DECA, Habitat for Humanity, International Club, Kettering Entrepreneur Society, Kettering Student Government, and LEADERS. Kettering’s University Avenue Corridor Coalition gives students the chance to be a part of something great in their community by leading community cleanup projects and helping the neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and the area be safe, free from crime, and economically attractive. The Regional Office of the Michigan Small Business Development Center is located at Kettering, and students can participate in providing services such as workshops, research, marketing ideas, business plans, and financial management advisement to the small businesses in the surrounding area.
The School of Management has created several online masters degree programs to help students obtain the degree from their own home at a time that is convenient for them. These degrees include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing, and Master of Science in Operations Management.