The College of Business and Leadership at Lourdes University believes that a successful business is led by someone knowledgeable in how to increase profits, excellent in customer engagement, and places a priority on the responsibility, efficiency, ethical practices, and effectiveness of the enterprise. Every degree program and educational tool is built around preparing students to be this kind of leader. The excellence of the business programs has earned the IACBE accreditation.
Highly qualified faculty members provide personalized business instruction founded in the liberal arts. Undergraduate programs include an Associates in Business and a Bachelors in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Accounting, Health Care Administration, Integrated Business, and Sports Management. Graduate programs include the on-campus Master of Business Administration and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. The highly motivated high achievers can apply for the Honors Program, which provides extended scholarly, cultural, and leadership educational opportunities. Business students can participate in the Global Learning program to extend their educational experience internationally, which can be impressive to future employers. Study Abroad programs include travel to places like Israel, Ireland, and Italy.
Almost every undergraduate student received financial aid of some sort last year with the University awarding $8.5 million in scholarships. These include the Presidential Scholarship, Faculty Scholarship, Legacy Award, Leadership/Service Award, University Grant, Catholic High School Graduate Award, and the Ohio Welcome Award. Business students can also participate in Federal Work-Study and on-campus student employment opportunities to help provide an educational experience and tuition aid.
The Career Services Office offers career counselors and peer mentors that walk alongside a student and help them discover and implement steps towards their desired career. They begin with assessing students through the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to determine where to start the preparation process. The Office hosts essential events like Drop-In Resume Critiques, Cocoa & Career, and the Focus 2 Career events.
Another way students can directly apply what they are learning in the classroom is through an internship with a professional business. The College of Business and Leadership helps students find prominent internship positions and job prospects with local and regional professional companies. Lourdes gives business students every opportunity to diversify their college experience and gain the most out of it. Recreational activities include bonfires, sports games, fitness classes, movie nights, dances, road trips, and more. Students can volunteer with the Lourdes Events & Activities Planning (L.E.A.P.) team to brainstorm, plan, and organize student activities. Involvement in student organizations can enhance the academic, leadership, and social, educational experience. Groups include ENACTUS, Sigma Beta Delta, Black Student Union, College Republicans, Gaming Society, Gray Wolf Nation, LINK (Linking Interest, Needs & Knowledge), Prism, and The Vitruvian.
The Masters of Business Administration degree can also be completed entirely online or in a blended format with some online classes mixed with some in-person, on-campus sessions.