The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University offers excellence throughout all degree programs proven by its AACSB accreditation. Caring, dedicated, and highly qualified professors teach, mentor, and are invested in student success. The College prioritizes the “complete experience,” which involves opportunities for business students to learn through experience in a variety of ways. Students graduate ready to succeed in the workplace with a global perspective, leadership skills, ethical principles, and the ability to critically and analytically solve problems and find solutions.
Most every business student is awarded grants and scholarships to help fund their education. Although, one business student works hard to win the most substantial scholarship of the University, the James F. Dicke Scholarship, which awards full tuition and is renewable.
Undergraduates can obtain the Bachelors in Business Administration degree. It offers majors in Management, Public Relations, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Sport Management, and Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business. Graduate students benefit from the excellent Masters in Accounting degree program, which can be completed in either 12 or 24 months. It offers optional tracks in Forensic Accounting or Audit Services and incorporates online coursework with on-campus sessions. Graduates of the Masters in Accounting degree are fully prepared for the Certified Public Accountant exam.
Business students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to extend their education internationally. They can study business practices and explore different cultures in a variety of countries like Ireland, Germany, and Peru.
Dicke provides many ways for students to “learn business, do business.” The Office of Experiential Learning assists with academic and career coaching, career planning, resumes and cover letters, internship positions, and numerous other resources. A huge role for this office is providing opportunities outside the classroom for students to experience learning and professionally develop.
Students learn through involvement in business-specific honor societies like Alpha Mu Alpha, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Beta Alpha Psi. Other business student organizations include the American Marketing Association, Institute of Management Accountants, Northern Entrepreneurship Organization, Polar Merchandising, DCBA Dean’s Advisory Council, ONU Healthcare Business Professionals, the Society for the Advancement of Management, and Public Relations Student Society of America.
Dicke provides learning opportunities through research projects; peer, alumni, and faculty mentorship; and competitions like the AMA Business Simulation Competition and the Institute of Management Accountants Video Case Competition. Every student is guaranteed an internship experience, and Dicke works hard to find the best match with companies like Nationwide, Deloitte, Cleveland Indians, EY, Absolut Vodka, Walgreens, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Honda, Charles Schwab, and the American Red Cross.
Students get to travel to all types of cities to learn, study, compete, volunteer, and work like Chicago, where they meet with executives, network, and learn about leadership and the inner workings of corporations. Students work on real-world projects like helping prepare taxes, managing a real investment portfolio of over $300,000, and working on finding solutions to real business challenges for real clients.