The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration promotes Catholic and Marianist traditions and intertwines their values throughout every degree program. In desiring to prepare students holistically to face life, challenges, careers, and the world with confidence, the AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration values integrity, discovery, truth, diversity, and learning through experience. They cultivate an environment that blends business knowledge with innovation, ethical leadership, and self-awareness.
Undergraduate students can study for a Bachelors in Management, Business Economics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Finance, or Operations Management. Graduate students can enjoy earning a Masters in Business Analytics, Finance, Business Administration, or Professional Accountancy. The MBA offers concentrations in Finance, Cyber Security, and Marketing. It also requires two Capstone courses and the ethics course, “Integrating Faith, Ethics, and Work.” Graduate Certificates exist in Business Intelligence, Project Management, Business Analytics, System Analysis & Design, and Cyber-Security Management. To gain necessary global experience and international perspective and enhance a resume, faculty-led business study abroad trips take students to places like Ireland, China, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rome, Ghana, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Many students face financial obstacles when it comes to affording higher education. The University provides academic merit, athletic, Catholic deacons, departmental, donor-funded, national alumni, and study abroad scholarships. Students can also pursue on-campus employment opportunities.
Students can build upon the lessons learned in the classroom by joining a student organization and taking part in many different experiential learning opportunities. Groups specifically for business students are the CEO club, Delta Sigma Pi, Accounting Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Collegiate UDECA, Economics & Finance Club, Hispanic Business Student Association, MIS Club, Marketing Club, Professional Advancement Creating Excellence (PACE), National Association of Black Accountants, and Women in Business. The BWISE (Business Wisdom Through International, Service, and Experiential Education) Program is a unique approach to the way the School of Business achieves its mission.
As a graduation requirement, students must accomplish two of the three areas: service, international, and experiential. There is a vast array of hands-on, real-world experiences for students. They can help manage a $22 million equity portfolio, construct and perfect sales pitches, consult real, local businesses on their ideas and help find solutions to issues, and assist in funding entrepreneurial startups. Through Flyer Enterprises, students entirely run several businesses involving culinary, coffee, service, and a joint venture with the university’s dining services. Flyer Consulting aids economic growth and consults non-profit organizations locally and internationally. Students can participate in competitions, starting their businesses, and internships. The breadth of experience students acquire at the School of Business Administration tremendously prepares them for success.
The Master of Business Analytics degree can be completed entirely online. The MBA also has an online option where students complete online coursework, attend live online classes and have the opportunity to meet in-person with peers and professors through a few campus immersions.