The University of Evansville’s Schroeder School of Business attracts exceptional professors and competent and motivated students. Students receive an excellent AACSB-accredited business program that is propelled by a liberal arts-based curriculum. It drives both business theory and practice, experiential learning opportunities, outstanding career support, personal attention from faculty and staff, and an adjuvant learning environment. Globally aware graduates confidently enter the professional world armed with communication, critical thinking, analytical, and ethical decision-making skills ready to compete and succeed.
The excellence of the academic programs is proven by the number of top rankings it has received for small private business schools and how 100% of graduates in 2019 had secured jobs or entered graduate school programs by the fall of 2019. Students can pursue a Bachelors in Economics, Accounting, or Management or a Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing, Finance, Global Business, or Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
The University provides an immense amount of scholarships for its students. Business students can apply for University scholarships or follow the many links provided for outside scholarships. There are funds to help students study abroad, as well.
Earning international business exposure and experience, first-hand, is highly beneficial to the overall educational process and impressive to employers. There are short-term 10-day trips, summer school, semester-long trips, and even international internships available to business students. The most popular and highly recognized program is studying business at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, where students get to visit the Bank of England.
Putting academic knowledge into practice and experiencing learning is of high priority for Schroeder students. Students join with faculty in conducting research, participate in site-visits and tour corporations like the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. They compete inside and outside of the classroom in events like the Logistics Case Competition. Finance students manage the $550,000 investment portfolio of the Purple Aces Fund and help teach expecting parents about finances at St. Vincent Hospital. They work with real clients on real-world projects, and every Schroeder student completes an internship to gain necessary and impressive experience.
Connecting with business professionals is highly beneficial. Schroeder students regularly connect with, hear from, and are mentored by professionals through meetings, the Small Business Development Center, and events like the Finance Career Fair and the Indiana Logistics Summit. A great way to grow in leadership skills, network, and experience is through participation in student clubs like the Economics Club, Accounting Club, Marketing Club, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Finance Club.
The LEAD Forward Program enhances leadership abilities and challenges students through activities like speaker series’, leadership retreats, and city treks to cities like Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, and Louisville to visit corporations and gain insights into businesses. The ChangeLab Program allows students to consult with and work on projects for companies that deal internationally. Many experiential learning opportunities also exist through the University’s Institute for Banking & Finance, the Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and the Center for Innovation and Change.