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Teaching Business Sense

School of Business

Students pursuing the programs of study in the School of Business develop competencies to equip them for graduate school and for careers in many fields, including accounting, human resources, general management, marketing, and teaching. 

In addition, the business professional today must be equipped to deal with the business enterprise on a global scale. Working with colleagues in a "team-oriented" environment is a skill which our students learn in our competency-based programs. A variety of degree options and specializations are available.  A primary objective of the faculty in the School of Business is to guide, mentor, and encourage students so that they gain the capacity to think and act critically.

Personal computers are utilized in teaching computer applications. Opportunities are available for students to complete internships in business and industry. Oakland City University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas.

Professional Accreditation

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The School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The mission of the IACBE is to promote and recognize excellence in business education in institutions of higher education worldwide, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, through the specialized accreditation of business programs. The vision of the IACBE is to be a leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation and to be the business program accrediting body of choice for teaching-oriented institutions of higher education. Accreditation provides value added to your degree program and is important to employers in business and industry.

The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Associate of Science, Business Administration
  • Associate of Science, Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the following concentrations:
    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing
    • Criminal Justice
    • Sports Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

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Mission of the School of Business

The mission of the School of Business is to create and sustain a faith-based learning community focused on preparing program graduates with the current knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a business enterprise. This includes an emphasis on life-long intellectual learning, ethical and moral conduct, cultural diversity, social development, and teamwork for positive leadership.

Goals of the School of Business

Broad-Based Student Learning Goals:

  1. Professional – Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesize the various concepts, theories, and practices in the functional areas of business in order to facilitate sound business decisions.
  1. Information Technology and Literacy – Graduates will demonstrate the ability to access, use, and evaluate management information in business decision making.
  1. Disciplined Inquiry – Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use quantitative and qualitative analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems, and make sound decisions.
  1. Communication Skills – Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate coherently and effectively using various methodologies.
  1. Ethics and Morality – Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and application of appropriate ethical and moral behavior in the workplace.


Broad-Based Operational Goals:

  1. The School of Business will offer strong, comprehensive, and contemporary degree programs that retain and successfully prepare students for academic and professional careers, graduate school, and professional advancement.
  1. The School of Business will hire and retain faculty members who are highly qualified in their teaching disciplines
  1. The School of Business will provide a supportive learning environment that contributes to excellence in business education.
  1. The School of Business will offer significant hands-on experiential learning opportunities for students.