May 27, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]


College of Business



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Copeland HallCopeland Hall
Phone: 740.593.2000
Fax:  740.593.9823
http://www.cob.ohio.edu/ 

Hugh Sherman, Dean
Chris Moberg, Associate Dean
John Day, Associate Dean
Michael Bila, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Services

To schedule an appointment with an advisor from the CoB Office of Student Services, call 740.593.2042.

Mission

The College of Business provides a distinctive learning environment that actively engages students, faculty members, and the business community in developing the knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s complex, global economy.

This learning environment results in graduates who possess: a) the ability to apply a holistic, integrated approach to business problems; b) the communication, leadership, team and technological skills needed to succeed in their business careers; c) an understanding of how to work with people from other cultures and to operate effectively in other countries; and d) an understanding of the social responsibilities of corporations and the ability to evaluate the ethical dimensions of decision making.

The College of Business has been an accredited member of the AACSB—The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business—since 1950. The School of Accountancy received separate AACSB accounting accreditation in 1995.

Programs

Majors

The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree is available with the following majors:

Accounting Major (B.B.A.) 

Business Analytics Major (B.B.A.)   (requires double major)
Business Economics (B.B.A.) 
Business Prelaw (B.B.A.)  (requires double-major)
Entrepreneurship (B.B.A.) 
Finance (B.B.A.) 
International Business (B.B.A.) 
Management and Strategic Leadership (B.B.A.) 
Management Information Systems (B.B.A.) 
Marketing (B.B.A.)  

 The Bachelor of Sport Management (B.S.M.) degree is available with the following major:

Sport Management (B.S.M.)  

You can change your major or add a second business major through the CoB Office of Student Services in Copeland Hall 214.

Minor

Ohio University baccalaureate candidates may complete any of the following business related minors:

Business Minor  (not available to B.B.A. candidates)
Finance Minor 
Marketing Minor 
Sports Administration Minor  

Certificate

Ohio University baccalaureate candidates may complete any of the following business related certificates:

Entrepreneurship Certificate  (not available to B.B.A. candidates)
Financial Planning Certificate 
International Business Certificate 
Sales Certificate 
Strategic Leadership Certificate  

Requirements for these minors and certificate programs are listed within the College of Business section of the undergraduate catalog.

College of Business students may also choose to complete a minor offered by another academic college within the University

Due to accreditation standards, students outside the college are allowed to complete only 33 hours of business coursework.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Business

Requirements for all B.B.A. Majors

Requirements for all Sport Management Majors

Academic Policies for all College of Business Majors

 

 

Requirements for All B.B.A. Majors 

As a candidate for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, you must complete the University’s General Education requirement for graduation and fulfill a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for all hours attempted, as well as all business and economics courses. You must also maintain a 2.2 minimum GPA for courses in your major and earn a grade of C- or better in each required course in the major. Courses included in the 128-hour minimum for the B.B.A. must be completed so at least 52 semester hours are earned in areas of business and economics, and at least 42 semester hours are earned in nonbusiness areas. 

Core Business Curriculum

The following core business courses are taken individually: ACCT 1010 , ACCT 1020 ; BA 1000 ,

 , BA 1100 , BUSL 2550 ; MGT 3200 ; MGT 4800J MIS 2010 ; QBA 2010 ; and QBA 3710 .

Four core business courses are grouped to form the integrated “Business Cluster” which includes: FIN 2400  , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400 .

Selected General Education Requirements

In addition to meeting all Ohio University Tier I, II, and III General Education requirements, B.B.A. candidates are required to take coursework to meet the following targeted areas. Some of these courses will also meet Tier I and Tier II requirements.

Composition
ENG 1510  or 1610  (for non-native English speakers only) 

Mathematics
MATH 1350  

Economics
ECON 1030  and 1040  

Global Perspective
 Three options exist:

  1. Completion of a foreign language to 2120 or higher
  2. 6 hours of approved coursework from the following:
    Anthropology: ANTH 3800 , 3810 , 3830 , 3850 
    Communication Studies: COMS 4100 
    World Religions: CLWR 3330 , 3340 , 3350 , 4330 
    Economics: ECON 3530  , 4550 , 4730 , 4740 , 4750 , 4760 
    Geography: GEOG 1200 3290 , 3310 , 3350 , 3380 
    History: HIST 2460 , 3231 , 3232 3233 , 3250 , 3330 , 3340 , 3355 , 3360 , 3380 , 3381 , 3411 , 3420 , 3440 , 3452 ,3464  3481 , 3641 , 3661 3681 , 3731 , 3820 , 3822 , 3831 , 3865 , 3871 , 4902 
    International Studies: INST 1100 , 1400 , 1600 , 2100 , 3201 , 3202 
    Linguistics: LING 2750 
    Political Science: POLS 1500 , 2500 , 4440 , 4310 , 4340 , 4360 , 4410 , 4450 
    Note: Only one of the following may be included in the 6 global hours: HIST 1220 , 1330  
  3. Successful completion of one of the following International Experience programs:
    Global Consulting Program (GCP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp
    Ohio International Consulting Program (OICP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/oicp
    Approved Study Abroad Experience, visit: www.ohio.edu/goglobal/

          Note: The Global Perspective requirement is waived for international students on a F1 visa.

Breadth Cluster (one course from each of the four areas)

One course from each of the following areas:

Ethics

Philosophy:PHIL 1300  

Diversity Issues (complete one of the following courses)

African American Studies: any course
Art History: AH 4111 
Anthropology: ANTH 3450 
World Religions: CLWR 4350 
Communication Studies: COMS 1100 , 3410 , 4110 , 4200 
English: ENG 3060J , 3250 , 3260 , 3370 , 3390 
Geography: GEOG 3330 
History: HIST 3020 , 3130 3150 , 3200 , 3201 , 3202 , 3270 , 3320 , 3390 , 3601 
Management: MGT 4420 
Political Science: POLS 4067 , 4190 , 4210 
Sport Administration/Sport Management: SASM 4000 
Women’s and Gender and Sexuality Studies: any course

Economics

If your major is management information systems, management and strategic leadership, marketing, business law, international business, entrepreneurship, or business economics, take any 3000 or 4000-level economics course except ECON 3000 , or 3810 . If your major is accounting or finance, take ECON 3050  .

Behavioral Science (complete one of the following courses)

Anthropology: ANTH 1010 
Psychology: PSY 1010 
Sociology: SOC 1000  

Major Courses

Five to nine courses. Varies by major.

Recommended Course Sequences for B.B.A. Candidates

Freshman

BA 1000 - Introduction to the College of Business 
BA 1100 - Introduction to Business 
ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting 
ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics 
ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I  (or International students take ENG 1610 - Fresh Comp: Writing and Rhetoric )
MATH 1350 - Survey of Calculus  

Plus 11 credit hours of approved electives (Tier II, Global Perspective, and Breadth Cluster)

Sophomore

 
ACCT 1020 Decision Making with Accounting 
MIS 2010 - Introduction to Information Analysis and Design 
QBA 2010 - Introduction to Business Statistics 
BUSL 2550 - Corporate Responsibility in a Legal Environment  

Business Cluster (12) includes the following four courses:

FIN 2400 - Financial Management 
MGT 2100 - Introduction to Management and Organization 
MIS 2020 - Business Information Systems 
MKT 2400 - Introduction to Marketing Management  

Plus 6 credit hours of approved electives

Junior

MGT 3200 - Operations Management 
QBA 3710 - Business Analytics 
Approved internship (3)

Plus 25 credit hours of major courses and approved electives

Senior

  

Plus 31 credit hours of major courses and remaining electives

 


Requirements for the Sport Management Major:

Foundation and General Education Courses

Composition
ENG 1510  or 1610  (for non-native English speakers only)
Communication
COMS 1030 
Mathematics
MATH 1200 
Economics
ECON 1030  and ECON 1040  

Complete the following General Education requirements:
Tier II - Applied Science and Technology course (2AS)
Tier II- Cultural Perspective course (2CP)
Tier II - Fine Arts course (2FA)
Tier II - Natural Science course (2NS)
Tier I - Junior Composition course (1J)


Global Perspective
Complete one of the following options:

  1. Completion of a foreign language to 2120 or higher
  2. Complete two courses from the following:
     Anthropology: ANTH 3800 , 3810 3830 3850 
     Communication Studies:

 
     World Religions: CLWR 3330 3340 3350 4330 
     Economics: ECON 3530 4550 4730 4740 4750 4760 
     Geography: GEOG 1200 3290 3310 3350 , 3380 
     History: HIST 2460 3231 3232 3233 , 3250 , 3330 3340 3355 3360 , 3380 3381 3411 3420 3440 3452 , 3464  , 3481 3641  3464 3681 , 3731 3820 3822 3831 3865 3871 4902 
     International Studies: INST 1100 1400 1600 2100 3201 3202  
     Linguistics: LING 2750 
     Political Science: POLS 1500 2500 4440 4310 4340 4360 4410 4450   
     Note: Only one of the following may be included in the 6 global hours: HIST 1220 1330 

  3.Complete one of the following International Experience programs:
     Global Consulting Program (GCP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp
     Ohio International Consulting Program (OICP), visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/oicp
     Approved Study Abroad Experience, visit: www.ohio.edu/goglobal/

     Note: The Global perspective requirement is waived for international students on a F1 visa.

Major Courses

See the Sport Management Major program page

 


Academic Policies

Gaining Academic Progress Workshops for CoB Freshmen

CoB Freshmen (B.B.A. and B.S.M.) candidates who earn a fall semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend a “Gaining Academic Progress (GAP) Workshop” and participate in a “Next-Semester Advising Intervention” as described below:

  • Gaining Academic Progress (GAP) Workshop: CoB freshmen who earn a first semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to attend a GAP Workshop, which is offered during the earliest weeks of each semester by the Allen Student Advising Center. Failure to attend one of these workshops will result in a “hold” being placed on your academic records, which will make you unable to register for future classes. CoB freshmen who need to attend a GAP Workshop will be emailed with scheduling instructions soon after fall grades are received. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the directions for scheduling the workshop.
  • Next-Semester Advising Intervention (NSAI): CoB freshmen who earn a first semester GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to meet with an academic advisor from the CoB Office of Student Services prior to the first day of the next semester to discuss a strategy for improving academic performance. Repeating selected courses will probably be advised. It is strongly recommended that these meetings be arranged as soon as possible after grades are posted to allow plenty of time to reschedule courses. Failure to meet for this purpose with an academic advisor from the CoB Office of Student Services by the first day of the following semester will have two results:
    1. A note will be placed in the student’s academic file that will remove any possibility of future academic appeals;
    2. A hold will be placed on the student’s academic records, which will make students unable to register for future classes;.

Students will be notified by email if they need to schedule a “Next-Semester Advising Intervention”. On-campus interventions are strongly recommended, but the meeting may also be conducted by telephone. NSAI appointments can be arranged by calling the CoB Office of Student Services at 740.593.2042.

CoB Freshman Drop Policy

At the end of their second consecutive semester, freshmen B.B.A. and B.S.M. candidates who have earned a cumulative GPA that is below 2.5 will be dropped from the College of Business. Those with a cumulative GPA above 2.0 should meet with an academic advisor in the CoB Office of Student Services for assistance with choosing another academic college at Ohio University. Students who are required to leave the College of Business as result of this policy may apply for re-admission to the College of Business when their cumulative GPA has been raised to at least 2.5. It should be understood that this interruption could extend a student’s time at Ohio University. Students whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 after two consecutive semesters will not meet the requirements for transfer to another academic college at Ohio University and so will need to leave Ohio University.

Ohio University Probation and Dismissal Policy

Academic Probation

At the close of the semester, the academic record of each enrolled undergraduate student (regardless of student enrollment status) will be reviewed to verify the accumulative GPA. At the time of the review, if you do not have the required 2.0 minimum accumulative GPA, you will be placed on academic probation. To be removed from probation, your accumulative GPA must reach at least a 2.0.

Students with fewer than 90 credit hours earned: If you have fewer than 90 semester credit hours earned and are not removed from probation, you will be continued on probation or academically dismissed. To be continued on probation, you must have either 1) semester GPA at least 2.0 or 2) accumulative GPA equal to or greater than the minimum GPA defined by your hours earned:

 

Total Hours Earned

 

Minimum Accumulative GPA to be Continued on Probation

  0 — 29.99   1.6
  30.00 — 59.99   1.8
  60.00 — 89.99   1.9

If you are on probation and fail both of the criteria described above, you will be academically dismissed.

Students with 90 or more semester credit hours earned: If you are on probation in a given semester and you have 90 or more semester credit hours earned at the end of that semester, you must achieve a 2.0 accumulative GPA to avoid academic dismissal.

Retaking a Core Business Course (for B.B.A. candidates)

You will be limited to three attempts (two retakes) at the College’s core courses. If you have made three unsuccessful attempts at a required core course, you will be notified that you have been dropped from the College.

Core courses include ACCT 1010  and 1020 ; BA 1100  , and MGT 4800J ; BUSL 2550 ; FIN 2400 ; MGT 2100 ; MIS 2010 , QBA 3710 , MIS 2020  ; MKT 2400 ; MGT 3200 ; and QBA 2010 .

Retaking a Course in the Cluster (for B.B.A. and B.S.M. candidates)

FIN 2400 , MGT 2100 , MIS 2020 , and MKT 2400  must be taken in a 12-credit cluster during the late sophomore/early junior year (see recommended course sequence). Students failing one course in the cluster will be required to retake the course in a stand-alone or other equivalent form. Students failing more than one course in the cluster will be required to retake the entire cluster.

If you need to retake a core course that is part of a cluster, go to the College’s Office of Student Services in Copeland Hall 214 to obtain permission to get into the appropriate course(s).

Admissions Information


Freshman Enrollment Policy

Freshmen will be admitted to the College on a selective basis. Successful candidates are generally in the top 20 percent of their high school classes, with a strong college preparatory curriculum. They are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.

Students indicating an interest in the B.B.A. degree who do not meet the requirements for direct admission (as described above), will be admitted to the University College as “Undecided Business” and will be admitted to the College of Business and the B.B.A. program only after completing the requirements for transfer described in the following “Transfer” section (below).

Students indicating an interest in the Sport Management major, which leads to a B.S.M. degree, who do not meet the requirements for direct admission that are described above, will be admitted to the University College as a “Pre-Sport Management Major” and will be admitted to the Sport Management major only after having completing the requirements for transfer described in the following “Transfer” section (below).

Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the CoB Office of Student Services as early as possible. A student must be enrolled in the College before his/her senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. A student must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree and major courses at Ohio University.

Transferring into the College of Business from within Ohio University

The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business for the purpose of earning a B.B.A. degree and B.S.M. degrees. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary to meet enrollment limits. 

These are the conditions under which students may transfer into the College of Business:

  1. The applicant’s cumulative GPA is no less than 2.75 on at least twenty semester or thirty quarter hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The applicant has successfully completed the equivalent of the following Ohio University pre-requisite courses:
      or  
    MATH 1350 - Survey of Calculus  (NOTE: Sport Management majors may substitute MATH 1200  )
      (NOTE: International Students who take OPIE coursework will substitute ENG 1610 )

NOTE: Current Ohio University students who have not completed the coursework listed above may be directly admissible to the College of Business without the three courses listed above if they have achieved an ACT score of >=24 or an SAT score >=1090 and they have earned a high school GPA of at least 3.0 and they have achieved a cumulative Ohio University GPA of at least 2.75 on no fewer than 25 academic credit hours. 

3. International Students transferring from within Ohio University must provide evidence that they meet the College of Business English proficiency requirements by completing the following additional requirements:

Successful completion of two courses that demonstrate ability to read and write at the collegiate level. Coursework in the following disciplines have been accepted in the past: Psychology (excluding statistic courses), History, Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology. These course must have been completed at a college or university at which English is the language of instruction.

AND one of the following:

  • A paper-based TOEFL score of at least 525 (50+ on composition).
  • A grade of no less than “A-” in OPIE D970 - OPIE 8-Hour Bridge A
  • A grade of no less than “C” in OPIE D970 and a grade of no less than “B-” in OPIE D980

The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary to meet enrollment limits.

First year OHIO students may apply only during the month of April. Online applications for freshmen are available from April 1-30 at http://www.cob.ohiou.edu/transferapplication. The College of Business admissions committee reviews applications after grades are available at the close of spring semester. All applicants will be notified of the final transfer decision by mail around July 1. The CoB reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary to meet enrollment limits.

Sophomore and junior OHIO students may apply any semester using a Transfer Application Form that can be picked up at Copeland Hall 214 during the term in which they are completing the prerequisite courses listed above. Final transfer decisions will be made each semester, soon after grades are available for that term. The CoB reserves the right to limit transfer admission as necessary.

Residency Requirement: You must be enrolled in the CoB before your senior year to allow for the CoB 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University. 

Transferring Into a College of Business Program From Outside Ohio University

Admission to the College of Business from an educational institution outside of Ohio University is selective. Application is made through Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have completed courses equivalent to each of the following three courses: ECON 1030 , MATH 1350 , and ENG 1510  or ENG 1610 . They must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from the transferring institution. In addition to the above, international students must provide documentation that confirms they have achieved a paper-based TOEFL score of at least 525 (no sub-score below 52) or an Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL of at least 80 (no sub-score below 17). The College of Business limits transfer credit for required business courses to those courses it offers. Other transfer credit will be evaluated as business or non-business electives. Ohio University requires that at least 50% of coursework for a major, minor, or certificate must be completed at Ohio University.

Special Opportunities

Business Honors Program

The Business Honors Program at Ohio University is specially designed for academic-achievement-oriented students with a unique, demanding, engaged, and applied learning experience. Join us at freshmen level for four academically rewarding years with in-depth learning, real-world experience, and much more. As part of the CoB Honors Program, you belong to a highly selective group of students who have access to smaller classes, scholarship opportunities, mentorship opportunities, real-life consulting projects, and one-on-one interaction with top business faculty. For additional information, contact Dr. Hala Annabi at: annabi@ohio.edu.

Select Leadership Development Program

Using Leveraging Principle-Centered Leadership practices and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Select leaders strive for continuous personal and professional development. The program provides students with the opportunity to work on leadership skill development through weekly group meetings, seminars, and executive engagement sessions, during which professionals meet with small groups of select leaders and discuss leadership case studies, problem solving skills, and professionalism. In all sessions, student leaders come prepared with questions and open minds that fuel the sessions. Through the action teams (e.g., service, marketing, professional relations), select leaders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and initiate projects to improve the program as it continues to evolve in the future. For additional information, contact Tim Reynolds, Director, Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership at: reynolt@ohio.edu.

Honorary and Professional Organizations

The College of Business seeks to improve the quality of its programs and provide educational development opportunities for its students through its honorary and professional organizations.

Beta Gama Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholarship society founded in 1913 to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business administration, has an active chapter at Ohio University.

Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national accounting honorary that elects its members on the basis of scholastic achievement in accountancy courses.

Professional Organizations
Students also are encouraged to participate in student professional organizations, including AIESEC (international business), Alpha Kappa Psi (a professional business fraternity), Alpha Upsilon chapter of Delta Sigma Pi (a professional business fraternity), Phi Alpha Delta (a national prelaw fraternity), Phi Gamma Nu (a professional business fraternity), Gamma Iota Sigma (an insurance fraternity), the Accounting Club, the American Marketing Association, the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Black Student Business Caucus, Christian Business Leaders, COB Connect (alumni relations), the Financial Management Association, the International Business Society, the Ohio Management Group, the Ohio University Consulting Group, X-Sell (professional sales), Women in Business, Women in Information Systems, and Sigma Alpha Mu (professional sport management fraternity).

Internships and Career Management

At least one internship is required for all College of Business majors. Multiple internships are encouraged.

Four options are available:

1) Approved work experience

2) Global Consulting Program

3) Ohio International Consulting Program

4) MGT 3730 “Small Business Consulting”

 

The College of Business Office of Career Management works in partnership with the Office of Career and Leadership Development to assist students in securing practical experience during their college careers. College of Business faculty and staff members encourage organizations to interview students on campus and work in partnership with the Office of Career Management to refer resumes to interested employers and participate in on-campus recruiting events. Many companies seeking interns or offering full-time positions partner with the college. Company representatives offer professional development seminars and workshops, and participate in class projects and student organization programs.

A small sampling of participating companies includes: PwC, Cardinal Health, JP Morgan Chase, Deloitte &Touche, LLP, Northwestern Mutual, Nationwide Insurance, KPMG LLP EY (Ernst & Young), Paychex, Cohen & Company, Marathon Petroleum Co., Alliance Data, J.M. Smucker Co., Hyland Software, Ameriprise Financial Services, Crowe Horwath, LLP, Key Bank, Plante & Morgan, PLCC, PNC, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Merrill Lynch, TQL, EMC, IGS Energy, SS&G, Inc., Sherwin-Williams, Whirlpool Corp., American Greetings, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Schneider Downs & Co., and more.

Employer interest in our students and participation in multiple career and internship fairs continues to grow.

Professional Development Checklist

College of Business students are expected to be actively involved in their own professional development during each year at Ohio University. The following goals will be actively encouraged for each student:

Freshman Year

  • In order to maximize your internship/employment options, work diligently to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Enroll in BA 1000 to begin work on your personal assessments, résumé, and register with Bobcat CareerLink
  • Familiarize yourself with the CoB Office Career Management and the O.U. Career/Leadership Development Center
  • Join at least one CoB student organization related to your major or business interest; become actively involved
  • Begin your professional network with Peer Mentors, student organization activity, and targeted faculty interaction
  • Look for a summer job or internship that will help you develop business-related skills and attributes

Sophomore Year

  • In order to maximize your internship/employment options, work diligently to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Enroll in BA 2000 to begin implementing your Career Management Strategies
  • Understand internship options: 1) Work-Experience, 2) GCP, 3) OICP, 4) MGT 3730 “Entrep. Bus. Consulting”
  • Update your résumé, adding your summer job experiences and any other new information
  • Upload your résumé for approval in Bobcat CareerLink
  • Actively seek an internship six to nine months in advance
  • Discuss internship plans with your department Placement Champion(s)
  • Participate in the Career & Internship Fairs, as well as on-campus Employer Information Sessions
  • Seek a leadership position in your student organization

Junior Year

  • In order to maximize your internship/employment options, work diligently to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Update your résumé with your summer internship and upload to Bobcat CareerLink
  • Participate in the Career & Internship Fairs, as well as on-campus Employer Information Sessions
  • Build your professional network database
  • Actively seek an internship six to nine months in advance
  • Discuss internship plans with your department Placement Champion(s)
  • Access Bobcat CareerLink frequently; report on-campus interviews, offers and placement
  • If you are considering graduate or professional school, begin exploring programs

Senior Year

  • In order to maximize your internship/employment options, work diligently to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Start researching companies for which you’d like to work
  • Participate in the Career & Internship Fairs, as well as on-campus Employer Information Sessions
  • Access Bobcat CareerLink frequently; report on-campus interview, offers and placement
  • Give your résumé to everyone who can assist you
  • Report your full-time job or post-graduate plans to the CoB Office of Career Management

International Experiences

The CoB Center for International Business Education and Development offers several international experience opportunities for students in the College of Business:

The Global Consulting Program offers programs in multiple locations, including Dijon, France; Thessaloniki, Greece; Ancona, Italy; Pécs, Hungary; Wuhan, China; Aalborg, Denmark; Pau, France; Barcelona, Spain; Bahia Blanca, Argentina; and Botswana. Students in these programs earn nine credit hours from various courses in business. Highlights include consulting projects with area firms and the opportunity to experience local cultures. For more information visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp

The OHIO International Consulting Program provides students with significant hands-on experience that enables them to integrate theoretical and practical training in the process of analyzing and solving a significant business problem. Working with companies like Honda, Smuckers, Cardinal Health, Rocky, and Preformed Line Products. For more information visit: www.cob.edu/oicp

For a complete list of options, visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/cibed

Other international experiences are also available through the following Ohio University Offices:
Office of Global Opportunities, visit: www.ohio.edu/goglobal/
Global Leadership Community, visit: www.ohio.edu/glc

Advisory Committees

The Executive Advisory Board of the College of Business, the formal external arm of the college, serves as a representative of the business community at large. The board is a group of professionals, managers, and executives who review and advise the college on activities necessary to accomplish college missions, from the perspective of the business community. The board meets with the dean, faculty, and students twice a year to give advice on college programs. Members are often on campus to speak to student organizations or classes and to participate in special college programs. The board is extremely helpful to the college’s continuing efforts to maintain excellence in education for future business leaders.

The Society of Alumni and Friends of the College of Business, made up of graduates, friends, and former students of the college, functions as the alumni relations arm of the college. Since 1982, this society has provided innovative and meaningful alumni involvement in sponsorship, planning and support, alumni awards, recruitment, etc. The 12-member board of directors of the society formally meets on the Athens campus twice a year and initiates yearly alumni receptions in many other cities.

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