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Business Studies

Do you envision yourself as an entrepreneur owning your own business, working your way up in an established business or managing a non-profit organization? At Bluffton, we can provide the steps to make your vision a reality.

In addition to a solid foundation of business courses, Bluffton offers many opportunities for hands-on learning, including internships and student organizations.

Nathan DeWeese was an undecided major when he started at Bluffton University. Today he is a business administration and mathematics double major with a focus on insurance and finance.

Studying one of our business majors will help you develop skills across a wide variety of subjects — economics, accounting, management, marketing and finance. Concentrations within the business administration major range from human resources management to supply chain management.

A degree in business studies at Bluffton will prepare you for more than just a job. You’ll be ready for your career and life.

Bluffton has a strong internship program and strong placement after graduation. Our accounting students and graduates have worked for public accounting firms, non-profit organizations, manufacturers, financial advisors, and local and state government agencies.

Earning your CPA
Ohio requires candidates sitting for the CPA exam to have earned 150 semester hours of academic credit. 

Course requirements

Guidelines to complete a major in accounting
The accounting major can be completed in three years by dedicated and ambitious students.

Courses required in Bluffton’s business administration major will help you develop core skills across a wide variety of business subjects with concentrations based on your interests and career plans.

WE EXPECT that our graduates will serve as leaders and valued team members in their organizations. We create opportunities for you to develop leadership skills and learn to influence teams in helpful ways.


  • Comprehensive business
  • Human resources management
  • International business
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Management
  • Management of information systems
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit management
  • Project management
  • Supply chain management

Course requirements

Guidelines to complete a business management major
The business management major can be completed in three years by dedicated and ambitious students.

The economics program helps students develop an understanding of the economic systems which influence societies. Bluffton’s economic program is centered on the historical, institutional and philosophical economic models that have been the traditional core of economics. Our economics courses focus on analytics and data synthesis. 

Economics graduates from Bluffton are employed as analysts, administrators, researchers, teachers, computer analysts and law professionals.

Major course requirements  
Minor course requirements

Guidelines to complete an economic major

Completion of the Bluffton IT major will allow a student to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam and the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Information about those certifications can be found at the CompTIA website.
The IT major is frequently paired with a minor in graphic design or business administration to enhance the student's career opportunities. 

Course requirements

Guidelines to complete an IT major

While at Bluffton, students conduct research, study consumer behavior, create marketing plans for products and businesses and pitch their ideas to professionals.

Through both on-campus and off-campus experiences, many marketing students choose to supplement their coursework through volunteerism, internships and practicums or even serving in focus groups with local businesses and organizations. Students participate in mock trade shows to sharpen their presentation skills.

Marketing students can add relevant minors in graphic design or communications and still graduate in four years. A marketing concentration is available through the business administration major.

Course requirements

Guidelines to complete a marketing major
The marketing major can be completed in three years by dedicated and ambitious students.

Minors provide an abbreviated business background for students from other departments.

Course requirements >

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Economics
  • Marketing


Theri Phetlhu

Theri Phetlhu ’22

A marketing internship with Toledo software company Double A Solutions provides Theri an opportunity to develop her skills.

Eli Grieser

Eli Grieser ’23

As a business administration and marketing double major, Eli gains business experience through two internships during the fall 2022 semester.

Stacey Chirewa

Stacey Chirewa ’23

A paid internship with big-four accounting firm Ernst & Young will give Stacey hands on experience in different areas of the field.

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