The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs focuses on teaching excellence and student outcomes.
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.
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.
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 of information systems
- Nonprofit management
- Project management
- Supply chain management
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.
Guidelines to complete an economic major
The economic major can be completed in three years by dedicated and ambitious students.
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.
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.
Guidelines to complete a marketing major
The marketing major can be completed in three years by dedicated and ambitious students.
The Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship, a full-tuition award plus a paid graduate assistantship, is awarded annually.
“I’m enjoying Corporate Strategy taught by Gary Schiefer, because it’s giving me the ins and outs to prepare myself for the business world,”