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Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welcome

As a Catholic, Marianist business school, our mission is to prepare students to be business leaders with the ability to employ business knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with Catholic and Marianist values for the benefit of all stakeholders.  Our curricula and co-curricular activities rely strongly on the UD approach to experiential learning.

Experiential Learning - Blending of Theory and Practice

UD experiential learning advances active learning and reflective practice focused on real human problems and needs, enabling students to: (1) cultivate their gifts and skills; (2) appreciate the interdependence of self and community; and (3) discover higher purposes for life, learning and work. This engagement with practice occurs inside and outside the classroom, on-campus and off-campus, as an individual and as part of a team. Opportunities for blending of theory and practice occur in every major throughout the entirety of each of our business programs.


We provide many distinctive experiential opportunities. Here are a few possibilities:

  • As part of a team, manage a multi-million dollar investment portfolio
  • Be the CEO or other officer of a student-run business that grosses over $1 million annually
  • Collect and analyze data to make marketing recommendations to Fortune 500 and other companies
  • Act as consultant to an organization in need of new business processes
  • Be an entrepreneur and start your own business with a startup fund of tens of thousands of dollars

This list could go on and on, but the bottom line is the outcome: Practical wisdom gained here is a major differentiator for our graduates.

I extend an invitation to potential students, employers, alumni, businesses and associations to engage with us in this great learning experience.

John Mittelstaedt
Dean and Professor
School of Business Administration


School of Business Administration

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226
School of Business Administration