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Engaging with Business

Business Skills for Non-Business Majors

No matter your major, chances are that when you graduate, you’ll go to work for a business.  Even if you’re looking at other types of work such as government or non-profits, keep in mind that all organizations have to worry about things like customers, revenues, expenses, competition, budgets, supervision, marketing, operations, and other critical concepts from the business world.

Engaging with Business (EWB) is a program delivered by UD business faculty, who teach you the business foundations that can give you a leg up after graduation.  If you understand the challenges, problems, processes, and basic vocabulary of business, then you give prospective employers one more reason to hire you.

The 2020 EWB Program

The EWB program is an intensive one-week experience that runs from August xx through August xx.  During that week, you’ll learn the essentials of:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • marketing
  • operations
  • entrepreneurship
  • management
  • information systems

Plus, EWB includes workshops with UD’s Career Services professionals to learn about resume preparation, interviewing skills, and using social media in your job search.  You’ll also take field trips and hear from business leaders to learn how to effectively set yourself apart during the job search process.  Click here to see the tentative schedule.

Other EWB Features
  • Early Move-in to Campus Housing: You’ll live in your assigned UD housing for the fall semester; move-in for EWB students is August 12. If you won’t live on campus in the fall, we’ll provide you with housing for that week.
  • Academic Transcripts: Your completion of EWB appears on your academic transcript. 
  • Program Materials: All materials you need for the EWB program are provided to you.
  • Meals: EWB provides you with a light breakfast and lunch during program days.  EWB concludes with a special dinner.
  • Field Trip Transportation: EWB students will spend a day visiting different types of business settings.  Transportation to and from campus is included.
Program Cost

Engaging with Business costs $2750, with everything included.

Other Important Information

Register Online:  Complete the registration application to get the process started.

Application Deadline:  Submit your application not later than June 30. 

Deposit and Payment: All payments are made to the UD Bursar (Student Accounts).  Because we start to incur costs preparing the program when you register, students who cancel after July 15 will be charged $200.  If we cancel the program for some reason, nothing will be charged.

Still Have Questions?

Contact Pete Wagner, Engaging with Business Program Director.  Email him at, or phone him at 937-229-2479.

Space is Limited.  Apply today!

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School of Business Administration

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226