Engaging with Business

Signature Experiential Learning Program for the Non-Business Major

Why Engage with Business
  • Most university graduates regardless of major go on to employment in some organization, whether business, government, education, or others. And, ALL organizations share business characteristics including revenue, budgets, customers, competitors, project management, branding, marketing, information systems, management structure, and operations, and all exist in and interact with broader environments such as the economic, legal, and regulatory realms.
  • Entry-level placement and career advancement opportunities are increasingly competitive.  Engaging with Business (EWB) equips the non-business major with tools to gain a leg up on the competition for jobs in any area of expertise.
The Program
  • EWB, Signature Experiential Learning Program for the non-business major, is an intensive 10-day experience to better prepare for transition from college to professional life after college.  EWB provides the matriculating non-business student with awareness of modern business concepts, skills and practices.  EWB imbues the future professional with greater confidence and credibility on entering the job market.  For assured representation to a potential employer, for example in a resume, EWB completion is documented on the student’s transcript.
  • EWB activities include sessions with a wide variety of expert academic and practitioner speakers, on- and off-site, covering a broad range of topical knowledge essential to navigating business environments. Please see the planned schedule.
When is EWB

The upcoming EWB session is scheduled from January 3 through January 12, 2019.

Student Information Sessions

Student information sessions will be held as follows:

  • Sunday, October 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Miriam Hall 207
  • Sunday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Miriam Hall 207
How to Apply for EWB

The eligible applicant must be a non-business major in good standing with at least 30 semester hours completed.  The deadline to submit an application is November 9, 2018. The first ten accepted applicants who then complete the program will receive a $500 program fee rebate.

EWB Cost

EWB is not an academic course; there is no tuition charge.  EWB is an experiential learning program with a $25 application fee and a program fee of $3,000.  Early move-in to spring semester UD housing for UD students is included for the program duration, as are all program printed materials, refreshments and most lunches, field trip transportation, etc.  Participants should bring their laptop to all program meetings.

EWB Dress Code

Business casual wear is required for all program activities.


School of Business Administration

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