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Discover Business

Explore Your Path in Business

In the School of Business Administration, you may participate in the Discover Business program if you are unsure which area of business is most appropriate for you. The structure of the curriculum is such that the final decision about a specific major need not be made until the junior year.

As a first-year student, you'll participate in a one-credit course in business educational planning where you will learn about the nine majors available in the School of Business Administration. This experience will help you select an appropriate major and provide the necessary framework to help realize academic, professional and extracurricular goals.

99%

are employed, in grad school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation

$54,217

average starting salary for business majors

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A High-Quality Education

  • Experiential Learning
  • Flyer Pitch
  • Study Abroad and Global Learning
  • Real World. Right Now.

    Business majors have a variety of opportunities to gain real-world experience and enrich their classroom instruction. Several real-world competitions that are only available to marketing students — and offer world-class experiences along with prize money and transferable job skills. Students can also hone their skills and gain applied knowledge through internships and co-ops. Networking opportunities allow students to make connections and learn more about their future career.

    Just Pitch It

    Held annually, the Flyer Pitch competition is one of the largest collegiate-level business plan contests in the nation. Its three events - elevator pitch, cameo round and final round - award more than $70,000 in cash prizes and $50,000 in in-kind prizes. More than 36 new ventures have been launched as a result of the competition, and they have raised $171 million in capital.

    Explore Flyer Pitch

    Step out of the Classroom. And Head to, Say, Shanghai.

    Technology has made our world increasingly more connected, and the economy has become more global than any time in history. All international business management majors participate in an international experience, and we offer several study abroad programs, including a full slate of summer study programs.

    Explore Study Abroad
    DESIGN YOUR ACADEMIC PATH

    Double Major

    Choose a second or even third major! You can personalize your academic path to support your goals and interests. You may choose more than one business major or even a business major with a complementary non-business major, as long as you meet the specific requirements to enter the major.

    BWISE

    To really excel as a business professional, you’ll need to gain additional business wisdom outside the classroom. That's where BWISE comes in.

    Minors

    Minors allow you to tailor your academic path to support your unique interests and goals. We offer a variety of minors from virtually all areas of business that are available to any University of Dayton undergraduate student. School of Business Administration students also may elect to choose a non-business minor.

    Bachelor's Plus Master's

    The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

    Career Outcomes

    At our School of Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to combine the classroom and business world together in a way that allows you to further sharpen your skills. It’s a key reason why employers love hiring our students—they can hit the ground running.

    Academic and Career Advising

    Want to pursue a double major or a minor? To use your business skills for humanitarian purposes? To gain real-world experience through an internship or cooperative education? Your dedicated success adviser will help you develop - and complete - your plan.

    CONTACT

    Department of Management and Marketing

    Miriam Hall, Room 710
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2271
    937-229-3745
    Email

    AACSB Accredited

    Our accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.