Launch your distinctive business career.
Engage with a business department that provides comprehensive knowledge in the field, using case analysis and real-world examples in conjunction with a strong liberal arts focus. Earn a degree that prepares you for entry-level business positions as well as graduate education.
Bethany’s business department offers majors in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing, as well as a dual major in computer science and marketing. Courses emphasize a wide range of business concepts—taught with a focus on ethics, sustainability, societal impacts, and the environment—as well as resume-building experiences like managing the $1 million McCann Family Student Investment portfolio.
Our graduates are employed at many companies and firms across the country, including PNC Bank, Dell Technologies, Ernst & Young, Hertz, and Rolls-Royce.
Areas of Study
- Accounting (Major, Minor)
- Finance (Major, Minor)
- International Business (Major)
- Accounting and Computer Science (Dual Major)
- Management (Major, Minor)
- Marketing (Major, Minor)
- Entrepreneurship (Minor)
- Esport Gaming Management (Minor)
Careers in Business
- Advertising Manager
- Auditing Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Chief Financial Officer
- Digital Marketing Specialist
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Analyst
- Human Resources Specialist
- Insurance Sales Agent
- Investment Banker
- Investment Analyst
- Loan Officer
- Logistics Manager
- Market Research Analyst
- Marketing Manager
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Product Manager
- Project Manager
- Public Relations Specialist
- Research Analyst
Business Management/Sports Management double major |2019
Lead Hitting and Infield Development Coach at Diesel Sports Complex and
Steel City Select AAU baseball programs
“I graduated with a Sports Management and Business Management double major from Bethany in 2019. Those degrees led me to an opportunity get my master’s degree in Business Administration. From there, that opportunity has led me to various internships with the Washington Wildthings and Pittsburgh Pirates. I am currently interning with Sports Info Solutions as a Scout and working as a Lead Hitting and Infield Development Coach at Diesel Sports Complex and Steel City Select AAU baseball program. My Bethany degree was only the start of my journey and I truly believe I would not be where I am today without the opportunities Bethany gave me.”
Business | 2022
Entry level accounting position to be determined
“Bethany College allowed me to grow into the person I once dreamt about. I have made relationships that will last a lifetime.The Business Department helped me grow into a professional that is well represented in the business world. I will be forever thankful for my experience at Bethany.”
Meet the Faculty
Theodore Pauls Ed.D.
Chair; Associate Professor
Professor of Business and Finance
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
B.Com., Goenka College of Commerce & Business Administration (Affiliated with the University of Calcutta), India
Associate Professor of Business
M.B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University
B.S., Miami University of Ohio
Assistant Professor of Accounting
W. Andy Fletcher
Visiting Assistant Professor of Business
Take business classes that provide a comprehensive knowledge of business concepts and challenge you to grow as a professional. At Bethany, you’ll find a curriculum that distinctively prepares you for a successful business career.
Your courses may include:
- BUSI 101 Personal Finance
Explores practical and realistic models and methods to manage personal finance effectively, including buying and selling a house, balancing a checkbook, budgeting, negotiating, investing, insurance issues, financial planning, valuing stocks and bonds, investing for retirement, and buying insurance for property and person.
- BUSI 310 Principles of Marketing
Covers the fundamental concepts that help improve marketing decision-making. Students are introduced to the language of marketing, the concepts of marketing strategy, the concepts of product development, the psychology of consumer behavior, the mix of intermediate channel members, and the role of promotion and pricing.
- BUS 311 Principles of Management
Studies the general principles of the management field, which includes planning, organizing, leading, innovating, and controlling organizational efforts. It also examines the role of ethics and the role of management within the broader social context.
- BUSI 332 Business Law
Introduces the nature and development of common law and of the Uniform Commercial Code. Included is the study of contract law, business aspects of criminal law, ethical aspects of legal issues, and issues related to partnerships and corporations.
- BUSI 345 Intercultural Communication
Focuses on communication among individuals from divergent cultures. The processes by which perceptions are created, expressed, and influence interpersonal relationships are examined. Emphasis is on identifying and controlling the roles that culture plays within a wide range of communication contexts.
Completing an internship as a business major allows you to practice key skills in time management, accountability, leadership, team collaboration, and more. Internship experiences can also foster great exploration of the field, since there are a wide variety of career paths to consider.
Curious what types of internships are out there for business majors? Check out some examples.
- Business Consulting Intern
- Business Development Intern
- Business Management Intern
- Corporate Finance Intern
- Digital Marketing Intern
- Event Planning/Management Intern
- Financial Advisor Intern
- Human Resources Intern
- Insurance Specialist Intern
- Management Consulting Intern
- Nonprofit Development Intern
- Product Marketing Intern
- Retail Banking Intern
- Sales and Marketing Intern
- Sports Management Intern
- Statistical Analysis Intern