Faculty Spotlight

Faculty
Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty as a professional instructor in business management. She spent 25 years... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an associate professor of business management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Staff
Tina Lillo joined Ashland University in the fall of 2012 bringing over 20 years administrative experience to the College of Business & Economics. Previous experience... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Debra Westerfelt is an associate professor of business management in the Dauch College of Business & Economics. Dr. Westerfelt earned a Bachelor of Science... Read more
Faculty
Joan Berry Kalamas, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), joined the Ashland University faculty as a professional instructor in business management. She spent 25 years... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more
Faculty
Dr. Steven Pool is a professor of management at Ashland University since 1986. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs specializing in strategic planning,... Read more

Careers in Business Administration

Average Career Salary

$66,975

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

Overall employment for graduates with a Business Administration major is projected
to grow by 15 percent over the next ten years. 

Recent employers of our Business Administration graduates include: 

• Arco
• AT&T Company
• Gorman Rupp
• MBNA America
• Ross Laboratories
• Rubbermaid, Inc.
• State Auditor’s Office
• Wayne Steel Corporation

Contact Information

Business Administration

Dr. Steve Pool, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

spool@ashland.edu
419.289.5932

Creative problem solving with business and non-business experience and expertise

Are you a creative problem solver? A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ashland University might be for you.

Today's global economy is complex and volatile, and people in business need to be able to think on their feet and find creative solutions to unexpected problems. Perhaps the price of a resource you need for your business suddenly spikes. Perhaps your business grows at an unexpected rate, and you need to find new employees with specialized skills quickly. Perhaps a political crisis in a country where you do business causes serious problems for your bottom line. The kind of creative decision making that you'll need to handle these crises is what you'll learn as a Business Administration major.

As a Business Administration major, you’ll learn how to run many different interrelated aspects of a company—finance, employee relations, marketing, data management and more. You'll learn how the different areas of a business function together, and how to make all these areas run together as smoothly as possible, even when unexpected problems come out of nowhere.   Read More...

Career Opportunities:

Agents and Business Managers
• Corporate Trainer
• Human Resource Manager
• Job Analyst
• Recruiting Specialist Supervisors
• Strategic Planner

Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.

  • Randa Mast '14
    In my time as a business student at Ashland, I have never been more sure I am going in the right direction with my life because of the help of faculty and time spent at my internship and in classes.
  • Candice McDermott '14
    I am working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a music minor. The faculty in Dauch are both encouraging and knowledgeable in their subject matter, and they have made my time in their courses pleasant and engaging.