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Business Administration

Business Administration DEPARTMENT

Dr. Robert Stoll, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

2013-2014 Academic Year

2014-2015 Academic Year

2015-2016 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year

2017-2018 Academic Year

2018-2019 Academic Year

Joan Berry Kalamas
Professional Instructor of Management
244, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.207.5568 /
Dr. Debra Westerfelt
Associate Professor of Management
206, Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
419.289.5692 /

Business Administration Program
Finding Your Path as a Business Leader

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

The Business Administration program at Ashland University is the largest program on campus, focusing on core functions to provide you with the tools and practical experience to develop the analytical, communication, and creative problem-solving skills that employers are seeking.

What to Expect in the Business Administration Program

Today’s global economy is complex and volatile, and business professionals need to be able to think on their feet and find creative solutions to solve unexpected problems. As a business administration major, you’ll learn how to run many different interrelated aspects of a company—from finance, employee relations, marketing, data management, and more. You’ll learn how these different areas of business function together, and how to make all these areas run together as smoothly as possible.

Business Administration Program Benefits

In this program, you will:

  • Develop communication and critical thinking skills to become an effective business leader
  • Gain a detailed understanding of a variety of business functions
  • Learn in small class sizes with individualized attention
  • Benefit from a passionate, dedicated faculty determined to help you succeed

Student Involvement

Business Administration Career Outlook

Average Career Salary


Anticipated Career Growth

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

Career Opportunities

  • Agent or Business Manager
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Job Analyst
  • Recruiting Specialist Supervisor
  • Strategic Planner

Recent Employers of Business Administration Graduates

  • ARCO
  • Gorman Rupp
  • MBNA America
  • Ross Laboratories
  • Rubbermaid Inc.
  • State Auditor’s Office
  • Wayne Steel Corporation

Honors Program

Honors Program