Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1048
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,606
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    574
  • University Selectivity
    71%
  • University Yield
    32%
  • Job Offers
    62%
  • Average Salary
    $47,807
  • Top Industry
    Manufacturing
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1936
  • Program Length
    Two Year
Contact Information
1001 E. Wooster St.
371 Business Administration
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, United States
Website
405x225

College of Business

BGSU’s College of Business goes beyond “business as usual.” Innovation, experiential learning and interactive teaching are core descriptions of the College. Our undergraduate curriculum emphasizes unique Applied Business Experience lab courses, a capstone course immersing students into real business problems, an integrated first-year business experience and co-curricular activities, such as internships and nationally-recognized student organizations. BGSU is a leader among graduate business programs, recognized for a curriculum that advances business professionals in a global marketplace.

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Our school's business program is truly customizable. For me, studying abroad in France was really important, as well as being able to graduate on time. BGSU has a program that partners with a French University, allowing me to earn a degree from that university in France and my degree from Bowling Green. The University also offers an incredible amount of opportunities to get involved. Doing so gives you close ties to the other students, even with the large amount of students on campus. The involvement also allows closer relationships with professors and allows students to graduate with a very strong network between professors, fellow students, and professionals they've met that are continuously attending campus sponsored events.

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About Bowling Green State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
71% Bowling Green State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Secondary school record
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 870
  • Min. ACT 18
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
15707% 15,707
71% 71
32% 32
71% School Selectivity
32% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT preferred
  • SAT accepted
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
377% 377
94% 94
94% 94
94% Program Selectivity
94% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements Successful completion of at least 12 BGSU credit hours that count toward the BGSU degree and minimum 2.5 BGSU cumulative GPA and current enrollment or completion with a letter grade of C or better in Calculus (MATH 1260 or 1310, or both 1340 and 1350).
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Manufacturing 23%
Top Industry
  • Other 11%
  • Petroleum/Energy 11%
  • Financial Services 9%
Marathon Petroleum Company 5
Top Employer
  • Sherwin Williams 4
  • Target 3
  • CACI International 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
62% College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
37% 37
62% 61.74527272727272
37% Receive Offers
28% 28
59% 59.252482758620694
28% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
25% 25
16% 15.83261363636364
25% Receive Offers
28% 28
17% 16.796475409836066
28% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
19% 19
9% 9.05625
19% Receive Offers
20% 20
9% 9.484761904761905
20% Accept Offers
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
20% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
40% 40
Data not provided
General Management
6% 6
Data not provided
Human Resources
3% 3
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
3% 3
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
14% 14
Data not provided
Operations/Production
14% 14
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
14% 14
Data not provided
Other
6% 6
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
14% 14
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
12% 12
Data not provided
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
9% 9
Data not provided
Government/Education
3% 3
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
11% 11
Data not provided
Manufacturing
23% 23
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
11% 11
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology/Science
6% 6
Data not provided
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
11% 11
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. South
11% 11
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
80% 80
Data not provided
U.S. West
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Marathon Petroleum Company 15
  • Disney Worldwide Services 10
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle System 10
  • CACI International, Inc. 6
  • Principle Business Enterprises 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 89
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 254
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 849
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Identify and secure co-ops, internships, and full-time employment; Exploring and determining options available within each major; Career options, exploration and planning; Graduate school planning and searching; Writing- resumes, letters of introduction, professional dialogue; Mock interviews; Course presentations on various career and industry-related topics; Invite employers to campus for interviewing, spotlight sessions, recruiting; Telephone and speaking skill development; Special events

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$18,682
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,606
  • Fees $1,494
  • Expenses $6,582
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$25,990
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $17,914
  • Fees $1,494
  • Expenses $6,582
60% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 18% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 4%
  • Merit 96%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa
Scholarships
$5,018,501
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$5,722,304
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
39% 36
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
66% 38
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
16 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Other
  • Individualized Business
More Information
Business Program Classes
17% Less than 20 Students 4% More than 50 Students
79% 21 to 50 students
38 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • ECON 2040 Economics for Social Studies Teachers
  • Program length Two Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BS/Business Administration
  • BS/Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
92% 92
55% 55
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Janet Hartley

    Operations Management

  • Dr. Mary Ellen Benedict

    Labor Economics

  • Dr. Sung Bae

    Corporate diversification and governance, corporate dividend policies, new equity offerings

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Opportunities are available to all students in all specializations.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The CBA has a summer exchange program with AUDENCIA Nantes- Ecole de Management in France. There is also a dual degree exchange program with Ecole de Management Strasbourg, France where students earn a degree from BGSU as well as a BA in European Management from EMS Strasbourg. Also available to students are study abroad programs with Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, University of Macau, China and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The University promotes service learning through the Office of Service Learning. Several courses at the University and within the CBA have service projects as part of the curriculum. Service learning is promoted through CBA student organizations as well.

Students

14% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 26% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1140 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Other
9% 9
African American
7% 7
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
96%
1%
0%
0%
3%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
91% 91
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
9% 9
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
21 Average age of full-time students
70% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
43% 43
69% 69

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 29,074
Alumni Donations
$365 Average Gift $25,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Bill Ingram

    CEO, White Castle System, Inc.

  • Joe Fisch

    CEO, US Beverage

  • Paul Hooker

    Former CEO, SFERRA