Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1151
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $10,380
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,786
  • University Selectivity
    73%
  • University Yield
    28%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $47,640
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1893
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Copeland Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701, United States
Website
405x225

College of Business

OHIO's College of Business gives you an advantage through a unique combination of classroom learning and real-world experiences. When you leave, you'll be ready for the workforce and poised to become one of the next generation of leaders, professionals, and scholars. We summarize our approach in three words: learn, apply, transform. Learn about yourself and your world through meaningful coursework, personalized coaching, and mentoring. Apply your knowledge through real-world experiences; translate concepts from the classroom into real situations. Transform into a high-potential graduate, poised for success and ready to transform yo

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The professors bring unique experiences from their time working in the industry so they are able to incorporate those experiences into the curriculum to better prepare us for the workforce.

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About Ohio University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
73% Ohio 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 1000
  • Min. ACT 21
  • Min. GPA 3.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 24
  • Min. GPA 3.30
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
20765% 20,765
73% 73
28% 28
73% School Selectivity
28% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

HS Counselors must submit the Counselor Information Form and submit with official transcript for high school students. Transfer applicants must have official transcripts sent directly from each college/ university attended. Applicants who have completed fewer than 20 semester or 30 quarter hours of college-level courses at a regionally accredited institution must also submit official high school transcripts or GED results. Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available for international students.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2072% 2,072
66% 66
23% 23
66% Program Selectivity
23% 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 2.75
  • Other transfer requirements Internal transfers must complete pre-calculus, English composition, and economics course and at least 27 credit hours.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 72
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 16%
  • Other 7%
  • Manufacturing 3%
JP Morgan Chase 15
Top Employer
  • KPMG 13
  • Ernst & Young 11
  • Deloitte 10
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
70% 70
62% 61.74527272727272
70% Receive Offers
70% 70
59% 59.252482758620694
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
25% 25
16% 15.83261363636364
25% Receive Offers
25% 25
17% 16.796475409836066
25% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
4% 4
9% 9.05625
4% Receive Offers
4% 4
9% 9.484761904761905
4% Accept Offers
93% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
50% 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
10% 10
$53,455.00
42K 65K
Finance/Accounting
32% 32
$47,721.00
30K 60K
General Management
1% 1
$39,000.00 Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
20% 20
$49,190.00
40K 60K
Marketing/Sales
30% 30
$34,881.00
17K 56K
Operations/Production
1% 1
$42,500.00 Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
$33,500.00
32K 35K
Other
4% 4
$41,500.00
38K 45K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
19% 19
$49,875.00
45K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
8% 8
$43,812.00
25K 56K
Consulting
16% 16
$44,441.00
28K 60K
Financial Services
23% 23
$49,456.00
30K 65K
Government/Education
2% 2
$49,000.00
38K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$44,000.00
35K 50K
Manufacturing
3% 3
$47,500.00
39K 54K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
$30,000.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
8% 8
$20,860.00
17K 24K
Technology/Science
7% 7
$41,857.00
30K 58K
Transportation
4% 4
$35,500.00
30K 45K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
7% 7
$41,750.00
32K 51K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
4% 4
$54,500.00
45K 65K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
12% 12
$46,917.00
24K 60K
U.S. South
4% 4
$40,700.00
21K 51K
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
$32,500.00
20K 48K
U.S. Midwest
75% 75
$44,078.00
17K 60K
U.S. West
2% 2
$44,000.00
35K 53K
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
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Ernst & Young 16
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber 11
  • Deloitte 10
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 9
  • JM Morgan Chase 8
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 13
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 80
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 260
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 850
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
At Ohio University's College of Business, career management is built into the curriculum from freshman year. Some highlights include a a required sophomore career management class that helps students plan and achieve career goals, a four-year career planning checklist, personal assessments to identify strengths and maximize leadership potential, ongoing communication skill building and training, and practical help with resume writing, interviewing, networking, and negotiation.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$21,492
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $10,380
  • Fees $260
  • Expenses $10,852
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,456
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $19,344
  • Fees $260
  • Expenses $10,852
54% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 4% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 17%
  • Merit 83%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.ohio.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
$2,883,500
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$3,459,372
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy Yes
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year 1,000

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
34% 31
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
38% 22
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
10 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Sales
More Information
Business Program Classes
18% Less than 20 Students 5% More than 50 Students
77% 21 to 50 students
22 Average number of students in non-business required electives
25 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Global Sales
  • Strategic Leadership
  • International Markets
  • Personal Finance
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2012
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
80% 80
72% 72
Prominent Faculty
  • J. Michael Geringer

    International Business

  • Tim Reynolds

    Strategic Leadership

  • Luke Pittaway

    Entrepreneurship

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

    The OHIO College of Business is one of an elite group of business schools that require an internship experience for graduation. The Office of Career Management works to connect candidates and companies, conduct information sessions, schedule on-campus interviews, and develop meaningful internship, work study, and co-op opportunities.

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

    During the Global Consulting Program students work in another country for two to four weeks with teammates from the OHIO CoB and foreign universities. They analyze and present recommendations to a foreign client company. In the Cross-Cultural Leadership Immersion Program, students work in another country for six to 10 weeks, with teammates from the OHIO CoB and foreign universities to develop and apply entrepreneurial solutions to strategic business problems for a foreign client company.

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

    With more than 20 active student organizations within the College of Business alone, students have a variety of options for conducting volunteer work and community service. Opportunities range from coat and food drives to VITA tax preparation for international students. College of Business student organizations and programs contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually.

Students

18% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 24% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1220 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
93% 93
Multiethnic
2% 2
Hispanic
2% 2
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
90%
3%
0%
2%
4%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
89% 89
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
11% 11
18 Average age of full-time students
85% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
64% 64
78% 78

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 25,248
Alumni Donations
$212 Average Gift $15,000 Largest Gift

Philip F. Muck

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Keith Wandell

    President & CEO, Harley-Davidson Motor Company USA

  • Walter Bettinger, Jr.

    President & CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation

  • Vincent Byrd

    President and COO, JM Smucker Company