Business degrees at Bethel University in Mishawaka, can set you on a path toward success.

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If you are looking for a career in business or want to learn how to start a business, There has never been a greater need for skilled, ethical, servant leaders than in today’s business world.

A Balanced Business Degree Curriculum
Bethel University’s business program is different than other business schools in Indiana. We believe the profession is a calling and that’s why our faculty go beyond teaching our students simply the technical aspects of operating a business and integrates the Christian faith into all our classes. 
 
We prepare future leaders through a balanced combination of traditional business practices, technology, practical application and innovation. While students have access to current business tools and software, even greater emphasis is placed on thinking critically and analytically.
 
The Department of Business at Bethel offers a well-rounded business college degree and flexibility to incorporate other interests into the major. Your program of study can reflect your individual development and what you want to pursue. 
 
Bethel’s business school offers degrees in:
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Marketing
Inspiring Faculty
Our faculty are key to integrating Bethel’s Christian mission with contemporary business theory and skills. All business faculty bring amazing professional experience into the classroom. They have worked in public accounting, private business organizations, the not-for-profit sector, international business, and public policy. Faculty are able to integrate their real-world backgrounds into the academic environment at Bethel to create a relevant and useful learning experience for students.
 
Student-faculty ratios within the business department are kept low to ensure high levels of engagement and personal attention.
 
Opportunities to Learn and Lead
Bethel students are challenged to schedule an internship during their course of study so that they may test their skills in a practical setting. Additionally, students are encouraged to join an activity club that offers them a chance to serve the community while utilizing their business knowledge.
 

From small companies that cater to specialty markets to Fortune 500 corporations, the Mishawaka/South Bend, Indiana community offers numerous and diverse internship opportunities for Bethel students. The connections made through these internships have served our graduates well.

Bethel students who majored in a degree offered through the business department have found careers in:
  • Public accounting
  • Non-profits
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Business management
  • Human resource management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Public policy
Bethel’s business department offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as:
  • A reading group that reads conservative/free market books that address today’s public policy issues
  • Academic conferences in Washington, D.C.
  • American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, which brings speakers to Bethel’s campus and organizes other events around a public policy issue
  • Financial Planning Club

 

Majors & Minors

CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS

The Business Department offers a well-rounded curriculum and flexibility to incorporate other interests into the business major. Your program of study can reflect your individual development and what you want to pursue.

 
 

Bethel’s Business Department was recognized by Colleges of Distinction as providing programs that invest in student engagement, innovation and critical thinking.

Read full press release on this ranking. 

 
 

Bethel’s Business Department was recognized by College Consensus at No. 13 as a top Christian Online MBA program.

Read full press release on this ranking. 

Faculty and Staff

Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Titles: Dean of Humanities & Social Science, Associate Professor of Economics
Degrees: Ph.D.
M.A.
M.S.
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7232
Aaron Schavey

Aaron Schavey

Titles: Associate Professor of Economics, Chair of Business Department
Degrees: Ph.D.
M.A.
B.A.
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7177
Lori Stutzman

Lori Stutzman

Titles: Assistant Professor of Business
Degrees: Ed.D.
M.A.
M.S.
B.A.
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 574.807.7005

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