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Do you want to start your own business? Work for a Fortune 500 Company? Serve in a non-profit, church, or missionary organization? Analyze numbers, create exciting marketing plans, or manage people? Whatever your passion, we believe that business is a calling. The business world needs people who are well-trained, engaged in ongoing learning, have a global outlook, and have a strong ethical character. Business plays an influential role in society, and Bethel College seeks to make an impact in the world through its business students.
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.
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.
The Business Department offers several degrees that provide the educational foundation and develop the skills needed to be successful in today’s world.
"Bethel's Business Programs and faculty provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a professional setting. The faculty created an environment to help me build confidence and develop as an individual, which made for a much smoother transition into my career."
Jared Moxness, Tax Staff
“There is not a business program in the world that can fully prepare students for the specific needs of every industry, company or role. However, the Bethel College Business program offered me the next best thing. I graduated with an in depth understanding of core business principles and most notably, the importance of business ethics. I have and will continue to apply those principles learned throughout my career and expect continued growth and success.”
McKensey Oberthaler, Rx Marketing, Sales Coordinator
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Aaron Schavey has his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics (George Mason University) and his B.A. in Economics and Religion (Grove City College).
He has association memberships in the American Economic Association, the Foundation of Economic Education Faculty Network, and the Values and Capitalism Faculty Network.
Bradley Smith has his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, and his M.S. in economics from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
He has association memberships in the National Association of Business Economist, the American Economic Association, and the Christian Business Faculty Association.
His research interests are in the areas of the business cycle and the auto industry.
Lori Gidman-Stutzman has her Ed. D. degree in organizational leadership and an M.A. advanced leadership studies (Indiana Wesleyan University), an M.S. in organizational management (Roberts Wesleyan College), and a B.A. in commerce and French (University of Toronto).
She has association memberships in the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) – Michiana Chapter. In 2010, she was a speaker at the Midwest Scholars Conference.
Dawn Goellner has represented U.S. business abroad as attaché in Mexico and Venezuela. She has her M.B.A. from Syracuse University (New York) and her M.A. from the University of Nebraska.
Goellner has considerable experience teaching English, marketing and management.
Peggy Jarusewic has an M.S. in business administration with concentration in accounting and her B.S. in business administration, from Indiana University of South Bend. She previously served as the chair of Bethel’s Department of Business and was Teacher of the Year in 1999-2000 school year. She is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association.