Special Programs and Student Activities

College of Business Administration

Education abroad
The College of Business Administration has an exchange program with AUDENCIA Nantes Ecole de Management in France where students from BGSU participate in a summer program in AUDENCIA, which includes spending several days visiting European Union institutions in Brussels, Belgium and students from AUDENCIA attend BGSU during the academic year.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a dual degree exchange program with Ecole de Management Strasbourg, France and culminating in the participating students from both Universities earning their BS in Business Administration from BGSU and BA in European Management from EMS Strasbourg. This program also requires the successful completion of an approved internship with a company either in the U.S. or in Europe.

Also available to BGSU students is a semester long study abroad programs with Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Ecole de Management Strasbourg, France and University of Macau, China. In each of these programs BGSU students carry a full load of classes toward graduation while learning about local culture and businesses.

For additional information, contact Tim Chambers, Undergraduate Student Development, 253 Business Administration (419-372-2747), or see www.bgsu.edu/business.html.

Internships and cooperative education
Opportunities for business administration students to gain practical experience in a work setting are provided through internships and cooperative education (see Cooperative education programs). Students in all programs are encouraged to participate, and may receive credit if taken in conjunction with an internship course. For further information, contact the Business Career Accelerator, 264 Business Administration, 419-372-2356 or Undergraduate Student Development, 253 Business Administration, 419-372-2747

Student organizations
College of Business Administration students participate in a variety of college, department, program, and university student organizations. Approximately 20 student organizations in the college provide development, service, and social activities for business, economics, and other students. For more information, contact Undergraduate Student Development, 253 Business Administration (419-372-2747), or department and program offices in the college or see www.bgsu.edu/business.html.

Student recognition
Students of outstanding achievement in business and management may be recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society. The purposes of Beta Gamma Sigma are to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations.

Students are also recognized for their outstanding achievements by the awarding of University, college, department, and program honors and scholarships and by inclusion in other honor societies.