BGSU names Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business

BGSU names Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business

Ohio entrepreneurs donate $15 million for business education at BGSU




With the largest single academic gift in BGSU history, the Schmidthorst College of Business will directly empower current and future students to become the next generation of business leaders.

A new era of business education at BGSU

Business education has always been a hallmark of the University, and the support of Allen and Carol Schmidthorst elevates BGSU’s business education reputation around the world.

Building a Legacy of Excellence and Generosity

As longtime, ardent supporters of Bowling Green State University, Allen and Carol Schmidthorst have built a legacy of excellence and generosity. These special features highlight their commitment over the years to support BGSU's mission of redefining student success and creating public good.

BGSU holds grand opening of Schmidthorst Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall brings BGSU's rich sports history to life

A role model of excellence

Allen W. Schmidthorst receives honorary degree from BGSU


Careers Start Here.

Ranked among the top business programs by Poets&Quants, U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review and Bloomberg Businessweek, the AACSB accredited Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business is where careers begin. It's more than rankings: it's how, and what, our students learn. Led by faculty paving the way for business innovation through cutting-edge research, students develop real-world business skills and an understanding of the global marketplace through interactive learning programs and internships. Our graduates are sought-after and highly marketable. The proof is in the numbers.


Best Public Undergraduate Business Program
- Poets & Quants


of graduates have a job within 6 months


average starting salary for graduates


Your Business Plan.

Your future starts with a plan. The BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business offers a wide selection of top-ranked specializations to give students an edge among the competition. Home to innovative programs like sales and services marketing, insurance and an entrepreneurship minor, we’re dedicated to a personalized, interactive learning experience that jump-starts your path to success.

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Construction continues on the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center

The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center will be the new home for the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business, scheduled to open in Fall 2020. This state-of-the art facility will serve as a gateway to the academic core for the BGSU campus. It will include the renovation of Hanna Hall and a more than 50,000-square-foot addition.


The Falcon Family.

When you're part of the Falcon Family, you'll get noticed. You'll be part of a Falcon network working in every state in the U.S., and in countries around the world. Our Business Career Accelerator, exclusively dedicated to the Schmidthorst College of Business, connects students with its 1,000+ employer network. And when top-employers like these are looking for talented professionals ready to make an impact in the business world, they know they can find it in the Falcon Family.

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Analytics Student’s Master’s Thesis Lands Job

In August, Austin Armstrong will be graduating from BGSU with his Master of Science in Applied Statistics degree with a specialization in Business Analytics. The thesis Armstrong wrote for his degree landed him a full-time job within the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State’s Elections Division.  

College of Business Graduating Senior Earns a Degree and Finds a Home

While in high school, a college degree was a dream for Jazzmin Speziali, a senior from Whitehouse, Ohio studying business analytics and intelligence. This month, she’ll fulfill her dream with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. And, more importantly, while pursuing her degree, she found a new home in the College of Business at Bowling Green State University. 

BGSU Marketing Students Demonstrate They Are Among Top Sales Talent Nationally

The College of Business is proud to announce the BGSU Sales Team captured second place behind Florida State University at the recent University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition. The BGSU team finished higher than such notable schools as Baylor, Clemson, Purdue, Temple, James Madison, and Kansas State. The UT Sales Competition is the first and only national sales competition dedicated exclusively to non-seniors.


Undergraduate Programs:
Susan Kosakowski - Recruiting Manager
367 Business Administration Bldg.

Graduate and Executive Programs:

David Chatfield
369 Business Administration Bldg.