Dean's Message

alumni ray braunThe return on your investment in a BGSU degree from the Schmidthorst College of Business is one of the highest in the state of Ohio. Right from the start, we focus our students on establishing their career path, while improving your ROI with more than $500,000 in scholarships each year exclusively for business students.

  • Over seventy percent of our students have jobs when they graduate.
  • Average starting salary at graduation is among the highest in Ohio.
  • Companies tell us that they prefer to hire Schmidthorst College of Business graduates.

Internationally recognized

We are accredited by AACSB in business and accounting, a credential that only the top 2 percent of business schools worldwide achieve. Poets&Quants ranks us in the nation's top 35 public institutions, U.S. News and World Report counts us among its top undergraduate and graduate business programs. These organizations know that our award-winning faculty, recognized as experts in their fields, work to graduate every student with real-world knowledge of the global marketplace. We get results and so do our students!


Outside the classroom

While our students are expected to meet high academic standards, we also equip them with the professional skills needed in the workplace. Our Dean’s Guide to Practical Business covers networking, dressing for success, dining etiquette, golfing, traveling for business and more.

For students who are interested in entrepreneurship, our entrepreneurship program is one of just 20 recognized worldwide for its commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship.

Students learn leadership and teamwork by participating in our organizations, which consistently place in the top at national and international competitions. They practice their networking skills at events like the Women in Leadership conference and the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship.

Finally, for students who want international experiences, we offer education abroad opportunities for business students in more than 16 countries.


The goal of any good business program is meaningful employment, and throughout students’ studies here, our Business Career Accelerator provides career planning and improves job search skills. The Business Career Accelerator is dedicated solely to business students, helping students find internships and jobs.


Business expertise, academic success

Exciting prospects await students at the Schmidthorst College of Business. I know. I am a 1980 graduate and went on to lead two publicly traded corporations and returned to my alma mater as dean to ensure the tradition of excellence continues for future business students.

Raymond W. Braun ‘80


Updated: 07/15/2021 12:27PM