Dean's Message

dean braunBGSU's Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business is one of the few business colleges in the United States that has adopted a bold, innovative and broad-based approach to business education. We believe “doing” is the most meaningful way to learn and retain knowledge.

The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center will support this philosophy with its state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms where faculty are learning coaches rather than disseminators of technical knowledge. Classrooms have been specially designed to facilitate discovery-based learning rather than traditional lectures through spaces that enable hands-on experimentation and collaboration.

We also recognize a hallmark of an outstanding business school is its connection to companies, corporations and organizations. The Centers and Institutes Suite will feature the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, office and meeting space for the Business Analytics Center, the Risk Management Institute, the Supply Chain Institute and the Center for Regional Development.

The Maurer Center will offer an outdoor meeting space perfect for small events and gatherings. Various conference, collaboration and meeting rooms will also provide accessible and functional space for students, faculty, staff, business partners and the community.

With the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, BGSU's Schmidthorst College of Business is poised to support the development and education of 21st century business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Dean Ray Braun