Graduate & Undergraduate Programs

In the College of Business and Economics, we don't just offer academic programs in traditional disciplines, such as economics, finance, management and marketing. We also have programs in specialized areas - entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising and sport management, to name a few. Explore our 14 bachelor's degrees and if you can't choose just one, you can add one of 16 minors to your studies. We also offer an MBA with a variety of formats and specializations to help professionals advance their careers.

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Students at Principal Licensure Workshop

Earn Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Both our undergraduate business programs and MBA program provide credit for prior learning for many industry-recognized credentials.

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Business students

Our Mission

The Dauch College of Business and Economics aims to educate students in a comprehensive, innovative and engaging learning environment, through a competency-based curriculum led by teacher-scholars. We achieve our mission by:

  • Engaging current and potential employers and other key stakeholders to introduce students to industry standards and give them practical experience in how to apply those standards in real-world situations.
  • Continually fostering, monitoring and assessing student competence in communication, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership and other key skills.
  • Promoting character development, moral integrity, self-discipline, social responsibility and respect for diverse values and faiths.
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty who are not only proficient in pedagogy, but also informed through industry engagement and discipline-based scholarship.
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Students in Business Management class

About the Dean

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Dan Fox

Dan Fox, J.D., joined Ashland University as a faculty member in 2004. He is a licensed Ohio attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to Ashland University, Dan consulted for the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. He also worked for the "Big Eight" accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and the law firm of Emens, Hurd, Kegler & Ritter, practicing business and tax law. Dan continues to consult with startup and entrepreneurial companies, providing legal, accounting and operational advice.

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Experiential Learning

COBE Experiential Learning
COBE Experiential Learning
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Contact Information

Dan Fox
Daniel Fox, J.D.
Dean, College of Business & Economics; Associate Professor of Law
248 Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
Lance Kaltenbaugh
Lance Kaltenbaugh, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of Business & Economics; Associate Professor of Sport Management; Sport Management Internship Coordinator
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Carrie Hartsel
Internship & Experiential Learning Coordinator; COBE Operations Manager
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Jeffrey Russell
Jeffrey Russell, Ph.D.
Chair, Economics, Finance, Business Analytics Departments; Associate Professor of Economics
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Diane Moretz
Diane Moretz, MBA
Chair, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising and Sport Management Departments; Assistant Professor of Marketing
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David Lifer
David Lifer, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Accounting, Management Information Systems Departments; Professor of Management Information Systems
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Robert Stoll
Robert Stoll, Ph.D.
Chair, Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship Departments, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
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