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Business Administration at Olivet College

Business Administration at Olivet College

Olivet College’s Business Administration Department faculty will teach you to think both creatively and analytically – combining courses and activities related to the nature and operation of both for–profit and nonprofit organizations. Beyond the classroom, our faculty are committed to your success – working one-on-one to ensure you meet your personal career goals.

Each of our courses emphasizes a strategic management approach to decision making and problem solving. You won’t simply memorize jargon and facts; you’ll develop strong analytical and group project skills by working with case studies representing situations you may face on the job. This process ultimately prepares you to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment. In addition, you’ll work to demonstrate knowledge and applications of ethical business standards and commitment to diversity in the workplace throughout your time at Olivet College.

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Gain Career Experience

Career Experience Takes the Classroom

Under the leadership of Renee Smith, assistant professor of business, the Olivet College Accounting Student Organization (ASO) participated in the virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program earlier this year. VITA is offered to any individual or household with a 2013 annual income of $53,000 or less.

After hosting a successful VITA program with Olivet College in 2013, the Asset Independence Coalition (AIC) decided to extend the partnership.

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Students in AntiguaGlobal Center for Entrepreneurs and Leaders Gets Antigua Experience

Olivet College's Global Center for Entrepreneurs and Leaders spent 10 days learning from business executives worldwide in Antigua.

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Business Analysis in Insurance Major

Hot Major - Top Job 

Unique to Olivet College, business analysis in insurance is a highly specialized major that feeds a thriving job market.

Rated as one of the country’s top 12 jobs to pursue by Money Magazine in 2012, analysts serve as a bridge between a company’s information systems department and other departments and are versed in insurance industry standards, policies, trends and news.

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Students attend conference

Students explore career opportunities and more at TD Ameritrade Institutional conference

It’s one thing to sit in a classroom studying financial planning, but what if undergraduates had the chance to spend three days networking with nearly 2,000 registered investment advisors while also learning from some the financial services industry’s leading thinkers? Read more.

Meet our Business Administration Students

Georges AounMeet Georges Aoun

Georges in a senior majoring in business with a concentration in marketing and management.

Georges has excelled at Olivet College in the four years that he has been here. He’s made some great friends, joined extracurricular groups, bonded with his professors, and swam for the Olivet College swim team for 3 years.

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Meet Xavier Vance

Xavier is a junior dual majoring in business administration and journalism and mass communication, and eventually plans to study film as well. She’s also goalie on the Olivet College women’s lacrosse team, is a member of the Global Citizen Honors Program and the Hosford Society of Scholars, volunteers for the Comet connection mentorship program, and is a resident advisor in Dole Hall. To say she’s be busy is an understatement!

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John Homer, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

Renee Smith

Assistant Professor of Business

Mike Oyster '77


Areerat (Poy) Lertchaipitak

Assistant Professor of Business

Eakamon Oumtrakool

Assistant Professor of Business

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