Business Department

Excellence. Innovation. Ethics.

Receiving any of the bachelor’s in Business degrees from Taylor will prepare you to enter the business world with the confidence to exceed expectations and stand out as a Christian business leader. Whether you are looking to create new products, analyze data for investment opportunities, or create detailed marketing plans, our Business curriculum will provide you with a solid foundation in the basic principles of accounting, finance, business law, economics, marketing, and management.

Each major in the Business department equips you with an exceptional education and the faith integration you will need to develop an ethical responsibility for business. The ACBSP-accredited Business department will prepare you for whatever career path you choose—from nonprofit to Fortune 500 to government work.

Through a student-run endowment fund, semester-long courses preparing students for the Series-7 and CPA exams, practicum experiences, and extensive alumni connections, you’ll be more than prepared to start your career in business.


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Read more about our accreditation in our Student Achievement Report.

Read about noteworthy student experiences during Fall 2018.

Read our End of Year summary (2020).

See the number of ACBSP-accredited business graduates (2016-18).

Expanding Your World with Business

Taylor offers numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a future business person, including opportunities to work with the university’s Endowment Team to invest $2 million of the university's endowment, join Taylor’s nationally ranked Ethics Bowl team and compete against other universities nationwide, and connect with local entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

To increase students’ international understanding of business, Taylor offers both long- and short-term overseas experiences in Lithuania, China, Honduras, and many more locations. Tour facilities, train novice entrepreneurs, meet company executives, and grapple with the challenges facing businessmen and businesswomen on a global scale. To see more business opportunities, visit our Business at Taylor page.

See For Yourself

Listen to Department Chair Dr. Jody Hirschy explain how a business degree will prepare you to fulfill your passions and advance God’s kingdom.

Calculating Your Future

  • Halbrook Freedom Scholarship: for students interested in entrepreneurship, education, media, and government
  • Reynolds Memorial Scholarship: for Indiana residents pursuing a Business degree

Practicums

Our required practicums expose Business students to real-world organizations to prepare them for future careers. Many Business students who complete practicums receive job offers from their employers before they graduate. Academic advisors have connected previous students to positions at Calamos Investments, Hope International, Wal-Mart, J.D. Norman Industries, and the Department of Defense.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Taylor University’s Business department have gone on to work at many big-name organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, the Department of Defense, and Wal-Mart Corporation. Find your major’s page for a list of potential positions for which you will be qualified.

Alumni and employers regularly call the department, asking for graduates they can hire. The Calling and Career Office also has many connections to place students in the best position for their calling. With a success rate of 97%, Taylor business students have no reason to worry about finding post-graduation jobs, internships, or graduate school placements.

Learn more about Taylor University’s placement rates.

Business Graduate Programs

Our Business graduates have been accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious business, law, and economics graduate schools, including:

  • Top 25 business schools: Duke University Fuqua School of Business, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Highly-regarded law schools: Pepperdine, Stetson University, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Regent University, and Indiana University
  • Nationally-ranked economics schools: Vanderbilt University, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University

Department News

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Taylor Alumni Restore Jobs and ‘Remask America’

Oct 08, 2020

In the face of a pandemic, Taylor alumni joined forces with a Costa Rican swimsuit maker with a new vision to help provide America with face masks.

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Economics PhD Candidate’s Research Earns Critical Acclaim

Oct 01, 2020

Levi Boxell '15 is speaking into the ways economic policies and the spread of information impact the way we live.

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Faith Meets Footwear: the Sky Outfitters Story

Aug 18, 2020

Keaton Hendricks and his startup business are bringing hope to homeless people, one pair of socks at a time.

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Jody Hirschy

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Business

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Michael Bates

Associate Professor of Marketing

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Lisa Gilpin

Business Program Assistant

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Justin Henegar

Assistant Professor of Finance

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Samer Koudsia

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Julie Little

Associate Professor of Management

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David Poucher

Associate Professor of Accounting

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Jeffrey Sherlock

Professor of Business

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Amy Stucky

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

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Gregory Wolfe

Instructor of Kinesiology & Football Offensive Coordinator