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Business

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Excellence. Innovation. Ethics.

Receiving any of the bachelor’s degrees in Business 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. You'll complete your degree confidence in real-world experience, and able to employ knowledge, integrity, judgment, and leadership in today's business world. 

Through a student-run endowment fund, semester-long courses preparing students for the CPA exam, practicum experiences, and extensive alumni connections, you’ll be more than prepared to start your career in business. Most importantly, you'll be prepared to make a positive imprint on the workplace why fully engaging and performing with excellence and integrity as servant-leaders. 


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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 $5 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. 

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.

Beyond Classroom Learning

  • Entrepreneurship
    Connect with professionals and experiences that will accelerate entrepreneurial aspirations, create network connections, and find internship opportunities. Promising Ventures hosts events such as Shark Tank, where students compete with their business ideas to win a financial investment prize, and Startup Storytellers, an entrepreneurship conference that brings TU alumni and students together to share their start-up business stories.
  • Student Managed Investment Fund
    As an applied course in equity analysis and portfolio management, students set objectives, strategy, and selection criteria for managing over $5 million of Taylor’s Endowment Fund. Students produce quarterly reports, meet with the Board of Trustees, and compete in New York City at the national QGAME forum, where judges evaluate brokerage statements and calculate the risk-adjusted return of the portfolio.
  • Society for Human Resource Management
    The Taylor University SHRM Student Chapter is a professional development, service-oriented organization that allows student members to develop skills that are valuable for resumes. We partner with organizations on campus to provide additional manpower at events, as well as hold our own events such as Learning to Network, Navigating LinkedIn, and more. 

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, JD 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 University Breaks Ground on Film, Media, Entrepreneurship Facility

Sep 01, 2022

The Horne Academic Center will house Taylor’s Film and Media program. The new facility will also have dedicated space to support Taylor’s educational offerings...

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Lilly Endowment Awards Taylor University $500,000 for Entrepreneurial Venture 

Aug 29, 2022

The grant will be instrumental in the creation of IMPACT, a planned entrepreneurial program for high school students from Indiana. 

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Taylor Accounting Alumni Finish in the Top 10 in Indiana CPA Exam

Mar 31, 2022

Graduates of Taylor University’s Accounting program have achieved top 10 finishes in the Certified Public Accountant’s examination, administered by the...

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Jody Hirschy

Department Chair and Professor of Business

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Jeffrey Boyce

Professor of Management

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Margaret Chasara

Assistant Professor of Economics

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Lisa Gilpin

Business Program Assistant

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Christopher Kellner

Assistant Professor of Finance

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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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Alice Tsang

Professor of Finance

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Gregory Wolfe

Instructor of Kinesiology and Football Offensive Coordinator