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At Otterbein you’ll learn more than just the functional areas of business such as marketing, management theories and practices, and basic financial analysis. You will develop the analytical problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills essential to succeed in today’s business climate.  You will be able to take advantage of hands-on experience through service-learning, research, study abroad, client-based and simulation-based projects, and internships with the opportunity to partner with business leaders, tour companies and design course projects that explore and solve real business dilemmas.

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Our Mission

The Department of Business, Accounting, and Economics (BAE) at Otterbein is dedicated to providing a personalized education of distinction that leads our graduates to inquiring, ethical, humane, and productive lives as global citizens. We produce well-rounded, professionally prepared graduates, ready to serve their community, employers, and the world at large. 

Our faculty is focused on action-oriented learning by integrating classroom knowledge with practice, through internships; research;  service projects; study abroad; participation in professional associations; and networking with employers, faculty, alumni, community leaders and recruiters.

I learn better from hands-on experiences.  A book can teach you a lot when you read it but it doesn't sink in until you do it.  A small school like Otterbein lets you do all you want to try.  I looked at bigger schools - looking back I wouldn't have been able to do things like I am here.

Jacob Watkins '17
Sport Management Major
Marketing and Business Analytics Minor

Majors & Minors

Choosing the best major in the Business Accounting and Economics Department depends on you and your career interests.  Our majors include core courses to introduce breadth of introductory content, and also a depth that defines each major through challenging upper-division courses

The Graduate School at Otterbein

Otterbein's Bachelor’s to MBA Program
For undergraduates interested in graduate study and are seeking a competitive advantage, the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics also offers the Bachelor’s to MBA Program. In this program, a student who satisfies the MBA admission requirements can complete both their undergraduate and graduate degree in an accelerated time period. Tuition is extremely competitive, making it one of the best values in Ohio.

Internships & Study Abroad

14-Week Internships

Our 14-week internships place you in a business-related industry where you learn to apply your knowledge to real world assignments and challenges. We'll help you find a position that focuses on your areas of interest. 

Study Abroad in Maastricht

Otterbein students majoring in business or economics are invited to apply to attend Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a semester or academic year. This award-winning university is well known throughout Europe and the world for its Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Classes are taught in English. Maastricht students also attend Otterbein as part of the bilateral exchange between the two schools. 

Business, Accounting
& Economics

  • Dr. Don Eskew

    Department Chair/Professor
    Roush Hall 413
    p/ 614.823.1212
    e/ deskew@otterbein.edu
  • Allison M. de Nijs

    Academic Administrative Assistant
    Roush Hall 419
    p/ 614.823.1310
    e/ denijs1@otterbein.edu