AT A GLANCE
“The 4+1 program was the perfect option for me. Being able to get a jump start on my MBA while I was still in my undergrad was a great experience for me. It was nice to still be on campus and a familiar learning environment while I was adjusting to online classes. Then when I finished my undergrad, I was ready to fully take on the last year of my MBA while I was working. The program also allowed me to know my professors in the classroom before and build a strong foundation for our relationship that I was able to build on during my online MBA classes. I took a lot of comfort in the fact that I knew my professors even though I was in an online program. I knew the professors and what they expected of me and vice versa.
“The DSB classes that were not just lectures and tests but interaction and communication prepared me for how the workforce operates. If I had attended another school with large class sizes and professors who I did not have relationships with, I would not have been nearly as ready to begin my career. The classes taught me everything from the basics of communicating with other professionals to how to solve difficult accounting problems. The DSB helped me build all of the tools that I needed to succeed in life after AU, but it was up to me to take those tools and make my own path.”
— Rachyl Miller Gibson ’18
Asbury University, with a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, encourages students to study, worship, and serve together on a campus located 20 minutes southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Kentucky. Primarily a four-year multi-denominational institution, the University has been at the heart of spiritual movements throughout its history.
The University provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions, and community service opportunities are available and are part of the curriculum in nearly every major.
Why Asbury University’s Dayton School of Business?
The Dayton School of Business (DSB) provides a rigorous, student-centric education that emphasizes collaboration and critical and innovative thinking while cultivating integrity and character. The distinctively faith-focused Business program expands on essential business principles by equipping committed leaders. DSB students graduate with a deep faith and excellent work skills that are integrated and holistic. The curriculum is based on the over 3,000 verses in scripture that talk about God’s view of wealth and how to handle business and finances.
Business has both the power to corrupt the rich and bless the poor. It takes men and women of integrity who are completely surrendered to God’s purpose to bring out the best for the world, and the Dayton School of Business strives to educate and graduate such businesspeople.
The Dayton School of Business offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, and Sport Management. Minors for traditional undergraduate students include Accounting, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Sport Management.
Our commitment to practical experience guides our expansion of new programs, innovative technology, and internships that give our students practical, hands-on experience in the marketplace. Students learn through experiences including organizing and implementing sporting events, managing a quarter million–dollar investment fund, and competing in sales and business pitch competitions. DSB students graduate with the educational foundation and practical experiences to successfully enter competitive industries and nonprofits.
MBA 4+1 program
The DSB offers an MBA 4+1 program where traditional undergraduate students have the opportunity to take MBA courses during senior year at no additional cost. They can graduate having completed one-fourth of the MBA program and complete the remainder of the program in one additional year after graduation. The MBA degree with traditional accounting and nonprofit management tracks equips students to faithfully navigate today’s complex global marketplace.