Why Asbury University’s Dayton School of Business?
With a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, Asbury University 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. Asbuey provides many opportunities for student involvement both on and off campus. Internships, exchange programs, missions, and community service opportunities are available and 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 as well as 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. Ninety-eight percent of Asbury grads are working or in grad school within six months of graduation.
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.
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From the classroom to the residence hall, Asbury offers a community unlike any other. Community is a word you’ll hear repeatedly at Asbury—because campus life is rich with opportunities for fellowship, friendship, challenging questions, clear-sighted exploration, and spiritual transformation. Beginning in the classroom, the University offers rigorous academics grounded in a Christian worldview, outstanding professional opportunities, and a broad liberal arts education that equips students to change the world in a many different ways.
Life at Asbury also extends far beyond the classroom. Community thrives in residence halls, intramural sports, adventure leadership, musical ensembles, small groups, volunteer opportunities, spiritual life, and much more. Our community is ready to welcome you—schedule a visit and experience it for yourself!
“I've learned not just to view business as a potential career path but also an opportunity for ministry. We learn how to use business to impact the world and people for Christ.”
“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. It was nice to still be on campus in a familiar learning environment while I was adjusting to online classes. 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 get to know my professors in the classroom 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.”
“I have been able to work alongside faculty and administration that hold so much knowledge and be treated as an equal, which has stretched and grown me as an academic and leader.”
“Whether it’s professors, teammates, or colleagues, the relationships you develop here can positively impact the rest of your life.”