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Majors in Business include: Accounting • Financial Economics • Business Management • Marketing
Business is about translating big ideas into products and services consumers value. It's about production and service, revenues and expenses. Regulation, customer relations and market analysis. Research and development. Investment and growing the bottom line. It's about owning your own piece of the American dream — whether you want to lead one of the Fortune 500 companies down the road from Capital University, or run your own shop on Main Street, where you'll produce local goods, fuel the local economy, employ local people, improve your neighbors' lives and the contribute to the common good.We offer majors in Accounting, Financial Economics, Business Management, and Marketing. Whatever your goal is in business and leadership, Capital will help you achieve it. Our curriculum is well-rounded, so you'll be grounded in the business fundamentals you'll need right out of college and down the road in your career. But you won't be entrenched in a particular disciple — because that's just not how successful business works these days. To have a competitive edge, you have to think, communicate and contribute across organizational lines accounting, economics, business law, marketing and management information systems. So that's how we've designed our curriculum and learning environment. So that when you graduate, you'll have a strong grasp of business foundations, and focus, skill and experience in the major of your choice.
You'll also be expected to produce. That's why our programs have a strong internship component. It's actually required of all marketing majors. When you graduate, not only will you have the business knowledge you need to be highly employable, but you'll also have the experience to get started. And the portfolio to show for it.
That's why our location is such an advantage for students. Our vibrant capital city of Columbus — and more broadly Central Ohio — give you convenient access to a wealth of corporations, small business, public and nonprofit enterprise and activities that will make your Capital experience even more relevant. It will also give you connections.
Our students have meaningful opportunities to connect with the business world. Executives visit as guest speakers, alumni return to share their experiences, and students engage in professional activities through internships, class projects and student chapters of professional associations.
Explore your professional interests in virtually any field — from national accounting firms, professional sports teams and insurance to health care, public service, social enterprise and more. Here are some of our internship partners:
Our professors bring out the best in you. We won't lie. They can be tough. But they're also your counselors, your mentors, and your biggest advocates. Meet a few below, or view our department directory.
In just two years, Joe DeLoss has become one of the most talked-about social-cause entrepreneurs in Columbus. And he did it by selling really, really good Nashville-style fried Chicken.
Joe is founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a shop and food truck that’s a favorite of hungry downtown Columbus lunch crowds thanks to a delicious product — and a business model that provides good paying jobs for men and women who badly needed supportive employment.
- Joe DeLoss
"I love Joe’s story because it perfectly demonstrates the confluence of big ideas we teach,” says President Paul. “Entrepreneurial innovation, idea generation, business acumen and market-based strategies, combined with concepts traditionally championed by social change leaders. In Joe’s case, he found a way to generate financial profit and build community capacity simultaneously."
Joe was always active on campus and socially conscious. He worked in the Admission Office as a student ambassador, and he spent a good amount of his time participating in service activities with classmates. Today, he is leading change, creating employment opportunities for a specific population that needed a hand. That’s what Capital is all about: Preparing educated citizens and principled leaders who will serve and strengthen future communities near and far.
Below are our majors for traditional undergraduate students.
ARTArt EducationArt TherapyStudio ArtBIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEBiologyEnvironmental ScienceBUSINESSAccountingBusiness ManagementFinancial EconomicsMarketingCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRYBiochemistryChemistryCOMMUNICATIONCommunicationFilm and Media ProductionPublic RelationsTheatre StudiesCONSERVATORY OF MUSICCompositionJazz StudiesKeyboard PedagogyMusicMusic EducationMusic IndustryMusic TechnologyPerformanceEDUCATIONAdolescent to Young Adult Early ChildhoodMiddle ChildhoodMulti-AgedIntervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate)ENGLISHCreative WritingJournalism and Professional WritingLiteratureHEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCESAthletic TrainingExercise ScienceHISTORYHistoryInternational StudiesMATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICSComputer Science Computer Science - Engineering Dual DegreeMathematicsMathematics - Engineering Dual DegreeMILITARY SCIENCEROTCNURSINGNursingPOLITICAL SCIENCE & ECONOMICSEconomicsEconomics – Political SciencePolitical SciencePRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIESPre-DentistryPre-LawPre-Law (3+3 Accelerated)Pre-MedicinePre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-PharmacyPre-Physicians AssistantPre-Physical TherapyPre-PodiatryPre-Public Health Pre-SeminaryPre-Veterinary Medicine
PROFESSIONAL STUDIESInterdisciplinary StudiesProfessional Studies – Music TechnologyPSYCHOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGYCriminologyPsychologySociologyRELIGION AND PHILOSOPHYPhilosophyReligionWorship MinistriesYouth Ministry and Christian EducationSOCIAL WORKSocial WorkWORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURESFrenchSpanish
Faculty members in Capital’s business program are committed to the belief that the best preparation for a career in business is obtained by combining extensive study in the liberal arts with a major emphasizing the development of quantitative, analytical and human relations skills. In addition to attaining the general education goals of the University, the faculty has established the following learning outcome goals for our business majors: