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College of Business Fast Facts & Rankings


Ohio University's College of Business is dedicated to developing innovative leaders through applied learning while providing lasting memories and experiences to every student that walks the campus bricks. Those experiences help create lifelong, loyal Business Bobcat Alumni who are leading and innovating in the business world.

The Ohio University College of Business rankings are our Points of Pride. We are honored to be consistently nationally recognized for our faculty and staff's work in research and academics. We are teaching our students firsthand to do "Business for Good." The work outside of the classroom is just as important as we strive to better the lives of our students and the Athens community.

Experiential Learning

The College of Business prides itself on teaching and learning through experiences. The authentic art of experiential learning excels our students forward with a deepened skillset and is highly sought after by top companies worldwide. 70% of COB courses offer applied experiential learning while stacking those experiences brings that number closer to 100%.


    Experience OHIO: Southern Ohio Copperheads

    Copperheads Baseball is a student-run organization that provides experiential learning opportunities for students to build their careers in fields such as journalism, marketing, sport management, and more. Copperhead's staff consists of college students from Ohio University ranging from freshmen to graduate students, preparing for a future working in sports.


    Experience OHIO: Global Consulting Program

    The Global Consulting Program develops students’ global business leadership skills through cross-cultural immersion and applied business experience. With over eight exciting locations to choose from, students have direct consulting experience for a major international company.

"I’m combining entrepreneurship, technology, and leadership to align my passions and career goals."
— Parwinder Singh, a sophomore OHIO student
Singh's story
"I have gotten first-hand experience in consumer research and trends working with real clients like Dicks Sporting Goods and The Columbus Blue Jackets."
— Center For Consumer Research & Analytics Student
Center for Consumer Research and Analytics
"I am training with a real company to analyze their export strategy, while developing the technical skills necessary to succeed in a career of global trade and commerce."
— Student
Ohio Export Internship Program
"I co-manage a seven-figure portfolio for real financial investments in an on-campus Bloomberg 20 Terminal Trading Floor."
— Fixed Income Student Org.
Student Fixed Income Management Group

Student Success

All students within the College of Business are provided with a support system of faculty, advisors, career coaches, and peer mentors. In the 2022 fall semester alone, Business Academic Advising & Career Services hosted over 4000 appointments! As a result, our 2022 graduating class had a 93% placement rate within six months of graduation.

CSSC group photo on campus
Academic Advisors & Career Coaches
students report employment after graduation
Internship by graduation
Increase in Female Diversity

Improving Lives Through Business

Student & Community Impact


    Centers of Excellence join forces for professional clothing drive

    The College of Business Centers of Excellence recently led a combined effort to encourage faculty, staff, and students to clean out their closets and donate any lightly used and in-season professional clothing to the Career Closet.


    DEI Detroit Trip

    In honor of Black History Month, the Ohio University College of Business sponsored a student networking and cultural exploration trip to Detroit, Michigan.


    Annual Eco Impact Challenge

    The Eco Impact Challenge is a semester-long, cross-disciplinary, team-based leadership experiential simulation focused on sustainability. In teams of five to seven, students work on a real-world sustainability issue on the Athens campus or surrounding community by envisioning a solution to a problem, working with community stakeholders, and presenting a business pitch for their solution.