Business Administration

JBU equips students to succeed in the wide world of business. JBU’s experienced faculty asks students to consistently apply course materials to real-life situations. Beyond the classroom, students deepen their business experience through internships and business plan competitions, like the Governor’s Cup, and student organizations like ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship in Action).

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's business administration program great.

Get Real Experience

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #1

Get Real Experience

JBU has tons of Fortune 500 companies right in our backyard. Gain incredible insight into the CPG industry and explore industry best practices through summer internships.

Build a Business

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #2

Build a Business

In their capstone course, teams of business majors write a real, viable business plan and present it to a panel of professionals for evaluation.

Change Lives

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #3

Change Lives

Use business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need through ENACTUS (Entrepreneurs in Action).

Compete for Cash

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #4

Compete for Cash

Students can present their capstone business plans in the Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition - frequently placing in the top three, receiving cash prizes, and going on to the compete in the Tri-State Competition.

Get an MBA

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #5

Get an MBA

JBU College of Business has developed a specific curriculum track that gets you a B.S. in Business and a masters in business administration in five years.

Gain International Exposure

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #6

Gain International Exposure

Travel abroad with JBU for unique exposure to the world’s fastest growing economies. Meet with Chinese business leaders or Brazilian financial experts to learn international business strategies for success in a global economy.

Become an Effective Leader

Seven Reasons to Study Business Administration at JBU

Reason #7

Become an Effective Leader

Earn a minor in leadership through JBU’s co-curricular institute that combines the study of practical leadership skills with an exploration of biblical leadership to develop innovative, servant leaders for the workplace.

Eva Fast

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Eva Fast

Assistant Professor of Business

Fast likes to see students develop their gifts and surprise themselves. She and her student teams received top awards at the Reynolds Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition. She also has a passion for different cultures and travel.

M.B.A., John Brown University
B.S., John Brown University

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Joe Walenciak

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Joe Walenciak

Professor of Business

In his 30+ years at JBU, Walenciak has led Enactus teams to “top four” U.S. rankings twice. He has led or participated in 50+ mission trips and is passionate about community development.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., John Brown University

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Ryan Ladner

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Ryan Ladner

Associate Professor of Marketing

Ladner left his corporate job to pursue his passion of teaching, integrating the practical and theoretical. Married with two children, he enjoys playing intramurals.

D.B.A., George Fox University
M.A., Liberty University
M.B.A., Mississippi College
B.S.B.A, Univ. of Southern Mississippi

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