Graduate & Undergraduate Programs

In the College of Business and Economics, we pride ourselves on offering academic programs that extend beyond traditional disciplines like economics, finance, management and marketing. Our curriculum includes specialized areas - entrepreneurship, fashion merchandising and sport management, to name a few. We believe there’s a bachelor’s degree tailored to your interests waiting to be explored. And if you find yourself torn between multiple paths, consider complementing your studies with a minor to enhance the value of your Ashland education.  

For those seeking to add to their existing skill set, we provide opportunities for additional growth through our traditional MBA program. Additionally, for those seeking a specialized curriculum, we now offer master’s degrees in both Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. We also offer a wide variety of business certificates including digital marketing, financial management and accounting to help students thrive in the professional world.

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About the Dean

Dan Fox

Dan Fox, J.D., joined Ashland University as a faculty member in 2004. He is a licensed Ohio attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to Ashland University, Dan consulted for the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. He also worked for the "Big Eight" accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and the law firm of Emens, Hurd, Kegler & Ritter, practicing business and tax law. Dan continues to consult with startup and entrepreneurial companies, providing legal, accounting and operational advice.

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Earn Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Both our undergraduate business programs and MBA program provide credit for prior learning for many industry-recognized credentials.

Business students

Our Mission

The Dauch College of Business and Economics aims to educate students in a comprehensive, innovative and engaging learning environment, through a competency-based curriculum led by teacher-scholars. We achieve our mission by:

  • Engaging current and potential employers and other key stakeholders to introduce students to industry standards and give them practical experience in how to apply those standards in real-world situations.
  • Continually fostering, monitoring and assessing student competence in communication, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership and other key skills.
  • Promoting character development, moral integrity, self-discipline, social responsibility and respect for diverse values and faiths.
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty who are not only proficient in pedagogy, but also informed through industry engagement and discipline-based scholarship.
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Experiential Learning

COBE Experiential Learning
COBE Experiential Learning
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COBE Career Day
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Daryl Green

"In reflecting on the impact of "Donuts with the Dean," I'm reminded of the transformative leadership exemplified by Dean Dan Fox, Business School Dean at Ashland University. His dedication to fostering a warm and welcoming environment, marked by events like these, left an indelible impression on me while leading an accreditation team in Ohio."

– Daryl Green, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Dan Fox
Daniel Fox, J.D.
Dean, College of Business & Economics
Associate Professor of Law
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Lance Kaltenbaugh
Lance Kaltenbaugh, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, College of Business & Economics
Associate Professor of Sport Management
Sport Management Internship Coordinator
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Carrie Hartsel
Internship & Experiential Learning Coordinator
COBE Operations Manager
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Jeffrey Russell
Jeffrey Russell, Ph.D.
Chair, Economics, Finance, Business Analytics  Departments
Associate Professor of Economics
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Diane Moretz
Diane Moretz, MBA
Chair, Marketing, Fashion Merchandising and Sport Management Departments
Assistant Professor of Marketing
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David Lifer
David Lifer, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Accounting, Management Information Systems Departments
Professor of Management Information Systems
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Robert Stoll
Robert Stoll, Ph.D.
Chair, Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship Departments, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
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