BGSU is redefining business education to prepare creative and innovative business leaders who can reinvent the way we do business and create new businesses. In today’s increasingly global economy, the next generation of business leaders need to have the skills to initiate change, embrace diversity, work within teams and make sense of complexity and data while leveraging technology. With our progressive, entrepreneurial curriculum provided in the state-of-the-art Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, BGSU will be a national leader in business education.
Schmidthorst College of Business General Fund
The Schmidthorst College of Business General Fund is a flexible fund that allows college leadership to pivot and innovate, enriching the experiences of Schmidthorst College of Business students, staff and faculty alike.
Schmidthorst College of Business General Scholarship
Help create a bright future for talented, hard-working students by supporting the general scholarship fund.
Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Fund will allow the college to enhance entrepreneurship minor offerings to more students, assist both students and alumni to incubate and launch business ventures and improve E-Week each April to attract entrepreneurial leaders from around the country.
Maurer Center Building Fund
The new Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center supports the college’s vision of a discovery-based learning approach to business education. The Maurer Center will ensure that faculty and students have the appropriate environment to continue the college’s ascent to national and international prominence. The facility, located on Wooster Street, serves as a gateway to the academic core of campus. BGSU seeks investments to support remaining naming opportunities.
Marketing Department Fund
BGSU’s internationally renowned marketing program provides a unique education incorporating real-world experience. This fund allows the college to offer a broad range of resources to support students, including scholarships.
Accounting Department Fund
Today's technologically driven and globally oriented businesses look for graduates with training, education and skills in all facets of accounting. This fund supports accounting students in the Schmidthorst College of Business with scholarships and the means for promoting overall success.
Graduate Studies in Business
Supporting future business leadership, this fund benefits graduate students in advanced degree programs – Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy and Master of Organization Development – in the Schmidthorst College of Business. This flexible fund supports scholarships and other resources for student success.
Darwin B. Close Professorship in Insurance
Dr. Darwin Close was a renowned professor of insurance at BGSU. He is beloved by many of his students and they have come together to endow a professorship in Dr. Close’s memory, supporting the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest faculty members in Insurance.
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