The Ohio Valley University College of Business builds upon the University’s cornerstones of commitment to excellence and servant leadership to engage students in quality academic programs designed to increase professional knowledge, skills, and attributes.
Faithful to the University’s church of Christ roots, College of Business faculty members combine academics, experience, and faith to prepare students for Christian leadership in today’s highly competitive business world.
Dr. Dan Blair
Dean, College of Business
Visit the OVU Academic Catalog for detailed academic program information.
The Gene and Joyce Wharton School of Information Technology and Business provide students with a foundation for their future by fostering holistic growth, mentoring relationships, and global business connections. Faculty members prepare students for career-oriented programs in current demand among the business community.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DEGREE
The Information Technology degree program at OVU is committed to excellence, providing students with extensive practice in both virtual and real-world lab environments. In a marketplace driven by the need for employees with expert IT credentials, the OVU Information Technology Program equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain industry-standard certifications such as Comp TIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+, Cisco CCNA, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and many others. As part of the IT Program, students have internship opportunities to gain real-world experience in applying their classroom knowledge. At Ohio Valley University, students benefit from a low faculty-to-student ratio and the expertise of our faculty who hold a variety of professional IT credentials. OVU faculty and staff in our program know you by your name, not your IP address! For more information on our exciting program in information technology contact me today.
IT Program Director
The College of Business at Ohio Valley University recognizes the need to train professionals that will meet the current workforce demands. The School of Professional Studies (SPS) identifies growing markets and seeks to provide degrees for students to earn so they may fill the open positions of the employers in those fields.
SPS currently offers baccalaureate degree programs in Energy Management & Production Engineering (EMPE) and Sports Management.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION ENGINEERING (EMPE) DEGREE
Ohio Valley University’s Energy Management & Production Engineering (EMPE) baccalaureate degree prepares students to manage energy organizations and personnel in a fast-growing, world-wide, in-demand industry. This degree major (or minor concentration) was specifically designed for 25 of the best students per year and is the cornerstone of the OVU School of Professional Studies. Students have exciting opportunities to gain real-world experience through summer internships each year while in the program. The degree provides challenging classroom and online curriculum administered by caring and conscientious professionals. For more information, and to be considered for a spot in our 25-person cohorts, contact us today.
Dr. Dan Blair
Dean, College of Business
Program Director, Energy Management & Production Engineering
SPORTS MANAGEMENT DEGREE
The Sports Management program at Ohio Valley University provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge applicable to a career in the multi-billion dollar sports industry. Two major degree tracks, Sports Business and Sports Administration/Coaching prepare graduates to be effective members of an organization immediately upon employment. Coursework advances leadership skills, business IQ and interpersonal communication techniques, and equips students with knowledge about the workings of the sports industry. Exposure to both experiential and traditional learning methods is provided by experienced and field tested faculty. Instructors are not just theoretical scholars; they have also worked in the field. Faculty share their vast experiences and actively bridge textbook theory with the reality of the sports industry. Contact me today to learn more about this exciting degree program.
Sports Management Program Director