McGraw School of Business

"A Head for Business, A Heart for God, and Hands for Humanity."

The motto for the McGraw School of Business is more than a by-line for faculty and students. The culture and atmosphere is alive and exciting as we seek to help individuals and business organizations prosper and bring glory to the name of Christ. Olivet Nazarene University's School of Business prepares students to shape the future of business and the world.

Accounting

Accounting students receive hands-on experience in taxation, auditing, mergers & acquisitions, cost accounting, budget forecasting and more. This program is taught by CPAs, Attorneys and Ph.D.s – all academic and professional practitioners. 

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Business Administration

Those studying business administration are equipped to plan, organize, direct and control the daily activities of any organization. At Olivet, business administration majors work with area businesses, examine case studies of real companies facing real challenges, and visit successful corporations to learn from their leaders.

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Economics and Finance

The economics and finance program is designed for students who are interested in a variety of financial careers such as analysts, economists, consultants, sales managers, market researchers and more. Students in Olivet’s economics and finance program will study supply and demand, apply mathematical techniques to research, explain economic relationships, and develop forecasts about business cycles, effects of inflations rates and future trends.

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International Business

A degree in international business prepares students for careers with companies and organizations that operate within a global context. Jobs are available around the world — either with companies based in the U.S. that have international operations or with foreign companies. Olivet offers a wide spectrum of in-class education and experience outside the classroom — from adding a foreign language as a double major or minor, to opportunities to study abroad around the world.

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Management Information Systems

Students studying management information systems become experts in analyzing, processing, collecting and storing information. Olivet’s in-depth program prepares students to enter this challenging field far ahead of their peers. Students design and manage the technical tools for effective communication; conduct research on customers, clients, marketing, and productivity; build software to serve specialized needs; create multifaceted website designs; and much more!

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Marketing

Marketing is a diverse, fast-paced world in which professionals work to build loyal groups of customers or clients. Marketing professionals have the opportunity to maximize profits and market share while monitoring and responding to industry trends. In this highly competitive field, Olivet's graduates find opportunities to use their skills and education in almost every industry.

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In 2017, Olivet established The McGraw School of Business in honor of Michael "Mick" McGraw, president and CEO of Eastbrook Homes, to recognize his generous support of the University, his sterling career, his life of service and his Christian character.

Olivet students regularly compete in national competitions to demonstrate their business acumen. Olivet's Enactus presentation team ranked in the top 12 of the 400+ presentation teams in the nation during the 2019-20 academic year. Olivet's Student Society of Human Resource Management (SSHRM) presentation team came out on top among 30 teams in the 2017 Division I Case Competition. 

Degree Requirements

Graduates from Olivet’s McGraw School of Business are poised to find career opportunities in business, industry or government. These young professionals are technologically prepared to help businesses with their systems and assist managers and employees in understanding them. The job outlook for these occupations is growing faster than average due to the ever-growing demand for technology. All programs in School of Business meet the diverse needs of students preparing for future careers. Built within the business courses are the opportunities to earn professional certifications for a variety of software and social media management platforms to add value to students' Olivet experience.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Glen Rewerts, dean of the School of Business, has led Olivet's business program since 1993. A licensed attorney in the state of Illinois, a local businessman and community leader, Dr. Rewerts' passion is for the cause of Christ and the integration of faith into Christian colleges and universities.

McGraw School of Business Faculty

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