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Business

Character, Intellect & Leadership

Learn to make organizational decisions according to the highest ethical standards and steward resources of for-profit, not-for-profit and service organizations.

Integrate Faith and Biblical Principles into the Practice of Business

The Business and Economics department aims to develop the character and intellect of our students and to equip them with skills to be Christlike scholar-servants who will steward the resources of for-profit, not-for-profit, and service organizations.

Ben DiCrasto ’20…

…shares his experience as a business administration major.

Emily Blosdale ’20…

…shares her experience as an accounting major.

Dedicated Faculty

Our goal as faculty members is to equip our students for professional success and help them integrate their faith and Biblical principles into their practice of business.

Liberal Arts Advantage

We believe that our liberal arts approach (where students take half of their courses in business and half in other disciplines) is of great benefit to our students, making them better businessmen and women.

Studying business at Houghton provides a student with a top quality education, rooted in ethics, leadership and responsibility, but the benefits of the business program do not stop there; Houghton’s business students also have at their disposal a plethora of exciting opportunities in applied learning both at home and abroad.

Applied Learning

  • Our Student Investment Group manages a six-digit real money portfolio.
  • The innovative Houghton Student Enterprises group plans, manages, and operates numerous on-campus businesses.
  • Students interested in human resources management run Houghton’s student chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.)
  • Accounting students operate an IRS-sanctioned VITA tax return preparation service as a community service each year.
  • Professional members of the business community are brought to campus regularly through our BEST Talks to meet with students and present seminars on topics of current interest in the business world. Guest lecturers have included the CEOs of Johnson and Johnson and Cardone Industries.
  • Every student is involved in at least one for-credit internship as part of their program.

International Opportunities

Careers in Business

A Houghton degree in business or accounting opens doors to a variety of careers

What They’re Doing

  • AFLAC
  • Alliance Advisory Group
  • Athletes in Action
  • American Center for Law & Justice
  • The Buffalo Bills
  • Cardone Industries
  • Cisco
  • CompassCare Pregnancy
  • Corning
  • Datatel
  • Deloitte
  • The Federal Reserve Bank
  • First National Bank Mozambique
  • Fisher-Price
  • Frito-Lay
  • Gelia, Inc.
  • Hyatt Regency
  • HSBC Bank
  • IBM
  • M & T Bank
  • Mercy Corps
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nordstrom
  • Paychex
  • Pfizer
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • QVC
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • The Salvation Army
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Travelers Group
  • U.S. Air Force
  • The Vanguard Group
  • The World Bank
  • Yahoo!

Grad Schools Attended

  • Alfred University
  • Babson College
  • Boston University
  • Clarkson University
  • College for Financial Planning
  • Cornell University
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Eastern University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Harvard Business School
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jones International University
  • Keller’s School of Management
  • Loyola College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • North Central University
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State
  • Purdue University
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Denver
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wyoming
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