Experiential Learning

        A great way to learn is to do.

The very essence of the “salt and light” philosophy of education in the Falls School of Business is to allow you to make a difference through hands-on and practical education. Yes, you will have to know the theory and study hard. But, you will also be given valuable experience. In doing so, you will work with faculty and friends to discover how your gifts in business can be used to make a positive difference in the world.

Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to build a resume that will open doors for your future.

Business Honor Society

DELTA MU DELTA

The Anderson University Falls School of Business sponsors the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta. Delta Mu Delta is an international society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement. This honor is available to business majors who meet the following guidelines:

  • completed 62 credit hours of work toward your degree
  • required cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
  • the required cumulative GPA must put you in the top 20 percent of your college class

Membership eligibility will be determined after the fall semester grades are released, and induction into the local chapter will occur at the Falls School of Business banquet in April.

For more information, contact Dr. Doyle Lucas at (765) 641-4367 or at djlucas@anderson.edu.

Global Studies
Global Studies offers a variety of programs in which students can travel to great destinations both here in the U.S. and abroad for exciting cultural and educational experiences. Many trips offer the opportunity for specially designed courses in which you may earn academic credit toward the completion of your degree requirements.

Dr. Jerry Fox is the director for the program and can be contacted at jmfox@anderson.edu.

Enactus
Enactus logoEnactus is a TEAM of Anderson University students that supports local communities by demonstrating how business can inspire hope and create opportunity. Our end goal is to strengthen the community and improve lives by serving and partnering with local businesses and organizations. Our teams implement projects that are intended to improve the company’s overall success. While serving local organizations students will develop stronger business and leadership skills. Enactus is a way for students to volunteer in the community using business applications.

Benefits students can receive by joining are; leadership positions with scholarships, fulfill a liberal arts credit, opportunity to travel, interact with Fortune 500 companies at career fairs, and experience will boost a resume.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Madison County Corporation for Economic Development logo

Madison County Corporation for Economic Development

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Track Technology Systems, Inc

International Business Institute (IBI)
The International Business Institute (IBI) Program is a 10-week, 12-credit-hour academic summer program that allows business students to incorporate a distinctive international experience into their field of study. The IBI program facilitates personal interaction with business leaders from top multinational corporations. Visits with industry leaders and top policy makers have included Daimler Benz, Nestlé, the Bank of England, and the British Parliament. Travel has included visits to England, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia. Acceptance into the program is on a competitive basis. Students should apply early in the fall semester of their junior year. The program is normally completed the summer between the student’s junior and senior years. For additional information, visit the website, www.ibi-program.org or contact the Falls School of Business.

The IBI Program may be taken to satisfy some requirements for the global business major, the global business minor, the global business concentration in the management major, or the global marketing concentration in the marketing major.

The IBI Program courses are:

  • Comparative Economic Systems — ECON 3250
  • International Trade and Finance — BSNS 4170
  • Global Marketing — BSNS 4250
  • Global Business Strategy — BSNS 4450

Contact Dr. Jerry Fox for additional information.

Marketing Advisory Board
The Marketing Advisory Board (MAB) was formed to provide feedback to both faculty and students about what is going on in the “real world” and to ensure that what we are doing in the curriculum is relevant to the employment world.

Consisting of 13-15 members, MAB represents a wide range of marketing jobs and organizations. The MAB serves as a contact point for students seeking internships and full-time jobs. They also provide mentoring relationships with students.

Annually, the MAB visits campus to review the marketing portfolios of the class ready to graduate.

Raven Investment Fund
If you were a university, would you give a portion of your endowment to a group of college students for them to manage? Anderson University did just that! Students in the investment concentration in the finance major, along with faculty members Terry Truitt and Brock Vaughters, run the Raven Investment Fund.

Imagine being a student who is responsible to manage a real account. Your team will be making trades that impact the endowment of the university.

Students enrolled in BSNS 4150 (Investments), BSNS 4160 (Portfolio Management), and BSNS 6550 (Accounting and Financial Management in the International Economy) manage real dollar investments and earn academic credit.

The Raven Fund has outperformed the S & P 500 benchmark since the funds inception in 2007. In fact, the Raven Fund has been awarded first place in the core-style portfolio competition in the undergraduate division at the Redefining Investment Strategy Education conference. This accomplishment was reported nationally via news media including FUNDfire, A Financial Times Service.

TAPP
TAPP logoFAITH.
SOCIAL JUSTICE.
RELATIONSHIPS.

TAPP stands for Tumaini (“hope”) AIDS Prevention Program. It is a holistic care project that seeks solidarity with those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. It provides training, home-based care, income-generating projects, education, and social support to Ugandan communities.

Contact us at tapp@anderson.edu

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a program offered through the Internal Revenue Service that provides free tax services for local residents who need help but cannot afford professional services. Anderson University students provide the service annually, with the support of FSB faculty.

These services make it possible for residents to get their taxes done at no charge and provides an excellent practical experience for accounting and other business students. VITA is available one night a week during the spring semester through April 15.

For more details, including how to schedule an appointment, see the IRS website.

Come as you are.

Discover who you’re meant to be.

Come see why the Anderson University Falls School of Business is considered a premier business program within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)—or any other collegiate business program, for that matter.