- Signature Co-Op Programs
- Internship-based Programs
- Graduate Programs
- The SOBEL Advantage
- Learning Your Way
2 semesters internship experience
and preparation for successful careers
The SOBEL Advantage:
Extensive opportunities to engage
the real world
Learning Your Way:
Rigorous academic programs that
embrace different learning styles
Welcome to the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are leading the way to provide extended experiential learning opportunities through our Busse EPIC undergraduate programs where students graduate with 2 years of real-world work experience in just 4 years. Our rigorous business curriculum integrates international topics, entrepreneurship and ethics.
In the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership business is good. At USF, business isn’t all about spreadsheets and profit margins. Our Franciscan values will teach you how to be a shining example of what is right and good about business.
We believe that entrepreneurship and commerce can be instruments for good, that business management skills are only as useful as your values, and that the courage to do what is right defines success of any enterprise.
We offer students the opportunity to learn the key business concepts in a classroom intensive program with internships as part of the curriculum. Or, our students can choose to focus more on a Co-Op experience and receive two years of real-work experience and executive mentoring prior to graduation.
Either way at USF, Business is Good.
- Bob Lee, Dean
Students Score High Worldwide
Students (from left) Eric Jaszarowski, Dzenana Sakinovic and Tate Dishman, recently completed the Business Strategy Game by McGraw-Hill/Irwin Inc. with the highest score globally, along with 43 other teams. From 323 colleges and universities with almost 6,000 teams, all participated in the simulation exercise during spring semester. The simulation is an essential part of the business strategy course required for all upper division business students.
UPDATE: As of Monday, May 5, 2014, students were in 1st place in their group after round one.
The 7th Annual Business Plan Competition Winners
First Place- Fall Ball Series-$2000
Senior Accounting student, Cassondra Loshe
Senior Business Administration student, Katherine Nix
Sophomore Business Administration student, Haley Roehm
Second Place- Breast Friends-$1000
Freshman Business Administration student, Nicole Norton
Freshman Business Administration student, David Hamel
Third Place- Thrive-$500
Junior Liberal Studies student, Molly Pyle
The winning business plan written and created by (from left) Cassondra Loshe, Katherine Nix and Haley Roehm scored them $2,000 at the 7th annual Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership business plan competition held recently at North Campus on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Travel to Europe!
Our School is hosting a European trip coming up on May 17th - 27th. Watch for pictures forthcoming.