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Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership

Business Students in the Grand Wayne Center

Signature Co-op Programs:
Busse EPIC: 2-3 years work experience
and still graduate in 4 years

Intern at Thompson International Inc.

Internship-based Programs:
2 semesters internship experience
and preparation for successful careers

Two students in a discussion

Graduate Programs:
Developing successful, knowledgeable
managers and entrepreneurs

Male writing notes

The SOBEL Advantage:
Extensive opportunities to engage
the real world

Doug Meador instructing a student

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.

Dean's Welcome

Robert Lee

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.


Our EPIC Programs