Faculty and students walking into and out of the USF Business Center

Academics

Our Focus

USF’s School of Business is named after Keith Busse ‘73, an innovative business leader and founding member of Steel Dynamics, one of the nation’s largest producers of carbon steel. An alum and Trustee of USF, Mr. Busse selected “Entrepreneurial Leadership” as the School’s distinctive focus.

As he knows from experience, business professionals who employ entrepreneurial thinking add significant value to their communities. Whether they are independent business owners or professionals in an existing company, they serve the greater good through innovation and leadership.

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Our Promise

As a student in the Busse School of Business, you will be challenged, inspired, and mentored to become an outstanding and entrepreneurial business professional. By the time you graduate, you will have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make you a contender in your chosen field. You’ll also have:

  • Direct experience through internships and mentor programs
  • Professional connections
  • Business portfolio
  • Strong ethical foundation, in keeping with USF’s Franciscan values

Be in the Center of the Action

USF’s state-of-the-art Business Center is located at 826 Ewing Street, in the heart of Fort Wayne’s downtown business community. Our stunning facility — the historic Chamber of Commerce building — is updated with the latest technology and learning tools, including:

  • Finance Lab – with real-time market data
  • Collaborative Learning Spaces
  • Computer Work Stations
  • Cougar Café
  • Ample free, safe parking

Programs and Degrees

Explore individual programs to learn more about academics, internships, Business clubs, and to see what students say.

Graduate programs:

Minors available in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (non-business majors)
  • Entrepreneurship (non-business majors)
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Sports Management

Community Engagement Through Busse Events

The Busse School regularly hosts:

  • Industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentorship
  • Busse Talks, featuring leaders from the region’s business community

Faculty

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Accreditation

The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

The following business programs are accredited by ACBSP:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (CPA Track)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Master of Business Administration Online

The following business programs are not accredited by ACBSP:

  • Master of Business Administration in Sustainability (Online)
  • Master of Environmental Health (Online)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (Online)
  • Master of Business Administration to Master of Healthcare Administration Completion Program Track (Online)
  • Master of Organizational Leadership (Online)

Assessment and Program Results

The Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership assessment and program results can be found below.

Assessment Results

Program Results

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Student Achievement