Developing leaders is at the heart of CCU’s mission.
Developing leaders is at the heart of CCU’s mission. The School of Business aims to meet this mission by producing business leaders with a service orientation who are prepared to navigate the complexity, ambiguity, and differing perspectives often encountered in today’s changing business environment. This program integrates faith into business curriculum without sacrificing program quality.
A Bachelors degree in Business Management or Organizational Leadership equips students with the tools necessary to be effective leaders in organizations with a variety of stakeholders. The sequence of courses covers core competencies that employers are looking for in their new hires: accounting, economics, organizational management, marketing, strategic planning, and information technology.
Students in the School of Business build a strong foundation in business leadership. The degrees in this program are perfect for learners who seek a career in corporate, nonprofit, or public administration. Individuals who complete the curriculum develop the management, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary to succeed in today’s complex organizational environments. Students learn to manage strategically, communicate effectively, and apply cutting edge business principles in ways that create value for the organizations in which they work. Taught by qualified Christian faculty, the courses in this degree are rooted in the principles of the Christian faith and encourage the practice of servant leadership.
Dave Farris is the Department Chair and a professor in the School of Business. Dave’s teaching focuses include economics, international business, marketing, and organizational communication. In addition to teaching, Dave is interested in the way a lived faith can be experienced in the context of a neighborhood like Price Hill in Cincinnati or Winson Green in the United Kingdom. Dave has led service learning trips to Canada and the UK and loves every opportunity to connect students to what they love. Dave began teaching at CCU in 2010.
Assistant Professor of Business (2014). Business Management Department Chair. BS, Cincinnati Christian University; MBA, Xavier University
Aaron Burgess has been teaching and serving in academic positions at CCU since 2003. He is currently the Dean of the Business School and an Assistant Professor in Management. He holds a BA and MA from CCU, an MS in Business & Organizational Leadership from Mount St. Joseph University, and a doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston. Additionally, he has held consulting positions with several organizations including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Sweet Rush Inc., iDesignEdu, Thesys CAT, Drees Homes, Luxottica, and the Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh.
Assistant Professor of Business (2013). BS, MA, Cincinnati Christian University; MS, Mount St. Joseph University; EdD, Northeastern University.