Richard T. Doermer School of Business - Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Most institutions of higher education submit to institutional accreditation which verifies that they have a sense of permanence through bricks and mortar, recurring budgets, and permanent faculty lines. The fundamental purpose of institutional accreditation is to distinguish legitimate institutions of higher education from opportunistic ventures seeking to exploit a market potential to sell a degree. This form of accreditation is afforded in the Midwest region by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. IPFW has received such institutional accreditation by North Central.

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Institutional accreditation does not examine the specifics of particular degree programs, and, as such, must be distinguished from professional accreditation which is program specific. Those schools within a university known as professional schools, such as a business school, have distinct agencies for professional accreditation of their individual programs.

The premier organization which provides for business program accreditation is AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which goes by the simple identifier of AACSB. The underlying purpose of AACSB accreditation is to provide an infrastructure for a continually improving learning environment through a quality assurance mechanism for business programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. This quality assurance process is mission grounded and faculty driven. Moreover, the business school and each of its relevant programs must clearly identify their academic mission and strategic plan; implement policies and processes that are directly tied to this mission, develop assessment mechanisms to evaluate student learning outcomes and the effectiveness of their policies and processes, and provide for the feedback of such assessments to refine and, thus, improve the operating practices. The business faculty, guided by the input from broad-based stakeholder involvement, are responsible for the development, implementation, and continual improvement of the operating policies.

The operating philosophy of the AACSB accreditation process is the pursuit of continuous improvement through the tandem of internal self-assessment followed by external peer review for validation. Both the introspection and peer review stages address such critical issues as:

  • School and program mission and objectives
  • Faculty composition, deployment, development, and qualifications
  • Curriculum content, planning and evaluation
  • Instructional resources and responsibilities
  • Students as the primary customer

In sum, AACSB accreditation promotes excellence and continuous improvement in business undergraduate and graduate education. Together, self-evaluation and peer review assure performance consistent with the stated missions of the program, school, and overall institution.

The Doermer School of Business at IPFW is proud to have achieved accredited status from AACSB International for its baccalaureate and MBA programs. Only schools with AACSB accreditation are eligible to have a chapter of the business honorary society of Beta Gamma Sigma; the Doermer School of Business has maintained an active chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma since 1988.

Richard T. Doermer

Fort Wayne native Richard T. Doermer became a part of the business fabric in this city and in northeast Indiana during the mid-1950s when he started his banking career at the Dime Trust and Savings Bank. Little did he know at the time that it would go through numerous name changes including Indiana Bank and Trust Company, Summit Bank, and finally becoming an NBD Bancorp Inc. affiliate. During those years, Doermer’s jobs and responsibilities grew, too; he was chairman and CEO of the Fort Wayne area NBD operations when he retired on December 31, 1993.

Doermer was much more than a banker. He was an astute businessman in other areas, a public servant, and a philanthropist. He showed his business acumen in the 1980s, when he was the vice chair of the Avis International Corporation of Upland, Indiana. The company has 12 diverse manufacturing facilities in seven states, Canada, and England. Since the early 1960s, he has served on more than a dozen other business boards including Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc., Journal Gazette Publishing Co., and Our Sunday Visitor. He was presented with The Sagamore of the Wabash in 2004, by then-Gov. Joe Kernan, for the more than 25 years he served as a board member of the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund.

He always believed that a solid education in all phases of the business world was paramount to having a successful endeavor. “Partnerships between business schools and local businesses are extremely beneficial to both parties—students get first-hand knowledge in a “real world” setting and the hosting business knows if it hires those students, the money will have been well spent,” he said. To that end, Doermer and his family were very generous with donations to IPFW’s scholarship funds. The university is very proud that its business school now carries his name.

IPFW Mission Statement:

IPFW’s mission is to meet the higher education needs of northeast Indiana. We offer a broad range of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs that meet regional needs, support excellence in teaching and learning, advance and share knowledge through research and creative endeavor, and work with the community to develop intellectual, cultural, economic, and human resources.

Mission Statement for Richard T. Doermer School of Business:

Our mission is to provide quality business education to meet the higher education needs of northeast Indiana. We offer business programs that enrich professional knowledge, problem solving, global awareness, communication, and ethical reasoning skills of students from Northeast Indiana region and beyond. The school strives to produce quality intellectual contributions that primarily focus on management practice and learning pedagogy.

Vision Statement for Richard T. Doermer School of Business:

The Richard T. Doermer School of Business sees itself becoming a leading urban regional business school with national recognition.

Core Values for Richard T. Doermer School of Business

Excellence in student learning, teaching, intellectual contributions and service are all fundamental to the achievement of our mission and the preparation of students for successful careers in northeast Indiana and beyond. The following Core Values shall serve to guide the planning and actions of the faculty and staff of the Doermer School of Business:

  • LEARNING: The intellectual growth of students and the fostering of a culture of life-long learning are of paramount importance.
  • COLLEGIALITY: The premise that the common goals and actions of those representing the School will be pursued for the collective good and in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.
  • RELEVANCE: The critical linkage between the knowledge shared and its operational significance in Northeast Indiana and beyond.
  • SCHOLARSHIP: The pursuit and dissemination of knowledge as it pertains to the mission, vision and goals of the school with a focus on applied and pedagogical scholarship.
  • STEWARDSHIP: The use of limited resources efficiently and effectively and in a timely fashion.
  • TOLERANCE: The unconditional acceptance of diversity.
  • INTEGRITY: The sense of wholeness, consistency, and consonance between one’s actions and espoused values.
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BS Business - Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

The accounting program prepares students for careers such as corporate accountant, certified public accountant, professional tax advisor, internal revenue agent, not-for-profit financial officer, and internal auditor. [+]

Students entering Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) declaring Business as a major will be coded as a pre-business major until the admission requirements below have been met. The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Degree, students will: Be able to integrate fundamental principles of business theory and practice. Be able to solve problems by modeling, analyzing data (qualitative and numeric), and using critical thinking skills. Be able to understand the global and cultural implications of business decisions. Be able to understand ethical considerations in business decision. Be able to understand the relationship between the community and business. Be able to demonstrate the effective communication and teamwork skills. Be prepared for life-long learning in a dynamic environment. Bachelor of Science in Business To be admitted to the Bachelor’s of Science in Business program students must have: completed 60 degree applicable credit hours a cumulative GPA of 2.0 complete the courses listed, having received a C or better in each course with an asterisk and having a GPA of 2.3 or better for all the courses combined (ENG W131 is not included in the GPA calculation) BUS A201*, BUS A202*, BUS J100, BUS J200, BUS K200, BUS K211*, BUS K212*, BUS K213*, BUS L200*, BUS W204*, COM 114, ECON E201*, ECON E202*, ECON E270*, ENG W131*, ENG W233*, MA 229, PSY 120 or SOC S161 No more than 6 credits may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. Both the original and the repeat grade earned will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes course that were taken or repeated at IPFW or any other IU campus. Once you have completed all of the pre-business requirements, you must notify the staff of the student center so that your file can be reviewed. If approved, you will then be asked to declare a major in the BSB program and will be coded in the computer as such. Careers The accounting program prepares students for careers such as corporate accountant, certified public accountant, professional tax advisor, internal revenue agent, not-for-profit financial officer, and internal auditor. [-]

BS Business - Business Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

The study of economics prepares students for various careers in business and government. It also provides an excellent basis for graduate studies in business administration, economics, finance, and law. Recent IPFW economics alumni work as financial services consultants, credit analysts, bank managers, and bank examiners. [+]

Students entering Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) declaring Business as a major will be coded as a pre-business major until the admission requirements below have been met. The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Degree, students will: Be able to integrate fundamental principles of business theory and practice. Be able to solve problems by modeling, analyzing data (qualitative and numeric), and using critical thinking skills. Be able to understand the global and cultural implications of business decisions. Be able to understand ethical considerations in business decision. Be able to understand the relationship between the community and business. Be able to demonstrate the effective communication and teamwork skills. Be prepared for life-long learning in a dynamic environment. Bachelor of Science in Business To be admitted to the Bachelor’s of Science in Business program students must have: completed 60 degree applicable credit hours a cumulative GPA of 2.0 complete the courses listed, having received a C or better in each course with an asterisk and having a GPA of 2.3 or better for all the courses combined (ENG W131 is not included in the GPA calculation) BUS A201*, BUS A202*, BUS J100, BUS J200, BUS K200, BUS K211*, BUS K212*, BUS K213*, BUS L200*, BUS W204*, COM 114, ECON E201*, ECON E202*, ECON E270*, ENG W131*, ENG W233*, MA 229, PSY 120 or SOC S161 No more than 6 credits may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. Both the original and the repeat grade earned will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes course that were taken or repeated at IPFW or any other IU campus. Once you have completed all of the pre-business requirements, you must notify the staff of the student center so that your file can be reviewed. If approved, you will then be asked to declare a major in the BSB program and will be coded in the computer as such. Careers The study of economics prepares students for various careers in business and government. It also provides an excellent basis for graduate studies in business administration, economics, finance, and law. Recent IPFW economics alumni work as financial services consultants, credit analysts, bank managers, and bank examiners. [-]

BS Business - Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

Careers in finance are generally in four fields: corporate financial management; financial institutions or intermediaries (e.g. banks); securities markets (e.g. brokers and financial advisors); and financial managers in government and not-for-profit organizations. [+]

Students entering Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) declaring Business as a major will be coded as a pre-business major until the admission requirements below have been met. The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Degree, students will: Be able to integrate fundamental principles of business theory and practice. Be able to solve problems by modeling, analyzing data (qualitative and numeric), and using critical thinking skills. Be able to understand the global and cultural implications of business decisions. Be able to understand ethical considerations in business decision. Be able to understand the relationship between the community and business. Be able to demonstrate the effective communication and teamwork skills. Be prepared for life-long learning in a dynamic environment. Bachelor of Science in Business To be admitted to the Bachelor’s of Science in Business program students must have: completed 60 degree applicable credit hours a cumulative GPA of 2.0 complete the courses listed, having received a C or better in each course with an asterisk and having a GPA of 2.3 or better for all the courses combined (ENG W131 is not included in the GPA calculation) BUS A201*, BUS A202*, BUS J100, BUS J200, BUS K200, BUS K211*, BUS K212*, BUS K213*, BUS L200*, BUS W204*, COM 114, ECON E201*, ECON E202*, ECON E270*, ENG W131*, ENG W233*, MA 229, PSY 120 or SOC S161 No more than 6 credits may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. Both the original and the repeat grade earned will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes course that were taken or repeated at IPFW or any other IU campus. Once you have completed all of the pre-business requirements, you must notify the staff of the student center so that your file can be reviewed. If approved, you will then be asked to declare a major in the BSB program and will be coded in the computer as such. Careers Careers in finance are generally in four fields: corporate financial management; financial institutions or intermediaries (e.g. banks); securities markets (e.g. brokers and financial advisors); and financial managers in government and not-for-profit organizations. [-]

BS Business - Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

Exciting careers in management abound; all organizations, public and private, require managers. Professional managers are among the most sought after professionals in the marketplace. [+]

Students entering Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) declaring Business as a major will be coded as a pre-business major until the admission requirements below have been met. The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Degree, students will: Be able to integrate fundamental principles of business theory and practice. Be able to solve problems by modeling, analyzing data (qualitative and numeric), and using critical thinking skills. Be able to understand the global and cultural implications of business decisions. Be able to understand ethical considerations in business decision. Be able to understand the relationship between the community and business. Be able to demonstrate the effective communication and teamwork skills. Be prepared for life-long learning in a dynamic environment. Bachelor of Science in Business To be admitted to the Bachelor’s of Science in Business program students must have: completed 60 degree applicable credit hours a cumulative GPA of 2.0 complete the courses listed, having received a C or better in each course with an asterisk and having a GPA of 2.3 or better for all the courses combined (ENG W131 is not included in the GPA calculation) BUS A201*, BUS A202*, BUS J100, BUS J200, BUS K200, BUS K211*, BUS K212*, BUS K213*, BUS L200*, BUS W204*, COM 114, ECON E201*, ECON E202*, ECON E270*, ENG W131*, ENG W233*, MA 229, PSY 120 or SOC S161 No more than 6 credits may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. Both the original and the repeat grade earned will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes course that were taken or repeated at IPFW or any other IU campus. Once you have completed all of the pre-business requirements, you must notify the staff of the student center so that your file can be reviewed. If approved, you will then be asked to declare a major in the BSB program and will be coded in the computer as such. Careers Exciting careers in management abound; all organizations, public and private, require managers. Professional managers are among the most sought after professionals in the marketplace. [-]

BS Business - Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Fort Wayne

A marketing major may pursue a general marketing career or a career in a specialized area of marketing. Exciting job opportunities may be found as an advertising account executive, sales manager, purchasing agent, or in retailing, marketing research, e-commerce, or marketing planning for a variety of organizations. [+]

Students entering Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) declaring Business as a major will be coded as a pre-business major until the admission requirements below have been met. The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B) Degree, students will: Be able to integrate fundamental principles of business theory and practice. Be able to solve problems by modeling, analyzing data (qualitative and numeric), and using critical thinking skills. Be able to understand the global and cultural implications of business decisions. Be able to understand ethical considerations in business decision. Be able to understand the relationship between the community and business. Be able to demonstrate the effective communication and teamwork skills. Be prepared for life-long learning in a dynamic environment. Bachelor of Science in Business To be admitted to the Bachelor’s of Science in Business program students must have: completed 60 degree applicable credit hours a cumulative GPA of 2.0 complete the courses listed, having received a C or better in each course with an asterisk and having a GPA of 2.3 or better for all the courses combined (ENG W131 is not included in the GPA calculation) BUS A201*, BUS A202*, BUS J100, BUS J200, BUS K200, BUS K211*, BUS K212*, BUS K213*, BUS L200*, BUS W204*, COM 114, ECON E201*, ECON E202*, ECON E270*, ENG W131*, ENG W233*, MA 229, PSY 120 or SOC S161 No more than 6 credits may be repeated and no course may be repeated more than once. Both the original and the repeat grade earned will be used to compute the admission GPA. This includes course that were taken or repeated at IPFW or any other IU campus. Once you have completed all of the pre-business requirements, you must notify the staff of the student center so that your file can be reviewed. If approved, you will then be asked to declare a major in the BSB program and will be coded in the computer as such. Careers A marketing major may pursue a general marketing career or a career in a specialized area of marketing. Exciting job opportunities may be found as an advertising account executive, sales manager, purchasing agent, or in retailing, marketing research, e-commerce, or marketing planning for a variety of organizations. [-]

Contact

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Address E Coliseum Blvd 2101
Fort Wayne 46805, United States
Website http://www.ipfw.edu/departments/business/about/doermer.html
Phone +1 260-481-6472