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Dayton University – MBA@Dayton

History

The University of Dayton was established in 1850 in the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic Marian Society, better known as the The Marianists or Marianist Brothers and Priests, in Dayton, Ohio. The 125-acre land that eventually became the campus of the university was originally purchased by the trio of Maximin Zehler, Charles Schultz, and Andrew Edel from farmer John Stuart in 1849, opening the St. Mary’s School for Boys just one year later. Attendance at the university had ballooned from 16 students to nearly 100 before the beginning of the American Civil War, in which the school began provided college preparation courses. Three centerpieces to the university—Zehler Hall, Immaculate Conception Chapel, and St. Mary’s Hall—were completed by 1870. The school began offering official collegiate degrees in 1882.

After decades of expansion, creating the Dayton School of Business Administration, as well as the School of Law, School of Engineering, and the School of Education, the university purchased 115-acres of land from NCR Corp for $18 million in 2009, which is now known as the River Campus. The River Campus houses many of the school’s MBA programs, as well as School of Education and Health Sciences programs.

Location(s)

The University of Dayton School of Business Administration is primarily located in the school’s River Campus location, a 115-acre area that features the Daniel J. Curran Place building, the University of Dayton Research Institute, Center for Leadership, and classroom’s for the schools MBA programs, as well as School of Education and Health Sciences programs.

The campus is located less than 20 miles from the Dayton International Airport.

Facilities

The massive 455,000 square foot Daniel J. Curran Place, located at 1700 South Patterson, features the University of Dayton Research Institute, Center for Leadership, and many MBA program classrooms.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Dayton University School of Business Administration offers a traditional, full-time MBA program, the online MBA@Dayton, and a Master of Finance and a Master of Professional Accountancy.