Business at Hiram
Business students at Hiram are trained to be ethically grounded and socially responsible, able to make meaningful contributions to our global society, both personally and professionally.
At Hiram, business students are exposed to a broad liberal arts curriculum, preparing them to be society's future leaders. Organizations like the Investment Club provide students hands-on experience managing a portfolio, while campus media outlets expose them to the field of communication. Hiram's Centers of Distinction also provide ample opportunities for business students to expand and apply what they learn.
The Center encourages creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, research and analysis, networking, and taking action. Students develop their "entrepreneurial mindset" formally through the minor program or by participating in activities and events sponsored by the Center—idea competitions, workshops, "Fireside Chat" speaker series with corporate CEOs, or East Hall residential learning community. They discover their "inner entrepreneur" and profit personally and professionally from their passion.
Named after former U.S. President James A. Garfield, who also served as president of Hiram College, this Center helps students develop skills in public policy as they prepare to become future leaders. Students selected as Garfield Scholars routinely interact with campus visitors who are key national and international policy makers and travel to Washington to observe public policy in action.
Activities such as campus newspaper, yearbook, and radio station actively engage students in campus media outlets.
Hiram students are actively involved in over 80 departmental clubs, organizations, special interest groups, ensembles, and intramural and intercollegiate clubs and teams. Of particular interest to business students, the Investment Club meets regularly to develop investment strategies and then purchase and sell publicly traded stocks with a cash portfolio of approximately $50,000.
Business students can participate in a number of study abroad programs. Recent trips that may be of interest include Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic, Economics in Turkey and Greece and Business Management in China.