Leadership roles in business and other organizations require carefully developed skills.
As part of Bethany College’s Business Department, you will have the opportunity to develop intellectual and practical skills that will serve you well throughout your lifetime and provide a basis for building a successful career.
We believe in active learning. By combining classes, experience, interaction and participation, we help you internalize what you are learning. Our goal is to help you apply your knowledge and skills to business situations and carry these methods and processes into your career.
Bethany’s faculty is committed to your success. Our average student-faculty ratio is 13:1, which allows us time to get to know you and become partners with you in your education.
As a Bethany business student, you will have many opportunities to participate in leadership activities such as:
We help you learn and gain crucial experience while you earn credit through internships. You will gain important skills, make professional contacts and add to you resume.
Business Career Conference
The Business Career Conference is held biennially and gives Bethany students the opportunity to learn from and interact with successful Bethany alumni.
Distinguished Lectureship Series
The Mauney Lecture Series brings distinguished scholars and business leaders who give their perspectives on current topics through public lectures, classroom presentations, discussions and one-on-one conversations with students.
Directed Independent Studies
Students have the opportunity to work with faculty to design interesting and practical courses that give students skills and knowledge in particular areas.
An important part of your business studies at Bethany College are the professional and leadership opportunities offered through the Business Club. This group makes annual tours to major business centers and provides presentations to the campus by business professionals.
Business Education Teaching 6-12
Management with International Management Concentration
Marketing with Emphasis in Network Marketing
Robert Carlson is a professor of business at Bethany College. He has been a member of the faculty since 1983 and is the Business Department Chair.
Carlson has been owner and manager of an accounting, tax and consulting business in Lindsborg since 1975. He is a Certified Tax Professional by the National Society of Tax Professionals. He earned his M.B.A and a B.S.B. in business administration and management, both from Emporia State University.
He has done additional study at Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emporia State University and Augsburg College Mexico Global Study Seminar. Prior to working at Bethany College, he has taught at Emporia State University and Garden City Community College.
Carlson has previous business experience with the U.S. Small Business Administration in Wichita, Kan., Pool and Sinnard C.P.A.s, Gigot Enterprises and Amoco division of Standard Oil.
Carlson is professionally affiliated with, among others, the Midwest Finance Association, McPherson County Economic Development Committee, National Federation of Independent Business and Smoky Valley Development Company.
David Frost is an assistant professor of business at Bethany College. He joined the faculty in 2009, after serving as an adjunct at Bethany for three years. He teaches classes in business management and human relations.
Frost has experience in several areas of business management, including ownership, finance, marketing and human resources. He is also the founder of a non-profit boy’s home.
After completing his bachelor’s degree at Friends University, Frost earned his master’s of science degree in management at Friends in 2004. As an assistant professor of business, Frost hopes to share his experience and education with students while continuing to hone his own skills and knowledge in the field.
Paul Gentine is Associate Professor of business at Bethany College. He has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2000 and has been the Business Department Chair and also serves in the Education Department.
At Bethany College, he teaches classes in business policy, marketing and management. Gentine has more than 37 years of experience in marketing, management and operations, including 22 years with the General Motors Corporation.
After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Social Science from Bethany College, Gentine earned a Masters Degree in Education from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.
More recently, Gentine has taken Advanced Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and received an Honorary Doctor of Automotive Management from the General Motors University of Automotive Management.
Professor Martin has 15 years experience in large CPA firms working in information systems management, continuing professional education management and IT control auditing and seven years of higher education teaching experience in accounting, MIS, and computer applications. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Kansas State University in 1992 and a master’s of public accountancy from Wichita State University in 2002. She was named to the 40 under 40 List as a CPA Technology Advisor in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and has been a speaker for AICPA Tech and Practicioners Conference. She enjoys Kansas State athletics, riding her Harley, cooking and spending time with her family.
Diane Miller started teaching at Bethany in the spring of 2013 as the professor for managerial accounting. She has now expanded her course schedule to include Career Planning.
Miller has been teaching as an adjunct instructor for 14 years, for many different colleges/universities. Before that, she was an accountant for 20 years and a purchasing manager for 15. Miller has been a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) since 2008.
Professor Rogers grew up working on several cattle ranches in Western Kansas and is still involved in his family’s businesses. Before joining Bethany College, he was a full-time administrative staff member and adjunct faculty member at Friends University in both the College of Business and information Technology and Graduate School for nearly 15 years. He has also served as a Senior Faculty Facilitator at Baker University in the MBA Program and as a Lecturer for Computer Science/Information Technology at Newman University.
Professor Rogers earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with specializations in Public Policy and Non-profit Management from Walden University. He also holds a M.B.A. from Baker University and a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Friends University. Dr. Rogers is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honors Society and was inducted into Who’s Who in Kansas Phi Beta Lambda. Dr. Rogers has been awarded the Kansas 4-H Key Award, Lions Clubs Arion Award, and holds the rank of Eagle Scout.