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
Douglas Smith, associate professor of criminal justice, has been at Bethany College since 2005, but has taught at the college as an adjunct instructor since 1978. He teaches classes in police, probation, delinquency and administration, and criminology. He also founded the Bethany College Law and Order Club.
Smith has over 35 years of experience in criminal justice. He worked in the 28th Judicial District Court, Salina, Kan., as Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Director of Court Services and Trial Court Administrator I.
He was a board member of the Salina Youth Care Foundation and was twice elected president of the Kansas Association of Court Services Officers. He served on committees for the Kansas Supreme Court and assisted in developing an interdisciplinary investigation team for child abuse cases. His work on this team garnered acclaim from the National Association of District Attorneys and the Federal Department of Health and Welfare.
Smith earned his Master of Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.