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
Dr. Melody Turnquist-Steed is currently serving as the Assistant Academic Dean at Bethany College. In addition to her administrative duties, she teaches organ, coordinates the sacred music program, and directs the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble & Genesis Ringers.
A native Iowan, Dr. Steed received degrees in Organ Performance from the University of Northern Iowa, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Southern California. She has studied organ with Marilou Kratzenstein, Jesse Eschbach., Roberta Gary, and Cherry Rhodes.
Prior to her appointment at Bethany College, Dr. Steed served as the organist at the prestigious Westwood United Methodist Church where she presided at the Shaffer Memorial Organ.
An active recitalist, she has performed at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the International Trumpet Guild. Along with trumpeter, Keith Benjamin, she performs as the trumpet/organ duo, Clarion. The duo has recorded two compact discs Clarion, New Music for Trumpet and Organ (1994), andNew Vintage (2001) and been featured on the National Public Radio program, Pipe Dreams!, performing Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 551.
Dr. Steed has most recently been honored for her service to Bethany College as a 2013 recipient of the Mortvedt Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership.
Along with trumpeter Keith Benjamin, she performs in the trumpet/organ duo, Clarion. The duo has recorded two compact discs Clarion, New Music for Trumpet and Organ (1994), and New Vintage (2001). Steed has performed as an organ soloist and as a member of Clarion in both Hungary and Romania.