Inaugural Dean Shares Vision for School of Business Administration

by Jennifer Hodges, Public Relations Writer

Retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, the inaugural dean of Cedarville University’s newly formed School of Business Administration (SBA), wants his School to become a leader in biblical and innovative business education.

According to Reno, this can be accomplished by equipping students to become highly skilled professionals. As a result, the School of Business Administration will be strengthened both externally and internally and will connect Cedarville University to regional and national employers. Reno anticipates introducing an online MBA program in 2013, which is now pending approval from the Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission. 

At Cedarville, 12 percent of the student body is pursuing majors within the SBA, including accounting, finance, global economics and international business, information systems, management, marketing and sport management.

The SBA prepares students for a variety of career opportunities by providing real-life experiences, which is highlighted by the Integrated Business Core. In this program, students start and run a business as part of their course work. They also benefit from the University’s KeyBank Trading Room, which provides a realistic environment for online portfolio analysis using Bloomberg software.

Reno graduated from Cedarville University in 1970. He returns to Cedarville after serving for 38 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Celebrating 125 years of inspiring greatness, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at