What is the Business Advisory Council?

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is a group of representatives from businesses and industry established to help bridge the gap between the University environment and the business and industry sector.

What is the mission of the Business Advisory Council?

The stated mission of the BAC is to assist the College of Business (COB) in preparing students to succeed.

How long has the Business Advisory Council been in existence?


The BAC has been in existence since 1982.  The council was established by a former Dean of the College of Business Louise Hudgeous.


How is the Business Advisory Council structured to accomplish its mission?

Representatives from various companies are involved in this partnership between business and industry with the COB at Central State. In order to fully support the COB and to effectively utilize corporate representatives, the BAC has    established an Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of the BAC chairperson, vice chairperson and four other committee

chairpersons.  Currently there are four functioning committees, Professional Development, Curriculum Enhancement, Fund Raising and PR/Marketing.  Along with coordinating special activities, BAC members volunteer their services on the various committees.

Curriculum Evaluation

The BAC assists in an on-going effort to evaluate the curriculum offered by the College of Business. This is important in order to sustain the level of excellence necessary to produce quality graduates and to ensure that the placement rate within the COB continues to increase.

In what major areas does the BAC support the College of Business?


 The BAC assists in the effort by providing the quality resources needed to perform                comprehensive research to identify opportunities for incorporating improvements to the curriculum.

 Committees of the Business Advisory Council

Fund Raising - The BAC assists the COB by providing funds for the purchase of             instructional equipment and other state-of-the art equipment used to enhance classroom and laboratories instruction.  Fund raising efforts by the BAC also provides the ability for the council to award scholarships to worthy students.

Professional Development -The BAC provides direct assistance to students by    attending classes, presenting corporate      perspectives to various student organizations and providing internships and job search      information to individual students. BAC     members share their corporate experiences to assist in the student’s personal and professional development.

Curriculum Enhancement- The BAC through classroom visitation and review of syllabi recommends modifications and improvements to the curriculum to insure relevance to current business practices and standards.

PR/Marketing - The BAC has recently added this new committee to more effectively communicate all information to its stakeholders.


 The BAC annually sponsors a number of activities. 

These activities include:

¨ Faculty reception with a faculty recognition award

¨ A scholarship awards banquet

¨ LEED “Leaders, Executives, Entrepreneurs and Directors” the program that exposes students to executives from industry

— A business plan competition

— Mock interviews for students and panel discussions visits

— College of Business day picnic

— Ron Cosey Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing

Please note that all golf outing money goes directly to scholarships

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2019 Ron Cosey Memorial

Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday October 11, 2019 

Shotgun Start Time: 10:00 AM

Pre-register by: October 4, 2019

Registration fee: $100

Registration on the Day of Event $110

Registration includes: Greens fee, Cart, 3 meals, drink tickets; gift bag, raffle prizes, performance prizes

Location: Beavercreek Golf Club

2800 New Germany-Trebein Road