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The School of Business & Government® 2019 Business Plan Competition is an annual event which is already underway. This competition gives students a chance to develop and pitch a business plan giving real-world value. There are four rounds in which students compete and receive valuable feedback from judges who are business people themselves.

In the first round of the competition, Business & Government professors evaluated the submitted business plans and selected the top ten moving on to round two, which entails a complete presentation pitching their business plans to the panel of judges. In the third round, the top five students or teams pitched to the judges with printed materials showcasing their presentations. Students gain valuable experience in the planning, skills, and knowledge necessary to develop a business plan while given the opportunity to consult with faculty advisors.​

The fourth and final round will be Tuesday, April 9 where the finalists present their PowerPoint and written plans to the judges. The competition culminates with a banquet that evening where the top ten finalists and their guests enjoy an exciting evening as the top five winners of the competition are revealed and awarded cash prizes, the top prize being $5,000.

Articles of Interest

Ohio Christian to Host Fifth Annual Forge Leadership Summit image

Ohio Christian to Host Fifth Annual Forge Leadership Summit

Ohio Christian to Host Fifth Annual Forge Leadership Summit image

Published: July 19, 2019

Ohio Christian University will host the fifth annual Forge Leadership Summit on July 23-27. The five-day conference is the Forge Leadership Network’s foundational event that on-ramps students into their yearlong mentorship academy to develop the next generation of conservative leaders. Forge will welcome 75-80 young adults to the summit where they will participate in dynamic trainings, professional development programs and listen to over two dozen renowned speakers on current issues. “Forge is raising up a farm system for the conservative movement in the state [of Ohio],” said Co-...
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Ohio Christian University will host the fifth annual Forge Leadership Summit on July 23-27. The five-day conference is the Forge Leadership Network’s foundational event that on-ramps students into their yearlong mentorship academy to develop the next generation of conservative leaders. Forge will welcome 75-80 young adults to the summit where they will participate in dynamic trainings, ... Read More
Ohio Christian University will host the fifth annual Forge Leadership Summit on July 23-27. The five-day conference is the Forge Leadership Network’s foundational event that on-ramps students into ... Read More
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Ohio Christian Offers New Concentrations for Online Business Program

Overhead view of the main Ohio Christian campus

Published: July 18, 2019

Ohio Christian University recently announced two new concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Business degree for students in the Adult...
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Ohio Christian University recently announced two new concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Business degree for students in the Adult ... Read More
Ohio Christian University recently announced two new concentrations in the Bachelor of Arts in Business degree for students in the Adult ... Read More
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Happy Independence Day – Praise God for our Freedom!

Happy Independence Day – Praise God for our Freedom! image

Published: July 1, 2019

By Dr. Bradford Sample On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson’s draft of “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America” after about one month of writing, review, and debate. Members of Congress did not argue over the philosophy or basic tenets of the document. Among its most powerful and well-remembered phrases are “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This...
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By Dr. Bradford Sample On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson’s draft of “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America” after about one month of writing, review, and debate. Members of Congress did not argue over the philosophy or basic tenets of the document. Among its most powerful and well-remembered phrases are “We hold these ... Read More
By Dr. Bradford Sample On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson’s draft of “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America” after about one ... Read More
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Students Travel to Alabama, Gaining Sports Business Experience

Students Travel to Alabama, Gaining Sports Business Experience image

Published: May 13, 2019

The Ohio Christian University athletic department and School of Business and Government recently took a trip to Alabama to learn about careers in the sports business field, and network with professionals in the industry. Just a few of the businesses that students had the opportunity to visit were The United States Sports Academy, SEC headquarters, and Reese’s Senior Bowl. After visiting the United States Sports Academy, Ohio Christian University students were featured in a publication for The United States Sports Academy titled, “The Academy.” The feature briefly touched on what...
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The Ohio Christian University athletic department and School of Business and Government recently took a trip to Alabama to learn about careers in the sports business field, and network with professionals in the industry. Just a few of the businesses that students had the opportunity to visit were The United States Sports Academy, SEC headquarters, and Reese’s Senior Bowl. After visiting the ... Read More
The Ohio Christian University athletic department and School of Business and Government recently took a trip to Alabama to learn about careers in the sports business field, and network with ... Read More
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Tom Minnery Named 2019 Faith & Liberty Award Recipient

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Published: April 30, 2019

On Thursday April 18th, Ohio Christian University School of Business and Government presented Tom Minnery with its annual Faith...
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On Thursday April 18th, Ohio Christian University School of Business and Government presented Tom Minnery with its annual Faith ... Read More
On Thursday April 18th, Ohio Christian University School of Business and Government presented Tom Minnery with its annual Faith ... Read More

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School of Business & Government Israel Tour Creates Lasting Impressions

School of Business & Government Israel Tour Creates Lasting Impressions image

Published: June 20, 2018

Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government traveled to Israel May 23 through June 3, 2018.    Thirteen students toured the Holy Land with Passages Israel, a program sponsored by Philos Project and the Museum of the Bible Foundation.  Passages specialize in providing Christian college students with leadership potential a fresh and innovative approach to experiencing the Holy Land. The OCU students encountered the historic landscape of their Christian faith and modern-day Israel.  Significant sites visited were Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea, Nazareth,...
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Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government traveled to Israel May 23 through June 3, 2018.    Thirteen students toured the Holy Land with Passages Israel, a program sponsored by Philos Project and the Museum of the Bible Foundation.  Passages specialize in providing Christian college students with leadership potential a fresh and innovative approach to experiencing the ... Read More
Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government traveled to Israel May 23 through June 3, 2018.    Thirteen students toured the Holy Land with Passages Israel, a program sponsored by ... Read More
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Students Tour NYC Financial District during Wall Street Experience

OCU Students Enjoy Wall Street Experience Word

Published: April 19, 2018

Ohio Christian University’s School of Business...
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2018 Business Plan Competition Is Opportunity to Excel

Samantha Roberts won $5,000 for 1st place

Published: April 17, 2018

On April 6 at the annual awards banquet, five finalists in Ohio Christian University’s 2018 Business Plan Competition received recognition and cash awards. Students enrolled in the School of Business...
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On April 6 at the annual awards banquet, five finalists in Ohio Christian University’s 2018 Business Plan Competition received recognition and cash awards. Students enrolled in the School of Business ... Read More
On April 6 at the annual awards banquet, five finalists in Ohio Christian University’s 2018 Business Plan Competition received recognition and cash awards. Students enrolled in the School of ... Read More
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Ohio Christian University Hosts Epidemic of Hope Event

Ohio Christian University Hosts Epidemic of Hope Event image

Published: February 27, 2018

Former Major League baseball great Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy joined Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Monday, February 26 in the new Ministry...
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Former Major League baseball great Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy joined Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Monday, February 26 in the new Ministry ... Read More
Former Major League baseball great Darryl Strawberry and his wife Tracy joined Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Monday, February 26 in the new Ministry ... Read More
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MBA Profile: Gloria Riley Is Equipping for Greater Purpose

MBA Profile: Gloria Riley Is Equipping for Greater Purpose image

Published: February 26, 2018

“Ohio Christian University is definitely having a significant and symbolic impact on my business, professional, and spiritual life,” declares to Gloria Riley, an MBA student at Ohio Christian University’s AGS Morrow, GA campus. Gloria’s motto is “Growth and development of people is the principal calling of leadership.” As owner of McDonough Insurance and Financial Services in McDonough, GA, Gloria gladly shares how meaningful OCU is to her progress, emphasizing how much she values the Christ-centered education the University is providing.  Having previously earned her undergraduate...
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“Ohio Christian University is definitely having a significant and symbolic impact on my business, professional, and spiritual life,” declares to Gloria Riley, an MBA student at Ohio Christian University’s AGS Morrow, GA campus. Gloria’s motto is “Growth and development of people is the principal calling of leadership.” As owner of McDonough Insurance and Financial Services in McDonough, GA ... Read More
“Ohio Christian University is definitely having a significant and symbolic impact on my business, professional, and spiritual life,” declares to Gloria Riley, an MBA student at Ohio Christian ... Read More