Director of Graduate Programs in Business

Columbus, Ohio
Nov 02, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Graduate Program Director is the academic leader of the graduate programs in the Division of Business. Working closely with the faculty in the graduate programs and the Division Chair, as well as with the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Program Director ensures the smooth operation and quality of the program. The Graduate Program Director collaborates with the faculty members who teach in the programs and members of the division.

Responsibilities of the Graduate Program Director include:

  • a. maintaining good communication within the graduate programs, and between the programs and appropriate departments/divisions, division chairs, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and graduate program directors;
  • b. engaging in curriculum assessment and program review, and writing related catalog change proposals to present to the Graduate Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee;
  • c. participating in Graduate Council, which is the working group of graduate program directors;
  • d. maintaining course rotation schedules for the graduate programs;
  • e. developing course schedules for each semester, including summer;
  • f. hiring and mentoring adjunct instructors for the graduate programs;
  • g. managing program budgets;
  • h. providing academic advising to students in the programs;
  • i. working with the Office of Graduate Admissions to coordinate admission processes, events, open houses, and recruiting opportunities;
  • j. making admission decisions on applicants to the programs;
  • k. maintaining smooth conduct of the programs which might include such things as improvement of library holdings; recommendation of students for honors, further graduate study, jobs, and special programs; coordination and administration of comprehensive examinations; and
  • l. leading online and face-to-face course development and revisions

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Ohio Dominican University MBA Program is designed to provide students a comprehensive business education while stressing ethical leadership and strategic agility. The program offers students a learning experience consistent with Ohio Dominican University's tradition of providing intellectual development and growth in truth and ethical perspective while advancing career readiness in the dynamic, competitive, and increasingly globalizing world of business. The Program successfully prepares graduates to serve in middle- and senior-level leadership roles in a wide variety of organizations.

Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM)

The Ohio Dominican University MSSM program is designed for students who wish to acquire the managerial competencies to successfully work in the dynamic and growing field of sport. This degree prepares students with an advanced knowledge of sport management and analytic base in management to meet the needs of one of the fastest growing international industries through a curriculum based in sport business. The program is well connected to Central Ohio’s most influential sport organizations, and works to leverage these relationships for meaningful internship and career opportunity for the students.


Students may complete the MBA program entirely online or face-to-face, or through a blend of face-to-face and online courses. The MSSM program is exclusively online. This position requires a master’s degree in a business discipline, economics, or sport management; doctorate in a business discipline, economics, or sport management, and a background in both business and sport preferred. The successful candidate must have online and face-to-face teaching experience in an MBA, MSSM, or another business-related graduate program, and be willing to teach at least 5 MBA and/or MSM courses each year. Previous experience as program director or department chair preferred. Proficiency with MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. Exceptional supervisory and communication skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators are needed to do the job successfully. This position is a 12-month appointment with normal fall, spring, and summer hours, depending on teaching and recruiting responsibilities. This position will start as soon as a viable candidate is secured.

Ohio Dominican University is Central Ohio’s Catholic University. In-demand majors, graduate programs, and an outstanding liberal arts foundation prepare students to succeed in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Columbus is one of America’s top collegiate cities, and provides ODU students with access to internships and practical experiences, as well as a thriving job market after graduation.