About the Department
Upon graduation, students in the Business/Computer Information Technology division are well prepared for life after Hesston College. The division has a number of two-year degree programs that prepare students to enter the workforce as well as four year transfer degree programs which allow students to extend their higher education in a number of different majors.
During their time at Hesston College, students are encouraged to make connections outside the college through contacts with alumni, local businesses, and MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates). Hesston College business students participate in internships and coops as well as attend workshops, conferences, and lectures on campus, in the community, and across the country to gain practical business experience beyond the classroom setting.
Instructors have the opportunity to work with students in many different ways, serving as instructors and mentors to the students during their two years on campus. Instructors get to know the students closely through the small class sizes, their role as advisors, and the ability to work with students in multiple classes throughout their time at Hesston College.
The students find a supportive environment in the Business/CIT division. Students work closely with each other and their instructors in a community that is both supportive and challenging. Instructors work to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks.
Mission and Philosophy
Hesston College exists to develop persons toward the model of Jesus Christ as revealed in his life and teachings and toward active participation with the body of Christ, the church in the world. This commitment calls for a style of education that is radically person centered. The focus of the college community is the nurture and development of the student.
The mission of the Business department at Hesston College is to provide technologically current, experience-based education with application of learned skills to further education or the work place; to develop critical thinking skills; and to provide opportunities for students to develop ethical business and personal standards.
The Hesston College Business/CIT Division is designed
- To develop foundational understandings and skills for the four-year transfer student and
- To develop a broad-based knowledge of business and computer skills for the two-year student.
The Business and Computer Information Technology division provides students with courses that are common to other four-year business and computer students during their freshmen and sophomore semesters.
Scholarships and Awards
- Harper Industries Internship
- Bill Mason Business Scholarship
- Business Student of the Year