As dean of the Ketner School of Business, I get the opportunity to see our students develop into world class leaders and creators of wealth. I am amazed at the growth and momentum on campus. It's a great time to be connected to Trine.

Scott Fergusson, dean

business class

What's your business?

Are you interested in large corporations, non-profit organizations, family-run or small business enterprise? At Ketner School of Business, we will prepare you for every facet of the business world through our practical, hands-on approach and entrepreneurial focus. You'll study real businesses, look into contemporary case studies, participate in internships, and benefit from input by industry leaders - you will see once you're here. It's a Trine Thing.


Simulations, real-world case studies, and internships give you the practical experience that leads you to a meaningful career path after graduation. You'll explore it all—Fortune 500, middle market, small business, and entrepreneurship.


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Alumni in the News

Gifts Utopia

Pictured from left: James Green, Ben Witter, Benjamin Clark and Scott Fergusson, dean of Ketner School of Business.

Alumni Class Year: 2014

Benjamin Clark – B.S.B.A. Major in accounting and finance with a minor in economics. Ben was the 2014 recipient of the R.B. Steward Award, Trine's highest award for graduating seniors.

James Green – B.S. in design engineering technology with a minor in management

Clark and Green developed the idea of Gifts Utopia in a KSB course. They took their idea and won first prize at the Innovation Challenge in spring 2014. Taking the initiative a step forward, they received a start-up grant from Elevate Ventures which will allow them to develop their idea including building of the algorithm, hosting of the website, branding the company and developing marketing materials.

Gifts Utopia is a service that provides the best possible gift for the intended recipient, as chosen by the user of the service. This is accomplished through an information-based search engine that is easy to use and produces a unique and enjoyable gift suggestion. The service also provides reminders and gift suggestions for any event in the customer's life.

Clark now serves as the chief executive officer and Green the business relations manager of Gifts Utopia.



The Ketner School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Accredited majors include: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, Golf Management and Sport Management. Associate degree programs in Accounting and Business Administration are also accredited.