Johnson School of Business

Successful Business Woman Soaring in Career from Business Administration Degree from Hodges U

Best Business School in Southwest Florida

Hodges University Johnson School of Business (JSOB) is one of the top business schools in Southwest Florida. We offer degree programs in undergraduate and graduate studies in business, management, and accounting with various minors and concentrations. Some of the characteristics that make the Johnson School of Business different are:

We are small enough to know you by name and large enough to earn the accreditation you deserve for the careers you want.

  • Our class sizes are small and that means you get one on one attention to help you when you need it. Our average class size is 14:1.
  • If it’s been a while since you’ve been in school, we have the staff on hand to assist you in studying and writing to the rigor that is necessary for your success.
  • Our Faculty are experienced practitioners in their respective fields. They’ve either worked or are working in the field you are studying. That makes you more prepared than ever to enter the work-place with the knowledge you need to succeed.
  • We offer courses designed to make it easy for adult students to achieve their degrees. Online Courses. Blended Courses. Day and Evening Courses. Internships. Accelerated Learning. Whichever option appeals to you, we have a pathway that will lead to you achieving your goals.
  • Contemporary with a focus in real-world, applied knowledge in your field of study.
  • Dean of the Johnson School of Business, Aysegul Timur, has an open door and invites her students to stop by her office anytime.

The philosophy of the Johnson School of Business matches that of Peter F. Drucker the famous management guru who has been given credit in saying, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Cohen 2010).

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The Johnson School of Business Clubs and Organizations

The Johnson School of Business Club

The mission of the Johnson School of Business Club is to assist current students and alumni in integrating learning with the real business world. We bring the real business world to our students through networking opportunities with other students and business professionals, mentoring, a speaker series, and other activities that support students and graduates in achieving their professional career goals.

The Johnson School of Business Club also promotes diversity and believes that diversity is an important part of the health of any organization.

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society 

Established in 1994, The Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society was developed to honor business, management and administration students who attain superior records in business programs at schools and colleges with regional accreditation.

For considering in the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, you must rank in the upper 20 percent of your class, have completed two years of undergraduate or one year of graduate work, and be of good moral character. The society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship and personal accomplishment. The society also encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

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The effectiveness of our students’ education and achievements are regularly assessed to assure that the best possible Student Learning Outcomes are achieved through continuous improvement measures in the areas of business.

Accreditation of The Johnson School of Business

Hodges U Johnson School of Business is accredited beyond the required regional accreditation of Hodges University. We believe in ensuring our students are qualified to take on the positions that they will desire when they receive their degree. After all, attending an accredited university with the programs that will help you grow in your career and find a position that is a great match for your education and experience is the purpose of furthering your education.

Hodges University is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Associate in Science in Accounting
  • Associate in Science in Business Administration

Meet The Johnson School of Business Benefactor 

Kenneth Oscar Johnson was a distinguished chemical engineer, respected petroleum industry executive and a venture capitalist who helped small companies succeed. To honor his legacy of professional excellence, entrepreneurial ingenuity and generous support of Hodges University’s educational mission, the university renamed its School of Business to the Johnson School of Business at Hodges University in 2006.

Johnson commented on how honored he was to have his name associated with Hodges University. He observed, “I’ve watched this school grow over the years. The dedication with which its staff and faculty have worked to help people better their lives is important for families and the Southwest Florida community.”

Johnson was raised in Minnesota. His father died when he was three, leaving his mother to raise him and a younger sister. He started developing his entrepreneurial skills early in life; selling his mother’s baked goods, maintaining a paper route, working on a farm and frequently fishing for the evening meal. Tragedy struck again when his mother died when he was 15, leaving Johnson to support himself and his younger sister. He worked his way through the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.

He started his career with ESSO (known as Exxon Mobil today) in 1942 with a net worth of $32. Johnson immediately worked to develop new high-octane fuels to power America’s fleet of fighter planes that emerged during World War II. In addition to having several U.S. patents to his credit, Johnson’s 32-year career culminated with his rise to the manager of wholesale sales for Exxon.

In 1974, he became CEO of Florida-based Belcher Oil whose company earnings doubled annually under his leadership. Three years later, he negotiated the sale of Belcher to Coastal Corporation where, in addition to maintaining executive responsibilities, he served as a member of the parent board of directors. Johnson has also served on other various boards of directors: Southeast Bank, New World Symphony, Florida State Chamber of Commerce and Citizens Board of the University of Miami. In addition to his current endowment, Johnson has previously named state-of-the-art computer rooms at Hodges University to honor his deceased wife of 58 years, Margery Johnson.

Johnson always stressed the importance of integrity, character, and reputation. He often spoke of the art of negotiation, knowing how to deal with people and understanding differing global and cultural perspectives as essential to forging success in the world of business today. Until his passing on October 15, 2008, Johnson resided in Naples, Florida; Durango, Colorado; and Houston, Texas, where his son, Eric, and two grandchildren also live.