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Lourdes MBA Faculty

Meet the MBA Faculty at Lourdes University

The MBA faculty at Lourdes is on a first-name basis with all MBA candidates. The members come with real-life experiences working within Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, as administrators and officers, and many have extensive teaching careers spanning decades. The MBA faculty members possess terminal degrees within their fields of expertise and have extensive networks to match MBA candidates with key figures within the spheres of business, whether regionally, nationally or globally.

About the MBA Faculty

Experienced, ethical leaders, Lourdes MBA faculty are always available to their students. They work closely with colleagues and community contacts to provide perspectives for students that cover a vast array of disciplines. The faculty believes that the small classroom approach enriches the culture of their classes. Faculty members engage their students in an environment based on Franciscan values—learning, reverence, service, and community. They have consistently high expectations that the MBA candidates will be active learners and leaders.

What should you expect when you become a Lourdes MBA candidate? You will find MBA faculty from many disciplines of study, with backgrounds ranging from non-profit law, accounting, and international business to engineering and Fortune 500 senior executives. We have faculty with dozens of published works who are skilled presenters globally and frequently invited to professional conferences. Our small group of faculty work together to present a strong MBA experience for our students.

  • A 3-to-1 student to faculty ratio gives you direct and personal contact with professionally and academically qualified leaders in business
  • All faculty bring real-world experience to the program
  • Student-centric faculty are actively involved in strengthening students' skills
  • Faculty professionals are committed to teaching and providing individual guidance

Our MBA faculty members are ready to meet you!

Contact us today!

Ryan D. Butt, J.D.
Interim Dean and Assistant Professor of Business & Leadership
Director of Master of Business Administration Program

J.D., Valparaiso University
M.S.A., B.A., University of Notre Dame
Office: ASI 266
Phone: 419-517-8929
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Robert Arquette, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
J.D., The University of Toledo
M.B.A., Bowling Green State University
B.I.S., Lourdes College
Email | Faculty Page



Philip R. Fink, J.D., C.P.A.
Professor of Business
J.D., Ohio Northern University
M.B.A., B.B.A., The University of Toledo
Office: ASI 276
Phone: 419-824-3702
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Phil Fink

Dean C. Ludwig, Ph.D.
Professor of Business & Leadership
Vice President of Enrollment

Ph.D., M.B.A., Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
B.A., University of Detroit
Office: ASI 156
Phone: 419-824-3686
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Patricia K. O’Connell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Leadership
Ph.D., The University of Toledo
B.S., Miami University
Office: ASI 272
Phone: 419-824-3698
Email | Faculty Page

Patricia O'Connell