Scharnberg Business and Communication Center

Goal: $40 Million

The new Scharnberg Business and Communication Center will tell the story of business as missions while providing a space for excellent academic preparation and spiritual growth. As one of the largest schools at Cedarville University, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business will finally have room to grow. Located beside Cedar Lake, this facility will offer stunning views and ample community space for students to gather and collaborate. A 500-seat classroom — divisible into three smaller units — expands our ability to host special guest lecturers and our largest classes. New classrooms are the heart of this building, providing venues for our world-class faculty to train students for marketplace success from a biblical worldview.

Construction Update - May 2024

Rendering Flythrough

Construction Cam

Building under construction
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The first floor will have a designated space for the new Berry Center for Free Enterprise. These, along with our other academic programs, demonstrate the Plaster School of Business’ commitment to capitalism and free enterprise. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program now offers five specializations, as well as PharmD/MBA and MSN/MBA dual-degree programs. Cedarville’s CPA pass rate continues to be among the best in the nation, and finance majors are outperforming the markets as they manage University endowment funds in a portfolio of equity securities in the Applied Portfolio Management course. It is time for the School of Business to have a state-of-the-art home that matches the quality and innovation of its programs and faculty.

The Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity will also have a new home on the second floor of the Scharnberg Business and Communication Center. This new contemporary space will spotlight our in-demand cyber program that has already been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the National Security Administration, one of only 22 in the nation with this recognition.

The Center will feature offices for faculty fellows and for the center’s director; a cyber classroom for lab exercises and cyber team activities; research space for industry-sponsored research and senior design projects; and a collaboration area. There will also be a beautiful glass-enclosed space and a veranda facing Cedar Lake for events such as alumni and industry partner receptions.

Will you join us in equipping students who will make a difference for Christ in the global marketplace?

Floor Plans and Renderings

Leave a legacy or honor a loved one with your naming-level gift, which may be given as a one-time contribution or over four to five years. Please pray about a $5,000 gift per year for the next five years to name an office or a $25,000 gift per year over the next four years to name a classroom.

Your gift of $20, $50, $100, or more will help us create a business-as-mission learning environment and provide a setting where 21st century entrpreneurs are trained and prepared to influence every facet of society for Christ.

Opportunity Gift Amount
Offices $25,000
Common Areas and Study Spaces $25,000–$1,000,000
Classrooms $100,000–$1,500,000
Conference Spaces $150,000–$1,000,000
Trading Room $750,000
Auditorium $3,000,000

God is doing amazing things in the Plaster School of Business, increasing us both numerically and in technical capability. This growth will continue to flourish in a building that can be designed to optimize student performance going forward.
Dr. Jeff Haymond, Dean of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business

A building that encourages community plays a vital role in the success of a business program. The new Scharnberg Center will be designed with team collaboration in mind and will enable entrepreneurial efforts. The new business building will foster community and equip future business leaders for lifelong success.
Cameron Roseman ’22, Marketing