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About the College of Business

We take pride in being home to one of the nation’s best choices in business education. Since 1836, we’ve worked to create a place that is invested in providing a dynamic learning environment designed to keep pace with the evolving business landscape and actively prepare our students for career success.

Our continued development is no small matter. From strengthening our community of talented faculty and staff to maintaining an average 91% employment three months after graduation, our stride forward remains focused, diligent, and dedicated to changing the face of business.

Our Mission

We inspire innovators who strategically create value. We motivate leaders who serve with grit and determination. We nurture self-aware citizens who better  the world of business.

Our Core Values

  • We serve students first, so they serve.
  • We teach principled leadership.
  • We embrace diversity of thought and community.
  • We offer individualized paths to success.
  • We foster relationships that last.
  • We deliver on our promises.

Our Strategic Plan

The 2022-2026 College of Business Strategic Plan was developed through an iterative process involving key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff and the Executive Advisory Board.

Strategic Plan 2022-2026

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of COB classes are integrated with an experiential learning component.
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  • College Leadership

    Learn about COB's leadership team — providing direction, removing roadblocks, and ensuring progress faculty, staff, and students.

  • Executive Advisory Board

    In addition to supporting University-wide initiatives, EAB members also contribute to College of Business projects, provide curriculum input that reflects ever-changing business trends, and help strategize long-term goals.

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Top Ranked

Our undergraduate programs were ranked among the best business program for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report.

College of Business Fast Facts & Rankings