College of Business Administration
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Our mission is to graduate highly valued, ethical business professionals prepared to excel in a dynamic global business environment.

Our vision is that the College of Business Administration will be a globally recognized college of choice for scholarly and educational excellence that prepares graduates to succeed in business and society.

Our core values are engagement, execution, and excellence, and they drive us toward achieving our mission.

We help our students realize the American Dream of success, prosperity, and upward mobility through hard work and dedication, not as a right or entitlement. We provide programs and activities that move our students toward academic and career success.
-Michael E. Solt, Dean

College Highlights

CBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Of the more than 15,000 business schools worldwide, only 716 institutions hold this prestigious accreditation.

The Princeton Review recognized the CBA in its influential publication, The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition.

Established in 2005 to advocate for ethical behavior in academic programs and research, the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership is an important local resource in the field of applied ethics.

The Student Center for Professional Development provides a bridge between classrooms and careers, and its Passport to Success program provides the communication and leaderships skills CBA students need to succeed in the business world.

Fundraising Opportunities

Support for Students

SMIF Student Fund. Benefits students participating in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), a year-long honors-level course that gives high-achieving students who wish to pursue investment careers the opportunity to construct and manage actual investment portfolios

SCPD Internship Fund. Supports internships offered through the Student Center for Professional Development (SCPD), which provides resources and programs connecting SCPD students to their peers, to the campus, to the community, and to the corporate world

Support for Teaching, Research, and Academic Enrichment

Annual Support. Current-use gifts are sought for high-priority initiatives such as the Student Center for Professional Development, the Operations Supply Chain Management (OSCM) program, the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, and the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition.

Endowed Support. Long-term support is needed to establish permanent lectureships and endowed faculty positions, such as professorships and chairs.

Support for Capital Projects

  • Upgrades for undergraduate and MBA classrooms
  • Creation of a dedicated Operations Supply Chain Management classroom
  • Upgrades to lecture halls and to facilities housing key programs such as the Student Center for Professional Development and the Associated Business Students Organization Council
  • Improvements to the college's courtyard and outdoor study spaces
  • Bloomberg terminals for use in SMIF courses and interactive display monitors for installation in CBA lobby areas



Michael E. Solt | Dean