College of Business Administration
Since 1961, the College of Business Administration (COBA) has provided excellence in higher education, research, community leadership and service. From its renowned academic business programs to community-involved faculty to acclaimed research centers, COBA is a vibrant place that has prepared over 25,000 graduates for success in a demanding job market.
The mission of the College of Business Administration is to deliver a quality business education to our international, regional, and local communities through teaching, research, service to our stakeholders, and the effective use of technology. We strive to facilitate economic development and entrepreneurial activity and adhere to the core values of continuous improvement, high ethical standards, and diversity in the educational environment.
Business students have a choice of business professional organizations, such as chapters of the American Marketing Association, Institute of Management Accountants, American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Association of Black Accountants, the College of Business Executive Council, Entrepreneur Alliance, the Finance and Economics Association and Beta Alpha Psi National Honors and Professional Organization for accounting and finance students.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – Accounting
COBA is housed in Kirschman Hall which contains two large computer laboratories. The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism has a state of the art facility that includes a dining room, commercial kitchen, and demonstration lab with classroom. The College also features the AT&T Entrepreneurship Center, the Center for Economic Development, the Institute of Real Estate Research, the Division of Business & Economic Research, and the Hospitality Research Center (a Center of Excellence at the University and the premier hospitality and tourism research center in the nation). The Department of Economics and Finance has editorial management over two academic journals: the Public Finance Review, a semi-annual economics journal for the study of the public sector on the economy and the Review of Financial Economics, published biannually and includes scholarly contributions from academics and practitioners in financial economics.