Prospective Freshmen

We don’t ask what you want to be when you grow up. We ask who.

You thrive on competition.
You love working in teams.
You’re a risk taker.
You’re creative.
You analyze every little thing.
You want to have a positive influence in people’s lives.

The College of Business degree encourages all of these characteristics.

Maybe you’re all of these things, maybe you’re just a few. That’s the awesome thing about a degree from the College of Business. You can craft your own experience—and your own values—to craft your future as a professional.

Here’s what you learn.

  • General, core business knowledge
  • Specialized business knowledge through our three departments
  • Strong education of non-business topics throughout the university
  • Improved sense of professional responsibility
  • Confidence and social dexterity in professional situations
  • Extensive experience with team-based work
  • Enhanced ability to think critically, analytically, and strategically

Here’s what it takes.

  • A strong academic record
  • Competitive ACT/SAT scores
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A variety of interests
  • An eagerness to participate

Be our shadow.

Want to see if business is the right degree for you? Sit in on some classes, follow us around. Go to for more info.

Visit campus.

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