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Why Carson
College of Business?

Gain knowledge, experience, and global perspective

The Carson College of Business equips undergraduate and graduate students to lead enterprises successfully.

Hands-on learning

Experience lies at the core of the Carson College curriculum. In classrooms that simulate enterprise environments, in the organizations of corporate partners, and in locations around the world, Carson students learn by doing. The curriculum bridges disciplines and cultures. Successful business leaders travel to campus to share their expertise. As an undergraduate, you gain firsthand career experience. You emerge as a capable decision-maker, ready to take the reins of leadership.

Global perspective

In a world where business spans national boundaries, leaders who understand global industries and cultures achieve the greatest gains. The Carson College of Business prepares you to succeed with an international experience requirement: an academic program that builds your expertise and confidence as an agent on the world stage. The college offers unique, faculty-led study abroad programs, in which a faculty member travels with a group of students overseas. Students can enjoy the comfort of taking classes taught in English by a familiar instructor, while immersing themselves in a new culture.

Research that drives change

Research conducted by Carson College faculty sets the stage for positive change in industries worldwide. The college’s research strengths include:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Business ethics
  • Hospitality/tourism
  • International operations management
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory theory
  • Alternative risk financing
  • Taxation
  • Behavioral accounting
  • Design in marketing

A community offering vast support

Carson College students enjoy a supportive learning environment. Faculty, staff, and academic advisors genuinely care about students and go the extra mile to help them find success. The stewardship of scores of Carson College alumni strengthens our communities.

“The Carson College of Business really is there for the students. You’re not just a number here. Most of my professors know me by name.”

—Bruce Jones, senior, marketing


The Carson College of Business stands among less than 2 percent of business schools worldwide that have achieved full accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—the longest standing and most respected international business program accrediting entity.