College of Business Administration

ACU’s College of Business Administration prepares you for life as a professional who leads with courage and Christian conviction. Through powerful mentorship and intentional engagement, our faculty lean into their roles as your educators in business and technology, training you in the most current practices and connecting you with networks of industry leaders. This is what igniting your passion looks like.

ACU’s College of Business Administration prepares you for life as a professional who leads with courage and Christian conviction. Through powerful mentorship and intentional engagement, our faculty lean into their roles as your educators in business and technology, training you in the most current practices and connecting you with networks of industry leaders. This is what igniting your passion looks like.

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In a world where the problems that need solving are constantly changing, the College of Business Administration graduates students who excel at developing creative solutions. Here you will receive an AACSB-accredited degree of the highest caliber under faculty dedicated to integrating faith, leadership, ethics and technology. Choose from our recognized programs in accounting, finance, management, marketing, technology, computing and game design.

Distinctive Experiences

ACU’s College of Business Administration offers seven majors and encompasses the School of Information Technology and Computing, all set to fully prepare for your future with a well-rounded, Christ-centered education that places you steps ahead of your peers from other schools. This is where you belong for growth.

Below is just a sampling of our College of Business Programs. Be sure to visit each department above for more programs offered at ACU.


Combine your excitement for numbers and your drive to push projects forward with a degree in accounting. Opportunities to study abroad, gain powerful internships and pursue academic research add to your value as you step toward your next venture. An advanced master’s program is available to earn your master’s in accounting with one additional year on campus. Learn more about earning a bachelor’s in accounting.
See Why Accounting Adds Up

Computer Science

Tackle exciting problems in a world with a growing amount of data. If you enjoy problem solving and logic, gain a broad-based education and experience in programming languages, problem solving, classical algorithms, project design and more while developing your critical thinking, leadership and communication skills to grow in your career.
Develop in Computer Science

Digital Entertainment Technology

#29 of Princeton Reviews Top 50 Game Design programs, ACU’s DET major fosters your creative storytelling, developing within you the skills to take your idea from concept to full-blown production in market. Offering two concentrations in cinematic and game development, prepare your portfolio that speaks to your strengths, demonstrates where you’ve overcome challenges and sets you apart from the competition. Design your future with digital entertainment technology.

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Lead the way through financial inquiries with confidence. Our student-run investment fund recently reached a $2 million value and guarantees you significant hands-on experience to put into practice at an internship, conference or pitch. Launch your career from here.

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The most flexible of COBA’s majors, a management degree (BBA) prepares you for a range of organizations – from startups to Fortune 500 companies – with the tools to hone your skills and expand your competencies. Specialize in one of four concentrations and continue to receive a broad-based education and experience in a variety of business- and technology-related subjects.

Introduce Yourself to Management

Entrepreneurship Minor

Working hand-in-hand with COBA’s Griggs Center, the new entrepreneurship minor allows you to add the education necessary to see your big ideas come to fruition. The Griggs Center becomes your greatest ally, providing the physical space and intentional mentorship that produces greatness.

Give power to your creativity.

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Isabella Mardiaga

Student Spotlight
Isabella Mardiaga is determined to make the most out of her ACU education. A double major and campus leader, Isabella credits the relationships with her COBA professors for her success, landing an impressive internship for a Chicago firm after being introduced to CEOs and carrying the principles of navigating business from Leadership Summit.

“All of my experiential learning has been crucial to developing my goals and who I aspire to be.”


Lytle Center

Lytle Center in the College of BusinessGuides the Climb
Envision your growth as a leader like the climb up a mountain. With each step, you’re closer to the pinnacle, adjusting to your surroundings, gauging your goals, strengthening your resolve. The Lytle Center helps set your pace, from Basecamp to Leadership Summit, guiding you forward and calling you upward to be captured by the vision God has for your life.

Griggs Center

Griggs Center in the College of Business

An Entrepreneur’s Dream
ACU students are exceptional entrepreneurs. Many already have their own business or at least a strong idea for one when they arrive on campus. The Griggs Center fosters that spirit of entrepreneurship, equipping you with the knowledge and mentorship necessary to take your passion to the next level.


College of BusinessProfessional Development
The EDGE (Explore, Develop a Plan, Gain Experience and Employment) Professional Development Program is COBA’s in-house career center setting you up for success beginning your freshman year. Intentionality is key in your preparation to compete for internships and jobs as you advance toward your degree and jobs. EDGE utilizes online self-learning Canvas course modules, weekly workshops, one-on-one coaching appointments and campus resources to give you a significant advantage.

Why ACU?


Our Students Succeed

From classroom to the boardroom, our students are rising in their professions, stepping into new opportunities as leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, account managers and many other creative and influential positions. Your path forward is full of preparation necessary to grow your passion into a bright catching fire.

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International Influence Begins Here

COBA hosts the first-established study abroad programs on campus, taking students for semesters and summer trips to our locations in Oxford, Leipzig and Uruguay. These programs introduce you to international business practices, working with local companies and organizations for hands-on experience consulting and project management.

Discover What Abilene Holds for You

Abilene, Texas, is home to many local businesses born from the driven creativity of COBA students. Coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques tell the story of how ACU is woven into our community and make for excellent stops when you’re in town for a campus visit. Come see for yourself what COBA offers you.

In the News!

Ghana native inspired to use business, ministry degrees to advance family’s nonprofit

A group of top students in Abilene Christian University’s May 2023 graduating class were honored April 27 in the Chapel on the Hill during the University Scholars awards ceremony.


Students in the College of Business Administration have a chance to put their business education into practice by selling their products at the annual Venture Out Market, highlighting 16 student-run businesses associated with the Founders Club, which is a part of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy.


Abilene Christian University has been named one of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs for 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report, a highly respected industry and education ranking provider.


ACU’s College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

Of the thousands of institutions in the world offering business degrees, only 5% have earned AACSB accreditation. Of that 5%, COBA is proud to be one of only three business programs affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and qualified faculty.
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.