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College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration is on a mission, and you’re pivotal to its success. That mission is to prepare you for life as a professional who joins Christian service with the leadership roles you’re called into. Through powerful mentorship and intentional engagement, our faculty confidently lean in to 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.

The College of Business Administration is on a mission, and you’re pivotal to its success. That mission is to prepare you for life as a professional who joins Christian service with the leadership roles you’re called into. Through powerful mentorship and intentional engagement, our faculty confidently lean in to 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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Committed to Her Purpose

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 Guides 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 – 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.

 

Meet the Faculty

Our professors don’t just teach the material — they practice it as professionals outside of the classroom, leading you as experts, mentoring you as future peers.

 

COBA Professional 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.

Becoming More

Where 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.

 

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.

Accreditation

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 two 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.