About the College
Who we are
The University of Nevada, Reno's College of Business is the premier provider of business education in the region, as such, we prepare students to become competitive, ethical and innovative business professionals in order to drive economic development and improve quality of life for all citizens of the State of Nevada. We continue to be an increasingly influential driver of economic development in the State of Nevada.
Since 2007, Dean Gregory Mosier has helped shape the College into a nationally-recognized center for business knowledge and information.
As dean, he has led College strategic planning with initiatives in student success, sustainability and global studies. Among his other initiatives he developed a new College Advisory Board model to allow for more participation of alumni and supporters, a corporate partners program, and a college marketing campaign including publications and print and electronic media. Learn more about Dr. Mosier and the Dean's Office.
The strength of the college is its people. At Nevada's College of Business, the faculty and staff are what has earned the college is impressive reputation. Experts with years of industry, research and academic experience take pride in preparing the next generation to be leaders and and innovators in business.
A history of success
The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno has a long and storied history as a builder of business experts. Founded in 1956, the College was led in its earliest days by founding dean Robert Weems. The College enjoyed the fast-track to success: within 16 months of opening its doors, the College's Bureau of Business and Economic Research gained full membership in the national organization, the Associated University Bureaus of Business and Economic Research. The swiftness of the accomplishment set a new record.
According to a history of the University written by Nevada historian James Hulse, within two years of its founding "the college had eleven faculty members and in five years it counted twenty-one full-time professionals. It received accreditation from the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business in 1961, its fifth year."
The College of Business expanded the breadth and quality of its programs in short order. In 1965, the College conducted the first Intercollegiate Simulated Business Games and in 1974, sponsored the first annual Symposium on Gambling. The study of the gaming industry remains a major focus of the College, demonstrated by its Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, founded in 1989, and a minor in Gaming Management. The College's relationships with major Reno- and Las Vegas-based gaming companies have allowed students to engage closely with those businesses through internship and research opportunities.
A plan for the future
The worlds of higher education and business demand evolution. Our strategic initiatives ensure that we are always working to improve ourselves, inspire our students and impact our region.
Education enhances the lives of students by broadening their perspectives and developing technical skills. The College will provide students the knowledge, experience and strong analytic skills necessary to be successful in competitive regional, national and global business job markets.
Our ability to promote student success and economic development is entirely contingent upon our ability to attract, retain, and support high quality faculty that excel in research, teaching, and service. Faculty excellence is a necessary condition for the College of Business to realize it's purpose, vision, and strategic initiatives.
The College of Business is committed to becoming an increasingly influential driver of economic development for the state and region through enhancing its role as a resource in attracting new businesses, helping existing businesses to grow, and preparing the students we educate to be competitive for the jobs we help create.
Our students must be prepared to think globally in order to compete and thrive in the global marketplace. The College will develop and emphasize its international programs and the activities of its students and faculty.
The College, as part of a major land grant university, has an obligation to the state and region. Located in a rapidly developing area, the college will enhance its activities in sustainable development including economic development, social development, and environmental protection.