Our vision

To be a premier business school that produces research and graduates that enable economic vitality and inspire positive change in Nevada and the world.

Our mission

The College of Business inspires, engages, and educates innovative change-makers through excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. We drive economic vitality and improve quality of life in our communities.

Our initiatives

Focus on discovery and research.

Empower a diverse community of student and faculty scholars with experiential and theory-based learning.

Engage our community as expert, active thought leaders.

Collaborate, adapt, and advise to create an innovative entrepreneurial environment.

A glimpse into our past

The College of Business 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.

Exterior of the Ansari Business Building

Student career outcomes

Become a part of our legacy

A group of business students pose in Singapore on their Nevada Global Business trip.

Support the College

Donations are used to provide funding for new programming and support services such as Nevada Global Business, career services within the College, entrepreneurship programs, Business Week, student scholarship support, student travel and BizFIT, the College’s Freshman Intensive Transition program designed to increase success for incoming Business students. Consider an impactful donation today.

Two graduates holding the College of Business sign at their graduation ceremony.

Join our alumni association

The College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA) was established to support The College of Business in its goal of achieving excellence in business education. COBAA allows alumni opportunities to give back to the College via coordinated efforts, while also fostering relationship-building between students, faculty, government and the business community.

Students on a tour at Microsoft through the Wolf Pack Shadow program.

Corporate partnership

The College of Business partners with a number of companies, ranging from Reno-area businesses to international technology corporations, to help engage with and inform students about best business practices. Those companies often recruit College of Business graduates, owing to the quality education and real-world experience they receive while a student at the College.