Choose your educational path and shape your future with support from an academic department dedicated to your interest area and goals.

Our departments include accounting, computer information systems, finance and real estate, management, and marketing – they also help support our five MBA programs. Through your time with us, you'll find that our faculty and staff are dedicated and experienced, our classes are relevant, and our research is leading the way to solve complex business problems.

Our program strives to ensure the best possible placement for each accounting graduate by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum, dedicated faculty with extensive expertise, and student leadership and professional development opportunities. Our program provides knowledge our students need to pass the CPA exam and to achieve long-term career success. We have an award-winning Beta Alpha Psi chapter. Our graduates exceed state and national pass rates on the CPA exam, and our faculty includes Margarita Lenk, recipient of the College’s Outstanding Service Award, and BAP Outstanding Faculty Award recipient, Derek Johnston.

– Audrey Gramling, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, Chair

Computer Information Systems

As one of the first CIS programs in the country in 1964, it’s our goal to continue that pioneering tradition. Our 15-member faculty are committed to providing a relevant systems education with a strong emphasis on business applications. Our students benefit from close industry relationships and access to state-of-the-art facilities. We offer an undergraduate concentration and a master’s in CIS (MCIS) that is designed for those with or without an IT background. The MCIS degree currently serves 32 states and eight countries with its 275 students. Our graduates are administrators, analysts, and managers for global companies across industries.

– Jon D. Clark, Ph.D., Chair

Our mission is to continually advance our programs through research, education, and practice. We offer a specialized graduate program in finance as well as finance-related MBA courses. Undergraduate areas of study include: investments, corporate finance, financial planning, real estate, and risk management and insurance. Our 20 faculty integrate research and industry experience to support high-level student learning outcomes. Students have access to a state-of-the-art computer lab and 16 Bloomberg® terminals featuring industry-leading analytical software (SAS, R). Students have the opportunity to manage three investment portfolios, all currently valued in excess of $250,000.

– Harry J. Turtle, Ph.D., Chair


Our goal is to educate future leaders and entrepreneurs by providing core management skills to help graduates contribute to a sustainable global economy. Our undergraduate concentrations include organization and innovation management, human resource management, and supply chain management. We offer four specialized certificates including entrepreneurship, leadership in organizations, managing human resources, and operations, logistics, and supply management. Our world renowned 36-member faculty conduct research in organizational behavior/human resource management, strategy and entrepreneurship, and supply chain management. They are committed to being the best teachers possible through course offerings that are fresh, practical, and relevant. Our graduates make a difference in the world by using their skills at global companies such as Amazon and Google.

– Lynn Shore, Ph.D., Chair

Our department is dedicated to instructional excellence and the pursuit of insights that make the world a better place. Students pursuing a degree in marketing can tailor their studies toward gaining expertise in market research, marketing communications and branding, business-to-business selling, customer experience management, or strategic marketing. In addition to gaining a contemporary understanding of marketing, our students develop tangible skills and learn from numerous “hands-on” marketing experiences. Our faculty include Doug Hoffman, a University Distinguished Teaching scholar who also received the Board of Governors’ Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and Kelly Martin, a recipient of CSU’s prestigious Monfort Professorship.

– Dave Gilliland, Ph.D., Chair