50 College of Business - 1966-2016
For over 50 years, the College of Business has been enriched by those who have studied, taught and worked here. Celebrate and reminisce with us.

Starting a business college in the 1960s was not an easy task. But amidst the social complexities of the decade that included a mistrust of big business, and at a time when business education meant little more than typing and transcription, Colorado State University wanted more for its business students.

CSU founded the College of Business in January 1966 under the direction of the first dean of the college, Don Dobler. Dobler built the College of Business on a foundation fortified by his own vision that business, carried out with integrity and skill, is a force for good that can solve complex problems and change the world. He set the tone for how we do business today – in our teaching, in our research and in our practice.

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We have enjoyed tremendous support from so many individuals and groups to make this possible.

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50 Scholarships for 50 Years

Students are why we are here. Every student’s learning, personal growth and professional development are important to us. We offer support in the classroom and beyond to make sure we are giving all business students the opportunities they need to realize their full potential as leaders ready to change the world for the better. Because our mission is to transform lives and deliver a quality, affordable business education, we commemorated our 50th anniversary by creating 50 new scholarships for College of Business Students students. By working with our loyal friends, alumni and donors, we were able to exceed our goal, creating more than 70 new scholarships with a total value of over $575,000.

Find out more about the 50 scholarships

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Celebrating Our Golden Year

Crafting a Beer
The College of Business teamed up with Odell Brewing Company, CSU fermentation science students, business students and marketing research company Nielsen to create a special beer commemorating the significant contributions by our students, faculty and staff to business in Colorado and around the world. Learn more.

Homecoming and Family Weekend
Alumni, families, community members and visitors joined us as we celebrated our first 50 years at Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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