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College of Business and Economics

Welcome to the College of Business and Economics, or as we’re known around campus, CBE. Here, we’re about more than just the degree you’ll receive. We see your college career as a journey, one where you’ll explore more than just your career options. You’ll learn lifelong skills through personalized learning and build a network of your peers and professional connections through meaningful interactions. You’ll innovate, create, learn from the best and become a leader. When you graduate, you’ll have more than just a degree – you’ll have a rock-solid foundation of skills, connections and experiences to build on.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, CBE provides undergraduate, graduate and Adult Degree Completion programs. Our highly qualified faculty bring their real-world experience to the classroom each day, while our dedicated internship resources provide support for learning outside of the classroom. Our proximity to the Twin Cities is a major bonus (16 Fortune 500 companies right at your fingertips!) and we’ve committed significant resources to fostering innovation, connections and economic growth locally, creating benefits for both students and alumni.

Innovation isn’t just a buzzword to us, it’s one of our core pillars. Programs like the Innovation Challenge and Innovator in Residence Series, facilities like the CBE Makerspace and coursework built around developing and nurturing innovative thinking are all part of our commitment to developing the best and brightest thinkers.

Start your personalized journey and you’ll see that we don’t just stop at innovation. Undergraduate research opportunities, dynamic student organizations, contemporary course offerings and so much more are all waiting for you in the College of Business and Economics.

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Internships and professional experiences give you a serious leg up when it comes to your career prospects. We strongly encourage students to pursue internships and have dedicated resources to help.

Get Connected
Student participating in the Ideathon Innovation Challenge
CBE MakerSpace

MakerSpace is a collaborative workshop for all students interested in creating models or minimum viable products. With everything from modeling clay to 3D printers to heat presses, this space has the tools to create.

Get Creative
Hippy Feet pop-up shop and warming area where for 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl sold Hippy Feet socks and raised awareness for homelessness.
Innovation Challenge

Got a big idea? Then let’s go! The annual Innovation Challenge gives students an opportunity to explore, develop and present business ideas for a chance to win cash, grants, professional resources and more.

Think Big


Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide flexible, affordable options in a wide variety of interest areas, all tailored to help you succeed. Learn more here.

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You've got questions, we've got answers. Curious about CBE or interested in one of our academic programs? Give us a call at 715-425-3335 or email us at and let us help connect you to all the information and resources we have to offer!