Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Business Administration (CBA) at Central Michigan University (CMU). We are home to over 4,000 students pursuing a business or business-related degree. We strive to prepare students for professional success in their chosen area of study. 

Our value proposition focuses on three main elements:

  1. Provide all students with at least one transformational experience (such as an internship, a study-abroad opportunity, or participating in a national competition).
  2. Offer an opportunity for all students to earn a professional certification in their chosen field of study (currently, students may earn one of nine industry certifications within our programs).
  3. Place students in a career (not just a job) related to their chosen field of study (over 90 percent of our students secure a career-related job prior to or within three months of graduation).

CMU is among the 100 largest universities in the United States, but our school maintains an intimate, personal feel, with small classes and opportunities to interact with and be mentored by faculty outside the classroom. We pride ourselves in creating a learning-centered, business-connected environment. 

Our remodeled space and new Atrium provides an area to relax, read, or work in groups. To learn more about the CBA and our programs, please peruse our website or call to schedule a visit or appointment here on campus (989-774-3124). Fire up Chips!

Kind regards,

Dr. Karl Smart, Interim Dean




Of the approximately 7000 business schools worldwide, the CBA is among the 820 schools in 53 countries that is AACSB accredited and one of 187 schools that holds an additional, specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting program.