Mission and Vision Statements for Our College
The College of Business Administration advances the university's mission and goals in providing intellectual leadership through research, teaching, and service. The college is striving to enhance graduate programs, while maintaining the strong undergraduate base. The college delivers research and quality business education programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and executive levels to citizens of the State of Florida and to select clientele nationally and internationally.
The College's faculty of scholar-teachers is committed to providing the academic community with high-quality contributions in disciplined-based scholarship and instructional development. The college delivers quality teaching in comprehensive academic programs that build on the university's foundation in the arts and sciences. These programs are designed to provide students with competencies, skills, and knowledge that serve the business community's national and international needs. Service to its community is an important extension of the teaching and research mission of the college. The college also engages in mutually enriching partnerships with the business community.
The College of Business Administration is committed to and embraces academic and cultural diversity, the free expression of ideas, equality of all people, and the dignity of the individual. Furthermore, the college provides a creative and technologically advanced environment for the delivery of innovative and progressive programs.
The heart of the CBA Vision is Quality Learning and Exploration. The College mission statement can be condensed into one sentence: "The College of Business Administration advances the University's mission and goals by providing intellectual leadership through research, teaching, and service." Our Dean's vision for our College is to:
- Provide an environment that Nurtures Learning and Exploration
- Create opportunities for faculty to Disseminate Information
- Provide Educational Opportunities for students, businesses, and the general public
- Provide a platform for many and various forms of Partnerships
Nurturing Learning and Exploration
The College is a catalyst for students, faculty, and the general public to gain a better understanding of the various fields of business. Educational experiences inspire learning and encourage exploration.
Dissemination of Information
Students are encouraged through the learning process to gather information to be used by them in future business vocations. Both students and faculty are encouraged to pursue outlets to share "new" information within their fields and with business practitioners.
Provide Educational Opportunities
Degree seeking individuals are provided with curricula leading to baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs. The College is also committed to provide more opportunities with structured learning experiences that "certify" non-degree seeking individuals as having accomplished a minimum requirement for a selected career.
Provide a Platform for Partnership
The College is engaged in specific areas of excellence that provide opportunities for learning, exploration, and sharing. These specific areas of excellence take the form of Centers and Institutes, and selected niche areas of College units.
Facts About Our College
The College of Business Administration (CBA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is one of the largest business schools in the United States. It has a total enrollment of 9,226 with 990 graduate and 8,236 undergraduate students. CBA has 141 full-time faculty members, including 4 administrators, and 7 non-instructional faculty.
The University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in Orlando. With 48,897 students, UCF has the second largest enrollment in the state. The Central Florida region is home to many major corporations and has one of the highest job growth rates in the nation, presenting lucrative internship and employment opportunities for UCF students and graduates.
The UCF CBA students have received the following national awards:
- The Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting Graduate Tax Team won 2nd place in the national finals of the Deloitte National Tax Case Competition
- DeVos Sport Business Management graduate students won the National Sports Forum Case Competition
- Marketing Student Team placed 2nd at the National Collegiate Sales Competition
- Management Students won 3rd place in Ball State National Business Plan Competition
- Management Student Anke Arnaud received the Best Dissertation Research Paper, Academy of Management