Dean’s Message

Success in today’s hyper-connected, global and dynamic business world requires a judicious balance of deep knowledge, disciplined execution and creative disruption of conventional business practices.  The programs, practices and culture of the College of Business are built on the principles of excellence in knowledge, practice and creativity.  Our rigorous and flexible curriculum, our highly skilled faculty and staff and our extensive network of influence in the regional business community give you a rock solid platform for launching your business career.  The College Of Business experience has transformed cadres of students into business-ready professionals who are driving innovation, progress and positive change in their communities.   Your journey to the pinnacle of ethical, knowledgeable and transformative business leadership begins here at the College of Business at UAFS.


The philosophy of “learning by doing” is deeply embedded in our curricular and co-curricular practices.  Without this experiential learning the transformation from student to business professional and leader would not be possible.  As a student in our college you will test your classroom learning by practicing your craft in a variety of contexts.  These include applied research projects, internships, student organizations like the Rotaract, the Student Leadership Council, the First National Bank Collegiate Ambassador Board and many more.  Opportunities to learn, practice and grow abound in our curriculum.  Programs like the Certificate in Community Leadership, a three-course program that culminates in a project in which students actively solve real-world community problems; and the Distinction in Professional Development program that empowers UAFS students to actualize their personal and professional potential through career exploration and analysis, experiential learning, high impact collaborations with UAFS partners and constituents and networking with employers and career opportunities.


Our consistent success in developing business professionals and leaders is due to our singular focus on excellence in everything we do. One visible indication of business education excellence is our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard of business accreditation achieved by only the top 5% of business schools in the world.  AACSB accreditation standards set a high bar and challenge business schools to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their programs, people and processes.  The achievement of AACSB accreditation is vindication of the excellence of the College of Business at UAFS.  


The faculty, programs, professional networks and overall culture of the College of Business offers a high value educational and transformational experience.  I invite you to explore our website, or better yet, schedule a personal visit to experience the College of Business first-hand.


Ashok Subramanian, Ph.D.

Dean and Joel R. Stubblefield Endowed Chair of Business

Dr. Ashok Subramanian

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