College of Business

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The world of business changes almost daily in this age of rapid progress in technology, communication, innovation and invention. Increasing diversity in the workplace and globalization of the economy add new dimensions requiring up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of tomorrow. In the College of Business at Purdue University North Central, our goal is to provide students with quality state-of-the-art education that will prepare them to assume leadership roles in our increasingly competitive and dynamic economy.

The College of Business supports the Purdue North Central campus mission by providing access to contemporary business and organizational knowledge through learning, engagement and applied research.  The development of the region is fostered through the professional and academic expertise of its faculty in accounting, economics, human resources, leadership, management and marketing.  The COB gives continual and careful consideration to the unique characteristics and needs of our many constituencies, especially the students in this region.

The mission statement of the College:

The College of Business integrates mastery of contemporary business practices and organizational knowledge to prepare leaders who will become valuable contributors to the intellectual, cultural, and economic transformation of their communities.

The College of Business offers a unique MBA program designed to accommodate the needs of working adults, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business (with specialization in Accounting, Economics, Management or Marketing), a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources and an Associate degree in Organizational Leadership, and numerous minors and certificates.

Internationally accredited

The Baccalaureate degrees in Business, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership and the Masters in Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence.  It is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately to improving the practice of business in every industry around the world. For more information please see:


(219) 785-5524
Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5524
Fax Number: (219) 785-5528

Contact Information:
Rita Swartzlander
Secretary to the Dean


Dr. Cynthia Roberts
Dean, College of Business
Professor Organizational Behavior and Leadership

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