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Davis School of Business Mission Statement & Vision

As a student-focused teaching and research department, Colorado Mesa University’s Davis School of Business prepares students to be sound decision makers and serves businesses in the Rocky Mountain region, the nation, and the world.  We strive to develop prepared students who demonstrate strong ethical principles, superior critical thinking, effective communication, and robust business acumen.

While Colorado Mesa University continues to mature into an institution of higher education that successfully prepares students from diverse backgrounds to enter careers of their choice, the Davis School of Business has the following vision:

To be the premier school of business in Western Colorado, providing excellence in education by focusing on students through engagement, experiential learning, and community involvement.

Message from the Department Head 


I encourage you to explore the various programs and areas of study that we offer: Academic Programs of Study. As you can see, we have a broad range of options to help you be successful, not only professionally, but personally as well. 

Something we are very proud of is our acceptance as a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation.  Our application for accreditation has been accepted, and we are currently working toward full AACSB accreditation.  I encourage you to research what AACSB accreditation means to you, to the Davis School of Business, and to Colorado Mesa University at the AACSB website. We will keep you posted as we continue to pursue and maintain the highest Business School accreditation in the world, with only around 25% of Business Schools in the U.S. and 8% internationally obtaining, and maintaining, this accreditation and standard of excellence.  Though this accreditation is the gold standard of Business School accreditation, the goal is not about obtaining accreditation, but is really about program and process improvement so that we can continue to innovate, measure, and improve student success and outcomes. 

Please email me directly at if you ever have any questions or if you seek additional information.  I am committed to student success and am happy to help you in any way that I can.  Thank you again for your interest in the Davis School of Business and in Colorado Mesa University.  You can also follow, connect, or link with us via Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

I look very forward to hearing from and helping you.


Christine Z. J. Noel, PhD, CPA
Davis School of Business at Colorado Mesa University

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Departmental Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of their business degree, a business student will be able to:

SLO #1: Critical Thinking:

  • 1.1 – Analyze business issues critically utilizing appropriate research methodologies
  • 1.2 – Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts

SLO #2: Effective Communication Skills

  • 2.1 - Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the audience in writing
  • 2.2 - Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the audience orally

SLO #3:  Teamwork

  • 3.1 – Differentiate various functions of teams within organizations
  • 3.2 – Demonstrate behaviors consistent with effective teamwork

SLO #4:  Ethical Awareness

  • 4.1 – Analyze an issue within an ethical framework
  • 4.2 – Recommend a solution based on an ethical framework

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Contact Information:

Colorado Mesa University

Davis School of Business

1100 North Ave., DH 301

Grand Junction, CO 81501