Department of Business

Dominguez HallAs a student-focused teaching and research department, Colorado Mesa University’s Business Department 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.

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Message from the Department Head 


Thank you for visiting our Business Department Website.  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 Department 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 Business Department, and in Colorado Mesa University.  You can also follow, connect, or link with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter at:

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I look very forward to hearing from and helping you.


Christine Z. J. Noel, PhD, CPA
The Department of Business at Colorado Mesa University

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Departmental Learning Outcomes

A Bachelor of Business Administration Graduate will be able to refine and apply the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

SLO #1: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Skills:

  • 1 - Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts
  • 2 - Transfer knowledge and skills to new business situations.
  • 3 - Analyze business data critically, reason logically, and apply quantitative analysis methods correctly to develop appropriate business conclusions.
  • 4 - Analyze business data critically, reason logically, and apply qualitative analysis methods correctly to develop appropriate business conclusions.

SLO #2: Effective Communication Skills

  • 1 - Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the audience in writing.
  • 2 - Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to the audience orally

SLO #3:  Teamwork

  • 1 - Demonstrate an understanding of the role of teams in organizations
  • 2 - Demonstrate behaviors consistent with effective teamwork

SLO #4:  Ethical Awareness

  • 1 – Analyze an issue within an ethical framework
  • 2 – Recommend a solution based on an ethical framework

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Contact Information:

Colorado Mesa University

Department of Business

1100 North Ave., DH 301

Grand Junction, CO 81501