College of Business and Engineering
My UE degree in mechanical engineering instilled in me the ability to isolate the core tenets of a problem and critically think about viable solutions. I remember the dean at the time telling me ‘you may never use the specific material we teach you here, but you will learn how to go about solving any problem you encounter.’ My MBA degree enhanced my undergraduate engineering education with business acumen. Years later, I decided to pursue a PhD in Operations Management as the field resides at the intersection of business and engineering. Jeff Smith, PhD – UE alumnus, mechanical engineering 1995
The College of Business and Engineering is home to high-quality programs across the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Curricula throughout these schools incorporates hands-on learning and experiential opportunities through classroom lectures and exercises, internships, mentorships, and more. Students are prepared for a successful career in their field through academic success and personal growth, which is shaped by exceptional faculty.
The College of Business and Engineering offers additional programming and support beyond traditional academics. The Center for the Advancement of Learning offers flexible and affordable programs for all learners, including degree completion programs and master’s degrees for adult students as well as bridge programming and certification opportunities for high school students.
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the College of Business and Engineering at the University of Evansville!
I am excited to serve as the dean of the University of Evansville’s College of Business and Engineering. We provide excellent discipline-specific degrees in the fields of business and engineering, as well as accessible programs for working adults through our Center for the Advancement of Learning.
Experiential and project-based learning is at the core of our curricula, taught by outstanding faculty in small classroom settings. In addition, synergistic programming between business and engineering provides opportunities for our students to engage in interdisciplinary initiatives that develop effective teamwork, collaboration, and communication capabilities; skills that are essential in today’s competitive market. Thus, students are prepared to not only excel in the technical aspects of their work, but to thrive in the critical interactions that occur across functional areas. Through our Center for the Advancement of Learning, working professionals can advance their career through multiple master’s programs, such as the Master of Science in Leadership, multiple certificate offerings, and professional development workshops. We are also excited to offer online undergraduate degree and degree completion programs through the University Studies and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership degrees.
Whether you are a prospective student, alumnus, parent, or friend, I would love to connect with you! Please contact me in the dean’s office any time. I also invite you to join our LinkedIn pages to connect with other college supporters.