While the College of Business was established as a professional college of The University of Akron (UA) in 1953, business classes were first offered at UA in 1916, over 100 years ago!
Historically, our focus has been on having strong programs and experiences to attract quality students and faculty. Today, this focus remains as we carry out our mission:
To prepare our students to become competent and responsible business professionals and leaders. This mission is guided by the belief that business is an applied, global discipline, which is reflected in our extensive partnerships with the business community through numerous Advisory Boards, class projects, and internships, as well as through diverse learning opportunities.