Academic Catalog

College of Business

EKU Campus

Dr. Thomas M. Martin, Dean
Business and Technology Center 214
(859) 622-8111

Dr. Patricia Isaacs, Associate Dean
Business and Technology Center 214
(859) 622-7701

Dr. Marcel Robles, Chair of the Faculty
Business and Technology Center 210
859) 622‑1117

Vision of EKU's College of Business

Leading transformative education, preparing innovative professionals for global impact

Foundational to our vision is the motto of former EKU Professor of Accounting, Dr. Jack Dyer, “We change lives for the better.”  A transformative education prepares students to be innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial in their professional and personal endeavors. 

Graduates enter the world with a global focus in order to serve the service region of EKU, the commonwealth of Kentucky, and global community.  Developing a global focus in today’s world helps develop self-awareness of one’s own identity, culture, and beliefs and how to connect throughout the world.  An appreciation of diverse cultures will make EKU graduates more competitive and successful globally.

The College of Business vision is to develop graduates who have a transformative impact on their communities and beyond.

Mission of EKU's College of Business

We are a School of Opportunity developing leaders with integrity and knowledge for the global environment.  Our student-centered commitment to excellence fosters an applied approach through interdisciplinary collaboration and research with students, faculty, and community. Our mission defines our purpose.  We are a School of Opportunity, valuing who we include, not exclude, providing access to education in business disciplines, delivering experiences that transform students into business leaders with integrity and knowledge whoa re able to adapt to the changes in the global environment.  Our commitment to excellence is student-centered and made possible through collaboration and research with students, faculty, and community.

College of Business Core Values

Through connection and collaboration:

  • Excellence
    •  Striving for the highest standard in all we do with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Integrity
    •  Maintaining a culture of acting ethically, honestly, inclusively, and respectfully to all
  • Service
    •  Committed to the good we can do for others through educational opportunity and community engagement

College of Business Core Competencies

Throughout the Business curriculum, students will be developing and building the following core competencies:

  • Functions of Business - Demonstrate knowledge base and acumen in the functional areas of business with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Sustainable Innovation – Apply quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and creative thinking in decision-making to design sustainable innovation.
  • Interactive Communication – Communicate effectively and interactively with consideration of audience, message, and delivery
  • Authentic Professional Brand – Achieve an authentic professional brand through self-development and the cultivation of emotional intelligence and a moral compass
  • Systems Thinking – Recognize the impact of macro environment (global, societal, and regulatory) factors and trends