As one of the truly unique business schools in Colorado, our overall emphasis is in providing diverse and personalized learning experiences for our students. The School of Business Administration fosters student – faculty interaction:
The School of Business Administration faculty is highly qualified. Most have PhD’s and years of business experience. Our faculty is engaged in scholarly activity to identify and address important business and economic issues through discovery, integration and application, and teaching and learning scholarship. Our teacher-scholar model encourages inquiry that leads to new understandings that address questions of interest to students, and the business community. Combined with our focus on community engagement, our faculty make ours one of the more experiential business schools in Colorado.
AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Learn more about our AACSB Accreditation.
Our Junior Term Abroad (JTA) program provides a unique and affordable educational experience to our students. Every year, our faculty lead students in a study abroad program where the courses are taught in English with course offerings designed to keep students on track for graduation.
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The FLC School of Business Administration develops career-ready students in an inclusive, experiential, and student-focused environment. We facilitate and strengthen our commitment to innovative business education and diverse scholarship by faculty members’ engagement in our community.
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New business ideas at this year's Hawk Tank ranged from outdoor gear companies to luxury streetwear brands and everything in between. The variety of pitches highlighted the underlying purpose of the business plan competition—to give students the tools they need to realize their dreams.
FLC’s Academic Success Coaches are faculty who partner with students to help navigate some of college’s most daunting aspects. Through this free program, coaches help students discover, understand, and articulate their passions and interests.
The Academic Hub opened this past week with palpable excitement from students. The Hub centralizes many of Fort Lewis College’s crucial, student-focused services in one convenient location.
The Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation is one of 50 organizations in the country and the only one in Colorado to receive a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale program.
Fort Lewis College Entrepreneurship and Engineering students are analyzing Earth-based market viability of space-based technologies through NASA's Technology Transfer University program.
Fort Lewis College hosted the Success for Native America 2022 panel, an event created by Swarvoski Little from First Southwest Bank and FLC faculty members to combat the inequities facing future Indigenous business leaders.
Ryan Evans (Business Administration, ‘03) has made waves in the niche Belgian-style beer market with his very own “Bruz Beers.” Having struck a deal with Ska Distribution, Evans hopes to take his business to the next level and bring Belgian-inspired beers to the Southwest.
Nate Peach, visiting assistant professor of Economics, spoke to The Durango Herald about the impact of rising gas prices on our small mountain community. Peach says that Durango’s workers will feel the impacts of rising gas prices the most.
This year’s Hawk Tank will again feature students from Fort Lewis College, San Juan College, and local area high schools. The competition allows young entrepreneurs from the Four Corners region to work with professionals in their industry, develop lasting connections, and learn how to market their novel ideas.
Andrea Taylor (Business Administration-Marketing, '05) has been appointed as the general manager of the Sky Ute Casino. Taylor has had a distinguished career in service to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and is also the owner of the Taylor Private Security firm.
Sarah McChesney (Business Administration-International Business, '09) is the new BeLeaf Medical director of marketing. BeLeaf is the largest vertically integrated medical cannabis company in the Four Corners region.
With over 25 years of successful banking experience, Kent Curtis (Business Administration, '82), president & CEO of First Southwest Bank, will serve on the Colorado Bankers Association Board of Directors for a multi-year term.
Veronica R. Lane (Accounting, '05) has helped lead economic development efforts across tribal nations as assistant vice president and business development officer for Native American Bank, the only Native-owned bank in the country.
Fort Lewis College alumnus Peter Yu (Business, ‘95) is making an ambitious bid for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. Yu is one of eight Republican candidates running in a primary for the Colorado seat held by U.S. Senator Micheal Bennett (D-CO).
Since 2004, Andra Cirbo (Business Administration-Marketing, ‘92), has built an extensive career working at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Now a Correctional Support Trades Supervisor III Captain, Cirbo manages massive kitchens in two correctional facilities that provide meals for offenders and vocational training for their re-entry.
James Plate (Business Administration, '14) and Max Fields (Environmental Studies, '15) didn't expect to pursue careers as farmers and ranchers, but thanks in part to their education at Fort Lewis College—and their awesomely apt names—they're finding wild success in the local agriculture industry.
Recent Fort Lewis College graduate Ian Teller (Business Administration, '21) has been selected to join the newly formed New Mexico Indigenous Youth Council, a program that supports the resiliency of tribes, nations, and pueblos across New Mexico.
Zia Drone Operations, the grand prize winner of the 2021 Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition, is ready to take flight.
FLC junior Savilia Blunk, Cole Paton (Business Administration, '19), and Sofia Gomez Villafañe (Exercise Science, '16) finished in top places in the Pan American Continental Championships in Salinas, Puerto Rico, celebrating this thrilling accomplishment after a difficult year for sports as a whole.
Known in the Whiteriver, Arizona community for setting and achieving one goal after another, Roger Leslie (Business Administration, '93) is taking on his next challenge—managing a ski resort during a pandemic.
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SOBA alumni with a M.A., Ph.D., or J.D
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