As a unique Colorado School of Business, we emphasize diverse and personalized learning experiences for our students. SOBA fosters student-faculty interaction through:
The School of Business Administration faculty is highly qualified. Most have PhDs and years of business experience. Our faculty is engaged in scholarly activity to identify and address critical business and economic issues through discovery, integration, application, and teaching and learning scholarship.
Our teacher-scholar model encourages inquiry leading to new understandings and addressing questions of interest to students and the business community. Combined with our focus on community engagement, our faculty make us 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 our students with a unique and affordable educational experience. Our faculty lead students every year in a study abroad program where 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 through faculty members’ engagement in our community.
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This fall, Fort Lewis College’s School of Business Administration and the Center for Innovation will launch a turbo-charged business education series.
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.
The Steamworks Half Marathon returned to Durango after a two-year hiatus, with Makiah Salzano (Business Administration, '22) winning the women’s race and finishing sixth overall in 1:28:09.
Nate Peach, visiting assistant professor of Economics, spoke to The Durango Herald about the labor shortages impacting local employers, who are trying to implement creative solutions to fill positions.
The Native American Media Alliance also announced Joshua Emerson (Economics, '19) as a fellow for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar, a month-long intensive program that develops emerging writers who are new to writing for film and television.
Ariel Rodriguez (Business Administration-Management, '19) made history as one of the few female tribal members ever accepted to the Federal Law Enforcement Academy. After graduating from the academy, she will work for the U.S. Forest Service in the National Park system.
The National Indian Gaming Association named Charles Decker (Marketing, '17) Best Artist of 2022. Two of his paintings are now installed at the National Indian Gaming Association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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.
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