Getting you ready to solve business and organizational challenges

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The world is changing every day at increasingly fast speeds. New technologies, products, and services offer new opportunities as well as new ways to interact with clients and customers. At U of M Crookston you’ll develop your ability to recognize and solve business and organizational challenges as you gain a stronger understanding of how the diverse areas of business play a role in the local community, region, nation, and world. We can help you decide how you choose to make a difference and prepare you to take those first steps.

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Shawn Boyne
Associate Vice Chancellor - Business, Arts & Educa

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Business Department Mission, Vision and Value Statements

Business Department Vision

A dynamic and accredited department with innovative academic programs and faculty, embracing a local, regional, national, and global living and learning agenda, leading to a unique reputation and position in the academy of schools of business.

Business Department Mission Statement

The Business Department fosters intellectual curiosity and delivers exceptional degree programs. We accomplish this by creating a stimulating, student-centered, technology-rich teaching and learning environment, engaging in applied research, collaborative interdisciplinary discovery, and making value-added contributions to communities and industries through service and leadership.

Business Department Values

Draft - Pending Final Department Faculty Approval

  • Above all, we value and strive to ensure student success. It is the primary focus of the department (student-centered approach to teaching, learning, and research).
  • We value interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty, staff and the community.
  • We foster a department culture of trust, respect, kindness and inclusivity.
  • We are committed to providing experiential learning opportunities that are mutually beneficial to our students and our community, region, state and beyond.

Accreditations - ACBSP & COSMA

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ACBSP Accreditation

The University of Minnesota Crookston’s business department was granted official accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2020. It joins the ranks of 1,200 member campuses globally to be accredited.

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COSMA Accreditation

The following sport management degree program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), located in Fort Collins, CO, USA:

Candidacy Status is not an accredited status, but a step toward seeking accreditation by COSMA.

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The Business Challenge - Event for High School Students

The Business Challenge is a competition for high school students to learn more about the different areas of business (management, marketing, accounting/finance), and how these functions all work together in a business.

Learn more about The Business Challenge


Business Department
University of Minnesota Crookston
2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-8176