The College of Business Administration is one of three colleges at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The CBA consists of six academic departments and one non-academic department which is the Small Business Development Center.  

Six of the college's seven academic programs are housed in an academic department except for the International Business program which is managed by the CBA International Business Advisory Committee (IBAC). 

The college has approximately 2200 undergraduate students and is an active member of a fully online MBA program. It has a highly qualified instructional staff of over 60 individuals. The college maintains active collaborations within the region and community and with numerous educational institutions in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. 

Mission, vision, values

The College of Business Administration's undergraduate and graduate (MBA) programs provide business education opportunities for students from across the state, the country, and the world.  The undergraduate program primarily serves residential full-time students in a traditional campus learning environment.  The MBA program was originally designed to serve working professionals in the region but has grown to accommodate international and domestic students who chose to attend on a full-time basis.


 "Foster Academic Excellence, Career Success, and Community Engagement through Enriching, Interactive Experiences”


 "To be recognized for quality as the leading business school among regional and state comprehensive universities."


  • Teaching :  highly effective and innovative teaching employing relevant curriculum.
  • Scholarship : scholarship that advances discipline-based knowledge, best practices, and teaching pedagogy, each equally enriching student learning.
  • Faculty :  quality faculty who are accessible, responsive, and dedicated to student learning.
  • Students :  quality students who are actively engaged in their professional and personal development.
  • Learning :  a highly interactive learning environment that fosters strong relationships and student success.
  • Global Engagement :  global engagement and collaboration to increase international awareness and opportunities.
  • High Standards :  high standards that reflect best practices and ethical behavior, stimulate intellectual growth, and promote continuous improvement.
  • Diversity:  acceptance and respect for human and ideological differences.
  • Sustainability:   promotion of sustainable practices in the use of economic, ecological, and social resources.  
  • Service: service to the university, discipline, and community that promotes strong partnerships and advances professional and economic development.
  • Responsible Leadership : development of inclusive leaders who work toward a sustainable future for all concerned.

*Adopted by faculty on May, 11, 2016