Our Need

The College of Business has recently moved to a new building located just South of Wingo Hall on the beautiful campus of UCA. In January 2010, the College of Business moved from the Burdick Business Administration building after 36 years of utilizing and outgrowing its capacity.

COB ClassroomOriginally, Burdick offered the College of Business space for student and faculty lounges, rooms for student clubs to meet, a library and a group study room, but all of those spaces were converted to classrooms and offices. Still, the building was only adequate for about one-third of the capacity it served.

UCA has secured about $12 million for the construction of the new business building; however, the new 80,000-square-foot building along with furnishings and equipment cost approximately $16 million. In order to furnish new technologies and provide students with enriching opportunities, the new building campaign is extremely important. The new state-of-the-art business building is large enough to accommodate expected student growth in the college as well as resolve the current shortage of office space. It will also allow the college to regain critical space for students, faculty and community members to gather and interact.

The college is committed to its faculty and students, and thus places great emphasis on establishing endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships. Such endowments would allow the college to hire and retain the best faculty, thereby providing the highest-quality business education to our students.

Research is a critical vehicle for faculty to gain and share knowledge within their discipline. Limited funding from the state does not always allow for adequate research budgets, therefore, the college also seeks private funding to supplement our faculty’s research budgets.

Funding Priorities

  • New building, furnishings and equipment for College of Business
  • Endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships for faculty
  • Endowment for faculty research

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