We develop graduates READY to build rewarding careers and lead fulfilling lives


Impacting Iowa and beyond, UNI Business aspires to excellence in teaching, research, and service.


Educational Intent

UNI Business delivers engaged learning experiences in a vibrant, inclusive and supportive environment that prepares students for a diverse world. Our students graduate with a distinct advantage. They offer the unique blend of qualities every employer seeks:

  • Cutting-edge business knowledge to confront the complexities of domestic and global economies effectively and ethically,
  • strong work values to meet the highest organizational expectations, and
  • exceptional professional skills to contribute immediately and confidently.

Our educational intent is to develop graduates ready to build rewarding careers and lead fulfilling lives.


Research/Scholarly Intent

Intellectual growth is required for UNI Business faculty members to serve our students, community and professional constituencies. Our primary responsibility is to advance disciplinary knowledge. At the same time, our pursuit of teaching excellence and our commitment to the business community compel us to produce scholarship that positively affects pedagogy and practice. Our research intent is to create increasingly rigorous intellectual contributions with impact.

Outreach/Service Intent

UNI Business serves the needs of communities and businesses while providing experiential learning and entrepreneurial opportunities for students. Our service intent is to employ the intellectual strength, practical knowledge and business expertise of faculty members, professional staff and students to contribute to the University and the Academy, advance business and economic development, and foster entrepreneurial innovation.

Strategic Plan Goals

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UNI's business college recognizes high-achieving students with direct admission

UNI’s College of Business Administration welcomed the first class of freshmen to the UNI Business Scholars Academy this Fall. Like direct admission at other business colleges, the UNI Business Scholars Academy recognizes high-achieving first-year college students with direct admission into the business college and financial scholarship offerings.

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UNI Business helps students earn more credentials before graduation

Having employer-ready graduates is a priority at UNI Business. Part of that focus means helping students obtain professional certifications and credentials — like Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner, Six Sigma Green Belt, etc. — before graduation, boosting their marketability for companies and making them career ready.

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UNI-SHRM student organization wins award for semester-long podcast project

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Not only was this a giant step forward for the LGBTQ+ community, but it also affected the human resources industry, changing the way they trained and promoted inclusivity in the workplace.

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UNI Business partners with Waterloo to launch minority-owned business accelerator

The pandemic has damaged businesses across the country. Federal aid in the form of Paycheck Protection Program—which began April 3 and ended Aug. 8 and handed out 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion—provided an essential crutch. But some businesses, particularly Black-owned and minority-owned businesses, were largely locked out, according to a recent report from the Association Press and CBS.

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UNI Business student helped analyze community’s health needs during internship

Taylor Baltes (Management ’20) combined her interest in data with working for a good cause. It started in the late summer when Baltes was searching for an internship for the fall semester. She stumbled upon an opening for data analytics at the Cedar Valley United Way, a nonprofit organization that distributes funds to various community needs.

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