Welcome Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the Lutgert College of Business (LCOB) a growing, student-centered learning environment. Our vision says who we are: a provider of liberal business education in a learned-centered environment developing students to be responsible business leaders of tomorrow.
The LCOB believes that the business leaders of tomorrow must have a conceptual framework in order to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As such, our degree programs seek to provide our graduates a liberal business education imparting six key elements that also express our values: knowledge, character, sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and analytical or critical thinking the skills.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the LCOB strives to continuously improve. This we accomplish through a dedicated staff and a nationally recruited faculty actively engaged in student learning activities, service to the university and the community, and scholarly research resulting in publications.
The LCOB partners with the Southwest Florida business community and connects its faculty to business through the Center for Leadership and Innovation (CLI). The CLI includes the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI), executive education programs, and faculty-driven applied business institutes.
The LCOB has also established partnerships with international institutions of higher education, including student and faculty exchanges. Through the "Second Circle Model" the LCOB encourages interaction between business communities associated with a partner university and Southwest Florida businesses, with the goal of realizing joint economic benefit for both the university partners and their business communities.
We invite you to learn more about us, or better yet, if you are a student we invite you to join us. The future is bright. Together we can meet students' needs for a quality liberal education.
Dr. Hudson Rogers
View the LCOB Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 (8 pages)
issued November 2012