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D. Abbott Turner College of Business

Our mission is to create better futures for our diverse student body by producing a career-ready workforce. Our programs are in business and technology -- and where the two meet.

About Us

Mission and Vision

Vision Statement

We will be recognized as a leader in innovative business and technology education.

Turner College of Business Mission

We create better futures for our diverse student body by producing a career-ready workforce. Our programs are in business and technology -- and where the two meet.


As a teaching institution serving a diverse student population, we are committed to:

  • Providing quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, computer science, and cybersecurity, with a focus on the problem-solving, technology agility, and critical-thinking skills needed to meet the evolving needs of our regional employers.
  • Ensuring accessibility of both undergraduate and graduate programs to working students and professionals through the use of multiple delivery methods.
  • Recruiting, retaining and deploying an appropriate blend of scholarly academics and experienced practitioners committed to quality teaching, active learning, innovation, and continuous improvement.
  • Supporting faculty scholarly activity focusing on impactful, peer-reviewed scholarly publications, competitive research grants, and applied research projects impacting government, industry, economic development, and the quality of life in our region. 
  • Developing and advancing strategic partnerships that increase the College’s financial sustainability and providing experiential learning and career opportunities for our students.
  • Promoting a collegial learning community that supports a global mindset, ethical awareness, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility for students, faculty, staff.