College of Business and Innovation

Our College


Established in 1930, the College of Business and Innovation of The University of Toledo is fully accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Among the diverse economic activities in metropolitan Toledo are retailing, financial services, and both large and small manufacturing firms. The Port of Toledo and many other enterprises makes Toledo an ideal place for the study of business.

Students can obtain practical experience through University and department-sponsored internships. Such programs enable students to apply skills and business theories to actual situations. In this and other ways, the business community becomes a laboratory for students and helps make the transition from the classroom to the world of work easier and more natural.

Points of Pride

The College of Business and Innovation…

  • offers a variety of quality academic programs including a College Honors Program and one of only five professional sales degrees in the country
  • Is one of only 15 percent of colleges world-wide to achieve AACSB accreditation
  • Maintains a low faculty-to-student ratio and an average class size of 30 to 35
  • Provides excellent internship opportunities with 90 percent of undergraduate student completing at least one internship
  • Awards more than $200,000 in scholarships each year to new and continuing business students
  • Boasts an 80 percent placement rate college-wide and a 100 percent placement rate in the Schmidt School of Professional Sales
  • John B. and Lillian Neff stock Trading Room is one of only 30 facilities in the United States offering students live and delayed feeds from all of the world's stock exchanges
  • Students have an opportunity to manage a $1 million investment fund for the UT Foundation
  • Student services advisers have been recognized for their student-centeredness, with each receiving the "UT Outstanding Adviser" award.

Mission Statement (Adopted 10/2/07)

"Developing Lifelong Leaders for the World of Business.."

  • Preparing a diverse body of students for life-long careers as leaders and contributing professionals
  • Delivering influential research and publications
  • Enhancing the world of business practice and serving as a resource for regional economic development

Vision Statement (Adopted 10/12/07)

"Global Scope and Regional Impact - Making a Difference"

Tobecome a global leader among public metropolitan business schools by:

  • Integrating disciplinary excellence, principled leadership and technological acumen
  • Effectively blending theory and practice, and
  • Being highly regarded as a learning partner of first choice for students and the business community worldwide

University Core Values

  • Compassion, Professionalism and Respect
  • Discovery, Learning and Communication
  • Diversity, Integrity and Teamwork
  • Engagement, Outreach and Service
  • Excellence, Focus and Innovation
  • Wellness, Healing and Safety

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Last Updated: 11/3/16