We are at a critical inflection point for business. The higher purpose of free enterprise – that is, how it adds value to society – is more important than ever. There is clear recognition among corporate leaders that profits and purpose are now inextricably linked. The implication for our college is that we must be ready to prepare students for a more complex and challenging world.
Future business leaders need to not only have domain expertise, but also the skills and experience to interpret and respond to the heightened expectations that people and communities have for the private sector to take a leadership role in solving society’s most pressing issues. This emerging dynamic also has significant repercussions for those who will be leading public and non-profit organizations.
CBPA graduates will be equipped with the technical skills, business acumen, empathy, and experience necessary to innovate and lead in a globally complex, diverse, and dynamic world. From undergraduate to graduate-level degrees, the CBPA sets students up for success. 98 percent of CBPA students graduate having had one or more internship experiences, and 96 percent of CBPA undergraduates from the class of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, launched their careers or began graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
The CBPA strives to nurture a high-performance academic culture while distinguishing themselves in the community through service and local leadership. By making a contribution to the CBPA, you are paving the way for our future business leaders!