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Mission Statement

The College of Business provides a student-centered learning environment to develop successful business professionals with a global perspective. We emphasize academic excellence through innovation and integrity in teaching, professional development, research and outreach.

Shared Values

  • Create and sustain a holistic learning environment.
  • Promote honesty, integrity, ethics, diversity, and fairness.
  • Prepare students for lifelong learning.
  • Emphasize innovation and technology in teaching and learning.
  • Nurture a culture of teamwork, collegiality and mutual respect.
  • Maintain continuous improvement of students, faculty, staff and programs.
  • Promote student professional development – transition from the “classroom to the boardroom.”
  • Maintain an appreciation of globalization in teaching and learning.
  • Partner with the business community and other external constituencies.

As a business student at DSU, you will benefit from a challenging learning environment that is responsive to your needs and to the needs of the national and international business communities. You will work closely with our experienced and highly-trained professors to ensure you acquire the knowledge and skills that will serve you well in whatever career you choose.  

Message from the Dean

Dean Donna Covington 

Welcome to the College of Business. Our mission is to provide a student-centered learning environment to develop successful business professionals. We care about your success and we work hard to make sure you have everything you need to be successful.

We have an engaged, caring, and committed faculty that is student-centered. They will work closely with you to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills that will serve you well in your career. In addition, they serve as mentors and role models for every student. They will teach you how to think critically, creatively, and ethically. Students are first in the College of Business, and your success is why we exist.

We constantly strive to improve our academic standards so that we can offer you a challenging, top-quality academic experience. We are excited about the future as we make plans to expand our current majors and look to expand our concentrations in relevant areas such as Business Analytics and Supply Chain. In addition, we are always expanding our relationship with industry to ensure you are provided with the very best internship opportunities. I think you will find this a great place for an excellent, well-rounded education.

I am excited about the future. I invite you to come and visit us. I would love to meet you in person.  We believe you will experience a stimulating place to learn, network and grow during your time at the College of Business. If you would like to schedule a meeting or ask questions about us, you are welcome to dcovington [at] desu.edu (email me) or contact me at 302.857.6902.

In the meantime, check out our website and discover the dynamic and exciting programs we have to offer. I look forward to seeing you on campus.


Donna Covington, Dean 
College of Business