Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University is guided by three pillars: servant leadership, ethics, and entrepreneurship. Classes are taught from a Christian worldview. The business school is ACBSP accredited. The business school is named after Jerry Colangelo, one of the most influential sports entrepreneurs, who has more than 50 years of franchise ownership. Mr. Colangelo is the Advisory Board Chairman and contributes to the overall success of the business school. A limited number of full-ride scholarships are awarded to Colangelo incoming freshman each year, based on high school GPA, community service, and entrepreneurship. Scholarships are also available for online students.
CCOB students are encouraged to discover their purpose and utilize their business degrees as a stepping stone to get there. The extensive range of Bachelor of Science degrees include majors in Accounting, Applied Business Analytics, Applied Business Information Systems, Applied Management, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business for Secondary Education, Business Information Systems, Business Management, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Finance and Economics, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Hospitality Management, Marketing and Advertising, Sports Management, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Students have the opportunity to sharpen their research skills at The Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching. Students can bring their dreams to fruition with a Master of Science in Accounting, Business Analytics, Information Technology Management, Leadership, and Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Students pursuing Leadership have the option to add an emphasis in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Students embody the spirit of servant leadership by offering free consulting services to small businesses at the New Business Development Center. Community service efforts, such as the semi-annual Serve the City Day, Habitat for Humanity program, and providing financial literacy instruction, allow students to make a huge impact. Career Services also plays a major role in helping students define their purpose, by exploring career options, writing an effective resume, polishing interview and networking skills, and identifying job opportunities. Marketing students can gain valuable, professional experience working for the GCU Student Ad Agency, as an Assistant Marketing Researcher, Assistant Social Media Specialist, or Marketing Project Assistant.
The Honors College is a group of some of the brightest, most passionate students on campus, and is open to students from all disciplines. This learning network will receive faculty mentoring, be invited to attend business seminars, and live in honors housing. Another benefit of membership in the honors program is specialized internship placement with companies such as Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Edward Jones, and MGM Resort in Las Vegas. Due to strong sports connections, business students have also had life-changing internships working on the Super Bowl Committee and at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Students can earn an online Master of Business Administration or a joint MBA/MS in Leadership. MBA students can also add an emphasis in Accounting, Cybersecurity, Finance, Health Systems Management, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Sports Business, or Strategic Human Resource Management. Online students have access to the Journal of Instructional Research. Several online career tools are also available through the Career Compass platform.