The Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business at the University of Missouri, has a rich history of preparing future ethical business leaders, offering innovative education, and guiding entrepreneurship for over a century. It is one of the first business schools, Ph.D. in Business programs, and AACSB-accredited College of Business’ in our country. Trulaske is committed to “Lead the Way” in educating business students through knowledge discovery, career readiness, impactful research, professional development, engagement, and global business opportunities.
Expert faculty members provide an educational foundation for hard-working, driven, and motivated business students. The Bachelors in Business Administration offers emphasis areas in Finance, Management, Economics, Marketing, Real Estate, Accountancy, and International Business. Accounting students can integrate the Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy degrees into a 150-hour degree program. Trulaske students can take their education abroad and study international business while immersed in a different culture for a summer in China, Italy, or Spain, a winter in Barcelona or New Zealand, or an internship in London.
The Crosby MBA offers students a supportive community, customizable curriculum, career preparation, and networking opportunities. MBA students can focus their study in a variety of areas, including Business Consulting, Healthcare Management, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Sales Management, International Business, and Marketing Analytics. Ph.D. candidates can study Accountancy or Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing, Finance, or Management.
Trulaske students are required to participate in The Professional Edge Program, where they earn points toward graduation. Points are acquired through internships and professional development activities like the Alumni Mentor Program, professional seminars, resume workshops, executive panel discussions, mock interviews, and etiquette dinners. It is also highly encouraged to become a member of one or more of the business-specific student organizations. These groups include the Association of Trulaske Businesswomen, Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Collegiate Deca, Association of Accountancy Students, Diverse Student Association, MBA Association, Mizzou Analytics Society, Entrepreneurship Alliance, and the Consulting Association.
Many other experiential learning opportunities include competing in the Entrepreneur Quest Pitch Competition, interacting with real-world financial data in the Bloomberg trading room, and helping manage the University’s $1.6 million Investment Fund portfolio. Qualifying students can join The Cornell Leadership Program and travel to companies and networking events throughout the country and the world for face-to-face interaction with executives. There are several centers where students can learn, conduct research, and assist real clients. These centers are the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Center for Sales & Customer Development, the Financial Research Institute, the International Trade Center, and the Smith Institute of Real Estate & Capital Markets.
Those who have completed general education requirements can utilize the flexibility of the fully online Bachelors in Business Administration degree completion program. Graduate students can obtain a 100% online, self-paced Masters in Finance or Masters in Accountancy. The Executive MBA is offered mostly online with four on-campus sessions each year and an opportunity to study internationally for eight to ten days.