The Coleman College of Business at the University of Pikeville focuses on holistically developing students to be knowledgeable, accountable, wise, respectful, virtuous, full of integrity, and highly educated. They offer many different ways in and out of the classroom to build leadership skills and provide service opportunities.
Business students can obtain associates, bachelors, and masters degrees through the College of Business. The Associate of Science degree majors include Accounting and Management. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree majors include Accounting, Management, Healthcare Management, and Sports Management. The Master of Business Administration students can specialize in areas such as Healthcare Management, Professional Management, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Most students need financial assistance to attend college classes and pursue a degree of any kind. At the University of Pikeville, most all of the first-year freshmen can obtain financial aid. There is also federal and state aid available. The campus offers many different types of employment opportunities for students to work and earn money while studying for classes as well.
In the Living Learning Communities, through Affinity Housing, freshmen business students can live on campus amongst other business students who share the same educational goals and life interests. There are a variety of organizations to get involved in to offer leadership opportunities, ways to actively engage on campus and in the community, and diversify the overall experience. These organizations include the Delta Alpha Lambda Honor Society, Journal Club, Fishing Club, Research Club, Intramural Sports, Latino Student Union, Speech and Debate Team, Star Wars Club, and Black Student Union. Graduate students can be the voice and represent the student body in the Student Government Association and the Interprofessional Council.
The Career and Development Center guides students in exploring, preparing, and adapting to connect their interests with the right career path that leads to success. Graduate students can find helpful resources at the Graduate & Health Professions Student Affairs Office. As the university places significant importance on the spiritual life and health of their students, they created the Office of Spiritual Life for guidance. This office hosts Compassionate Mission Trips both nationally and internationally so students can compassionately serve others. It also provides the weekly Convocation Series which combines worship, educational activities, and teachings on relevant issues of today. The religious and spiritual programs that students can be involved in include the Baptist Campus Ministry, Blessed Unity of God, Merge, Roman Catholic Mass, Church of Latter-Day Saints Bible Study, Meditation, and Yoga. Volunteer opportunities include Appalachian Hospice, Westcare Emergency Shelter, Grace Fellowship Soup Kitchen, Pregnancy Care Center, East Kentucky Dream Center, and Meals on Wheels.
The College of Business provides a 100% online MBA program with concentrations. This flexibility allows people to obtain a first-class degree who either cannot attend classes in person, need to work full time, or have other obligations. Students can choose a fast track of 11 months or a 21-month option.