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Mark Ranalli, dean of the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship



Welcome to the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship!

Inspiring creativity, innovation and growth. These words are not a marketing slogan; they represent the deeply held mission of our college.

We are living in exciting and challenging times. The rapid advancements in technology and the speed of information dissemination continue to create new opportunities and are rapidly addressing some of our most pressing social issues—but at the same time—these changes are putting stress on our organizational and cultural infrastructures.  

At the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship (Jabs), we see this as an exciting opportunity to be educating and creating the next generation of leaders—innovative professionals who are prepared for leading through change.  The leaders of the future, whether they choose to be leaders within a large company, a non-profit, their own entrepreneurial ventures, or the local community, all need to have the requisite set of skills to navigate change, work within teams, drive innovation and inspire confidence.

The traditional business degree is changing. We are excited to be at the forefront of providing a transformational educational experience to prepare our students as the leaders of the future. We believe that innovators require great depth of expertise in a field of choice—be it accounting, finance, management or marketing—but also require a breadth of knowledge that will foster their creativity and adaptability to change.

At Jabs, we pride ourselves in providing a personalized, team-centric and rigorous curriculum. Our faculty include a mix of passionate educational professionals who are advancing their disciplines with deep research as well as our cadre of highly experienced business executives who have joined our educational ranks with a desire to share their hard-earned industry insights.

I welcome you to learn more about our College; peruse our website, attend an event, or come visit us at Jabs Hall.

-Mark Ranalli                                                                       
Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship