The Colangelo College of Business offers leading-edge degrees that address the demands of contemporary business environments. We nurture the startup spirit, propelling your entrepreneurial visions on a powerful platform with opportunities to help you thrive. Our philosophy is Lopes First, which means that we embrace a student-centric culture with an emphasis on higher purpose and academic success. From a bachelor's degree in business information systems to a master's degree in accounting to an MBA with an emphasis in sports business, our business programs encompass specializations to help today's students become tomorrow's leaders.
Since our university's founding in 1949, Grand Canyon University (GCU) remains committed to providing students with a values-based education centered on Christian principles. We believe the higher ethics inspired by our Christian worldview are as integral to the workplace as the proper skillset. In the application of both, graduates of our business school stand out in entrepreneurial and business landscapes.
Quality academics are not all that set the Colangelo College of Business apart. During the 2014-15 academic school year, we welcomed Aram Chavez, a local angel investor and entrepreneur, to share his approach to business startup success. GCU alum Courtney Klein, CEO and co-founder of Seed Spot, a central Phoenix social incubator for entrepreneurs, also provided thought-provoking creative insight to help bring ideas to life.
Servant Leadership. Ethics. Entrepreneurism. These are the pillars that guide our student experience, challenging you to become a values-driven business leader. GCU's Christian worldview guides our educational approach, instilling within graduates the professional ethics necessary to benefit both industry and the global community.
Welcome to the Colangelo College of Business
Welcome to the Colangelo College of Business. We are very excited that you are part of our growing college. Our foundation is based upon servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurism - three attributes that move us forward as tomorrow's business college for today's student.
We take great pride in helping you find your purpose via our Lopes First approach. Our faculty get to live and work on this beautiful campus because of you. Consequently, we strive to be accessible and accountable to you in all that we do. We aim for you to graduate with an innovative mindset to help create, improve and grow businesses. Our faculty members combine their solid academic pedigrees with extensive industry experience to help you thrive. We are teachers here to teach - and we look forward to working with you.
Dean Randy Gibb, PhD
Colangelo College of Business
About Jerry Colangelo
Jerry Colangelo is one of the most influential and caring sports entrepreneurs in American history. Colangelo has delivered top athletic teams to Arizona, with more than 50 years of experience in sports business management and franchise ownership, as well as dozens of other business organizations.
Among his many accomplishments, Colangelo has owned the NBA Phoenix Suns, built two state-of-the-art sports facilities, won an MLB World Series title with the Arizona Diamondbacks and led USA Basketball to four consecutive gold medals in international competition. Colangelo's achievements in Arizona, professional sports and the study of leadership are remarkable. As a dynamic community leader and committed Christian, his activities transcend the world of sports and serve as an inspiration for future generations.
Jerry Colangelo represents the best of what it means to be a Christian university from a standpoint of conducting business with strong character, integrity and servant leadership. We want to instill those same characteristics into every one of our students.
President and CEO
Grand Canyon University
Our Doctrinal Statement outlines our commitment to following Scripture and living out our faith in all that we do. Learn the beliefs and values that guide our university.
Inspirational Business Leaders
We round out our curriculum with diverse speakers who share valuable insights into their faith and profession. View upcoming visits by thought leaders within the business community.
ACBSP-Accredited Business Degrees
GCU is a regionally accredited institution. Many of our business degrees have attained elite accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).
Integration of Faith and Learning
The Christian faith is at the cornerstone of learning and work at GCU. We purposely integrate our Christian worldview to honor God, foster service to the community and support the progression of humanity.