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The Colangelo College of Business, a private, Christian business school in Arizona, 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 school 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.

Guiding Pillars

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.

College Mission

The Colangelo College of Business challenges and inspires students to be servant leaders with the business skills and values necessary to drive organizational success and positively impact society.

About Jerry Colangelo

Jerry ColangeloJerry 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 Museum 

The Jerry Colangelo Museum celebrates Colangelo with photos and mementos highlighting the sports icon's long career. Stop by today to learn more about our college namesake's life and legacy.

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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.

Brian Mueller
President and CEO
Grand Canyon University


GCU’s One Foundation

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.

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Business Degrees

Whether you are an aspiring business professional or looking to take the next step in your career, GCU offers a business degree for you. Explore our dynamic management, administration and leadership degrees.

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Business School Educational Alliances

GCU participates with schools and organizations to help students and working professionals take the next step toward finding their purpose through higher education and advanced career opportunities.

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ACBSP-Accredited Business Degrees

GCU is a regionally accredited institution. Additionally, many of our business degrees have attained elite accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

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