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Dean's Message

In the world of business there are three kinds of people: Those who TALK about what they would like to see happen, those who MAKE things happen, and those who WONDER what happened. At Tarleton State University's College of Business Administration (COBA) we mean business and we make things happen!

Hello. On behalf of our entrepreneurial, dedicated and student-oriented faculty and staff it is with pleasure that we welcome you to our COBA website. Whether you are a current or prospective student, alumnus, faculty or staff colleague, employer, provider of internships, Business Advisory Board member, community partner, benefactor, or just a curious browser, we trust that our web pages will provide the information that you are looking for. If not, please let us know how we may help...our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

We are a dynamic and innovative community of scholars and business professionals committed to continuous improvement in the fulfillment of our mission which is "To provide an innovative, creative and relevant education in business disciplines to a diverse group of students. "We are student-centered and offer a well-balanced array of undergraduate and master's level degree programs in an educational environment for individuals to develop the learning and scholarly pursuits to their fullest potential. We take pride in our personal approach to education and offer small classes on our main campus in Stephenville and in our thriving centers in Fort Worth and Waco. We respond to the needs of an important segment of our student population with online courses and degree programs. Ethical standards and the internationalization of our curriculum are major components of our strategic initiatives--we offer faculty-led study abroad options in Europe, Asia, and North America.

We build community partnerships and our faculty and staff are active in relevant civic and professional organizations. Our Small Business Development Center, housed in Granbury, TX serves a ten-county area of the north central region of the state, enables the professional engagement of our faculty and will offer opportunities for experiential learning and internship for our students. Our staff members multiply their can-do attitude to provide the critical linkages that bond us together and assist us in reaching our goals.

Thank you kindly for browsing our site. We would welcome the opportunity of further communication between COBA and you to explore the prospect of making things happen through mutually beneficial and appropriate associations, relationships, and/or partnerships.

With sincere personal regards,

Dr. Steve Steed
Interim Dean, College of Business Administration
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402
Phone: (254) 968-9645
Fax: (254) 968-9328
E-mail: ssteed@tarleton.edu