Regis University announces new College of Business and Economics

April 08, 2015

Regis University will begin mentoring the next generation of Colorado business leaders with the opening of a new College of Business and Economics in fall 2015.

The new college combines an existing program from the Regis College Division of Business with the College for Professional Studies School of Management and Master of Nonprofit Management. It brings together diverse faculty, giving students a greater range of degrees, learning models and programs.

“Too much of contemporary business education offers a narrow concept of the role of business in society. Consequently, the leadership training in business schools tends to be narrow, functional, and specialized,” said Regis University Father President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.  “The Regis School of Business and Economics will provide a broad, integrative understanding of business through a strong focus on both character and competence.”

Helping to shape the vision of the Jesuit values-centered curriculum is Founding Academic Dean Timothy Keane, Ph.D., who will join Regis this summer. Keane brings with him more than a decade of academic leadership experience, most recently at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business. Prior to moving into higher education, Keane spent more than 20 years in the private sector, including serving as the founding director of Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Information Based Selling Group.

“In launching the new College of Business and Economics, Regis has committed to building leaders of conscience who will attack urgent issues facing a globalizing world. I'm fortunate to be part of this exciting future,” said Keane.

The College of Business and Economics offers programs that cater to students at every step in the educational journey, from traditional undergraduate to busy professionals, including flexible options for obtaining bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or academic certificates in these areas of study:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Health Industry Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Management

Traditional business school leaders echo the world’s need for the type of leader that Jesuit business schools strive to produce; mature, self-aware, ethically informed and caring graduates equipped to be innovative, influential, and committed to the service of others.

The business and financial operations occupation field is projected to add more than 800,000 jobs by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2020, it is estimated there will be more than 160,000 new job openings for accountants and auditors, the largest growth of any business operations subset.  

The opening of the College of Business and Economics comes on the heels of the fall 2014 launch of the College of Computer & Information Sciences.

Regis University is the only Jesuit university with a dedicated computer and information sciences school, championing people who want to study IT, science and computing as a way to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges, from poverty to clean water access to global climate change.