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College of Business and Economics
Email: cbe@uwrf.edu
Phone: 715-425-3335
Location: 124 South Hall

College of Business and Economics

Welcome to the College of Business and Economics, or as we’re known around campus, CBE. Here, we’re about more than just the degree you’ll receive. We see your college career as a journey, one where you’ll explore more than just your career options. You’ll learn lifelong skills through personalized learning and build a network of your peers and professional connections through meaningful interactions. You’ll innovate, create, learn from the best and become a leader. When you graduate, you’ll have more than just a degree – you’ll have a rock-solid foundation of skills, connections and experiences to build on.


Best Business School for Women


Fortune 500 companies in the Twin Cities

Our Academics

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, CBE provides undergraduate, graduate and Adult Degree Completion programs. Our highly qualified faculty bring their real-world experience into the classroom each day, while our dedicated internship resources provide support for learning outside of the classroom. 

Academic Departments

  • Accounting and Finance: Our Accounting and Finance Department curriculum provides students with a strong foundation and prepares them for careers in high-growth, in-demand fields. Learn More
  • Economics: Internships are encouraged in the Economics Department, where experienced faculty bring decades of experiences and knowledge to the classroom. Learn More
  • Management and Marketing: Offering both foundational skills and the most current management and marketing skills, our Management and Marketing Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Learn More


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Student delivers a sales pitch presentation
Student in the MakersSpace removes excess vinyl off of a sheet


The CBE Experience

The CBE experience is innovative, it's creative, it's personalized. Our proximity to the Twin Cities is a major bonus (16 Fortune 500 companies right at your fingertips!) and we’ve committed significant resources to fostering innovation, connections and economic growth locally, creating benefits for both students and alumni.

The College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). What’s this mean? It means you’re getting a top-notch education! The AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. It’s the only assurance available that all business programs are of the highest quality and are taught by highly qualified instructors. AACSB accreditation has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.

A collaborative workshop designed for students to build models and minimum viable products to illustrate their ideas, the MakerSpace is available to anyone on campus. The space is an area to play, create, innovate and build and serves as a crucial resource for students in the college’s innovation courses and those participating in the Ideathon and Innovation Challenge.

Earn your MBA at UWRF! Our graduate programs provide flexible, affordable options in a wide variety of interest areas, all tailored to help you succeed.

Innovation isn’t just a buzzword to us, it’s one of our core pillars. Programs like the Innovation Challenge and Innovator in Residence Series, facilities like the CBE Makerspace and coursework built around developing and nurturing innovative thinking are all part of our commitment to developing the best and brightest thinkers.

Internships and professional experiences give you a serious leg up when it comes to your career prospects. We strongly encourage students to pursue internships and have dedicated resources to help.

We encourage you to get involved! CBE supports a variety of active student organizations that provide students with opportunities outside of the classroom. From the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society to our Women in Business organization, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved.

Finance student Kaylee Beier
“Attending UW-River Falls and joining the College of Business and Economics is the best decision I could have made. Everyone – from the faculty to the students – is supportive and outright amazing. The courses not only include the material you need to know but also present-day information. Professors go out of their way to get to know you as a person and help you in any way possible.”
Kaylee Beier, finance major