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About Heider College of Business

Heider Develops Business Leaders

Our Mission

Guided by our Jesuit heritage, we form leaders who use their business education to promote justice and improve the world.

What Makes Heider College of Business Truly Unique?

  • 3/3 Law Program allows students to complete dual business and law degrees in 6 years
  • One of the 1st in the nation to offer FinTech undergrad degree program
  • Top 2% of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • 1 million+ miles traveled by students on 6 continents and to 23 countries (2018-19)
  • The Heider College of Business is the 1st named college at Creighton University, recognizing philanthropists Charles (BSC’49) and Mary Heider
  • 8 CFA Charter holders among the faculty (the most respected designation in finance) — more than any university
  • Creighton Business Symposium—the largest student-run business conference in the nation
  • 1 iJay store—the first and one of only two student-run, Apple® authorized campus stores in the world
  • Only university in the country offering a four-year leadership development program and a four-year career development program for all business students
  • $8 million+ of University funds managed by students through the Portfolio Practicum class
  • Alumni live and work in every state in the U.S. and in countries around the world
  • 80% of students come from out of state
  • No. 14 Undergraduate Finance
  • No. 19 Undergraduate Analytics
  • No. 25 Undergraduate Accounting
  • No. 24 Online Master’s Business Programs
  • No. 35 Online MBA
  • No. 16 Online MBA Business Analytics
  • No. 19 Online MBA Finance
  • No. 21 Online MBA General Management
  • No. 30 Online MBA Programs for Veterans
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of students complete at least 1 internship

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employment success rate for accounting majors for past 10 years

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Success Rate

Your investment in a top-ranked education will pay off as our success rate for graduates is 99%. 

What Creighton Teaches

"Not only does the Heider College of Business teach you how to become an ethical business leader, it teaches you how to be a good person at the top of your profession."

Nicholas Nalbach, Class of '16
Finance & Management

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  • 4 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Omaha
  • More than 100 Fortune 1000 companies have operations in Omaha
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Celebrating 100 Years #Heider100

  • Business School Opens


    Creighton University opens its business school, the College of Commerce, Accounts and Finance, in 1920. Yearly tuition was $110, and for the first four years, classes were held at night only to accommodate working students.

  • College of Commerce


    Creighton’s business school branches off from the School of Journalism to become the College of Commerce and focuses on modern curriculum development that blends business coursework with a liberal arts education taught by faculty with industry experience.

  • AACSB Member


    With U.S. involvement in World War II, student enrollment and faculty employment dramatically drops. Post-war numbers swell, though, and by 1949, the College of Commerce is a provisional member of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  • College of Business Admin (COBA)


    Rechristened the College of Business Administration (COBA) in 1956, the school greatly expands its curriculum to include accounting, finance, management, marketing and secretarial skills.

  • First MBA in Nebraska


    As part of a spate of new construction, the Eugene C. Eppley College of Business Administration building opens in 1961. A year later, the college welcomes students to its newly launched Master of Business Administration program. This inaugural class becomes the first to earn MBA degrees in the state of Nebraska.

  • Council of Business Executives


    The Council of Business Executives, an advisory board composed of Omaha business leaders, forms in 1973, serving as a valuable liaison between academia and corporate communities. In just 10 years, the MBA program becomes the most popular graduate program on campus.

  • Wade Computing Center


    The College of Business Administration keeps pace with the computer revolution by opening the Wade Computing Center in 1985. College leadership also concentrated on connecting with Omaha business leaders to keep students and faculty abreast of current business practices.

  • Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program


    The Eppley Building is remodeled to accommodate advances in technology, including the Seagate Computer Lab and computerized classrooms, and new programming, such as the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program and career counseling, are initiated to help ensure student career success.

  • Creighton Business Symposium


    The Creighton Business Symposium, the nation’s largest student-led business conference, launches, and Anthony R. Hendrickson joins the College in 2005 as its ninth dean.

  • Heider College of Business


    In 2013 the college is named after Charles “Charlie” Heider and his wife, Mary, becoming the first named school at Creighton. Simultaneously, the Heider College of Business vacates the Eppley Building, its home for the previous four decades, and relocates to the Harper Center.