Welcome to the College of Business at Governors State University! 


As the Dean of the College of Business at Governors State University, I am delighted to welcome you to join our diverse community of students, alumni, business partners, and friends, as we continue on our journey to achieve the goals set out in the College of Business Strategy 2025. We welcome your participation in our effort to build the COB as one of the choice schools for business education in the Chicago region and beyond.   

All our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the top accreditation for business schools around the world, a distinction achieved by less than 5% of all business schools around the world.

We believe in engagement, innovation, impact, and continuous improvement. In the College of Business, this means we are always improving our curriculum and programs to maintain the rigor and competitiveness. Our online MBA in General Management and Supply Chain Management have earned top rankings for its high quality, affordability, and flexibility. In Fall 2019, we started a new Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS in HRM) program. In Fall 2020, we rolled out a new Master of Business Analytics  Business Analytics (M.S.) which equips students with the skills to solve real-world business and data problems and add value to organizations.  

At COB, we truly believe the value of practical and hands-on learning as an integral part of student success. We offer annual student trips to emerging markets, and provide opportunities for students to experience other cultures and learn about different business environments in the global market. We cultivate strong Business Partnerships and Centers  and encourage our students to seek out internship opportunities. We also encourage students to participate in student organizations and clubs, and develop leadership skills in these student organizations.    

COB faculty and staff are highly talented scholars and professionals who are dedicated to Academic Excellence. Our diverse and global faculty bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise, and provide mentorship to students to help them grow professionally. They conduct cutting- edge research, publish in high quality academic journals, and provide services to their profession and the community. Our advisors and other staff members work closely with students to ensure they are on the right path to achieve academic success, and provide resources and support whenever needed to help students along the journey.

As the only public university in Chicago’s southland region, Governors State University contributes to the workforce and economic development of the region and the COB plays this role by offering faculty consulting, corporate training, and other services to businesses in its service area. COB’s newly established Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator will provide certificate training and other employee development opportunities to existing businesses in the supply chain and logistics sector, as well as co-working space and mentoring services to start-ups and entrepreneurs in supply chain and related sectors, starting Spring 2020.

Whether you are a potential student, employer, or a friend, I invite you to visit our website and our beautiful campus in University Park to learn the many exciting things that are happening in our College and the University. I am confident that you will find the College of Business at Governors State University is a great place to fulfill your educational and professional aspirations. 



Jun Zhao, DBA

Dean, College of Business