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You know that in today’s thriving business world, you need more than just an academically rigorous degree. You need the skills, network and right perspective to launch you to your next. At Lipscomb, we’re connected and ready to help you embark on the pathway to your desired industry, from day one. Gain access and credibility into Nashville’s broad-based business community and enhance your global mindset through study abroad programs, Maymester courses and other global learning opportunities. Our supportive Christian environment, one-on-one mentorships and personal development opportunities will provide you with the skills and business principles needed to affect change in global business communities. Nationally recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and a leader in faith-based education, we will prepare you to excel in your vocational calling as a servant leader.

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Undergraduate Programs

In today’s competitive market, businesses seek well-rounded leaders who stand out. Lipscomb develops these leaders.

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Graduate Programs

With high-ranking graduate business programs such as our Top 50 Bloomberg Businessweek part-time MBA program, we can help take you to the next level and help you achieve your professional goals.

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Embracing Business as Mission

At Lipscomb, we believe in “business as mission.” Here, you can engage in local and global outreach opportunities, and fully integrate your faith into your daily business endeavors. Learn how to effectively live at the intersection of faith, career, culture and entrepreneurial thinking.

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Aspire Fellows

Start investing in your long-term career goals now. Aspire Fellows is a year-long, selective cohort program for undergraduate students who want to gain work experience before graduating college. Integrate required coursework, real-world experience and professional development through a 10-month paid internship, focused class sessions, mentoring, and a multi-country global trip to meet with executives. If you aspire to success in your future, we’ll help you get there.

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Meet the key people that make up the College of Business.

  • Ray Eldridge

    Ray Eldridge

    Dean, College of Business

    A leadership practitioner and educator. Previous experience in academia includes senior associate dean and chair of the Department of Management at Lipscomb University, dean of the Freed-Hardeman University School of...

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  • Jacob Arthur

    Jacob Arthur

    Assistant Professor of Information Technology

    Jacob Arthur is an Assistant Professor of Information Security & Analytics in the College of Business and is the partner over security & technology services for Formos Consulting.  Arthur has significant...

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  • Joseph Bamber

    Joseph Bamber

    Visiting Professor of Marketing

    Joseph Bamber serves as the visiting professor of marketing at Lipscomb University. Bamber first came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University. After finishing his MBA at MIT Sloan, he co-founded...

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  • Marcy Binkley

    Marcy Binkley

    Instructor in Accounting

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  • Andy Borchers

    Andy Borchers

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

    Andy Borchers, DBA, CLTD, CPIM is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Business. Before moving to Lipscomb in 2011, Borchers spent 20...

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  • Jeff Cohu

    Jeff Cohu

    Associate Professor of Management

    Jeff Cohu is an experienced management consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. In addition to his ongoing consulting practice, he currently serves as an Associate Professor of management and Executive Director of...

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  • John Crawford

    John Crawford


    Crawford earned his BA, MBA, and PhD at the University of Alabama. He has been associated with Lipscomb University since 1981 and has served as a classroom teacher and chair...

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  • Lindsay Dillingham

    Lindsay Dillingham

    Assistant Professor of Marketing

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  • Allison Duke

    Allison Duke

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Business

    Allison Burgess Duke is Associate Dean of Graduate Business and an Associate Professor of Management at Lipscomb University. Duke teaches HR Strategy, Recruiting & Selection, The Employment Relationship, and Organizational...

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  • Rick Holaway

    Rick Holaway

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Rick Holaway serves as a Director of Graduate Programs and as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching marketing and management courses. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty,...

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  • Joe Ivey

    Joe Ivey

    Clinical Professor

    Joe Ivey serves as an associate professor of management and as executive director of the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty, he served...

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  • Jeff Jewell

    Jeff Jewell


    Jeff Jewell, professor of finance, teaches courses in corporate finance, investing, and portfolio management. He has earned a B.A. from Harding University, an MBA from the University of Alabama, and...

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  • Mark Jobe

    Mark Jobe

    Associate Professor

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  • Natasha Johnson

    Natasha Johnson

    Instructor in Management

    Natasha Johnson is a full-time Instructor of Management in the College of Business. With more than 10 years of direct and progressive HR and business experience spanning across the healthcare,...

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  • Bart Liddle

    Bart Liddle

    Assistant Professor of Management

    Liddle, director of graduate business and assistant professor of management, comes to Lipscomb with two decades of industry experience. He began his career at KPMG and then spent almost 15 years...

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  • Jeff Mankin

    Jeff Mankin

    Assistant Professor

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  • Brian Masterson

    Brian Masterson

    Assistant Professor

    Brian Masterson is the Chair of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department in the College of Business and is a tax attorney in the Nashville office of Butler Snow LLP....

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  • Perry Moore

    Perry Moore

    Director, Graduate Business Programs

    Perry Moore is professor of accounting and director of graduate business. He is a CPA, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is certified in Risk Management...

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  • Alisa Peters

    Alisa Peters

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Alisa Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department in the College of Business.  Prior to joining the Lipscomb faculty, Peters practiced in the areas of commercial...

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  • Cheri Phillips

    Cheri Phillips

    Assistant Professor of Management and Economics

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  • Julio Rivas-Aguilar

    Julio Rivas

    Associate Professor

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  • Leanne Smith

    Leanne Smith

    Associate Professor of Management

    Smith is an assistant professor with a record of teaching excellence, student engagement, university service, and community involvement. Her career background is in writing, design and administration. Leaving Independence, Smith's...

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  • Jerry Stubblefield

    Jerry Stubblefield

    Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship

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  • Rob Touchstone

    Rob Touchstone

    Director of Business as Mission

    Rob Touchstone learned to be an entrepreneur while finding and selling golfballs as a kid growing up near a golf course in Marietta, Ga. He has a passion for the...

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  • Michael Winegeart

    Michael Winegeart

    Executive Director of Spark

    Mike Winegeart was born and raised in Germany and is bilingual. His business career has been in Europe in senior management and business development capacities for Fortune 100 companies in...

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Undergraduate Programs

Here, you will receive real-world experience that fosters personal and professional development. Acquire your academic credentials, build your personal brand and expand your global mindset through our well-rounded business degrees. With programs in accounting, finance, management and marketing, we will ensure you are equipped with the skill set needed for whatever lies ahead.

Graduate Programs

Whether you want to develop your personal brand, grow your business acumen or step into a higher position within your company, Lipscomb’s graduate business programs will set you up for success. Our flexible evening and weekend programs are designed to fit your busy schedule. Select from our group of impactful and high-demand specialty areas and we’ll help you break down the barriers standing in your way to continuing your education.