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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 chapter. At Lipscomb, we’re connected and ready to help you embark on the pathway to your desired industry. 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 professional development programming 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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Pfeffer Graduate School of Business

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 headshot

    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...

    Meet Ray Eldridge
  • Jacob Arthur headshot

    Jacob Arthur

    Assistant Professor

    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...

    Meet Jacob Arthur
  • Joseph Bamber headshot

    Joseph Bamber

    Associate Professor

    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...

    Meet Joseph Bamber
  • Marcy Binkley headshot

    Marcy Binkley

    AFE Department Chair & MAcc Director

    Marcy Binkley, CPA is an Instructor of Accounting at Lipscomb University. As an Instructor of Accounting, Marcy teaches principles courses including Financial and Managerial Accounting at the undergraduate level. She...

    Meet Marcy Binkley
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    Andy Borchers

    Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

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

    Meet Andy Borchers
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    Donita Brown

    Director of Health Care Programs

    Donita Brown is a professor, author, speaker, coach, and Director of Health Care Programs within the College of Business. She teaches courses in the Master of Management in Health Care Administration...

    Meet Donita Brown
  • Rebecca Burcham

    Rebecca Burcham

    Assistant Professor

    Rebecca calls both Hattiesburg, MS and New Orleans, LA her dual hometowns as she spent equal amounts of time in both during her childhood. She graduated from Mississippi State University...

    Meet Rebecca Burcham
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    Han-Sheng Chen

    Associate Professor

    Han-Sheng Chen is an Associate Professor of Finance at Lipscomb University. He teaches several economics and finance courses, including Macroeconomics, Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments and International Finance and Economics. A...

    Meet Han-Sheng Chen
  • Jeff Cohu headshot

    Jeff Cohu

    Associate Professor

    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...

    Meet Jeff Cohu
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    John Crawford

    Adjunct Faculty

    Crawford earned his BA, MBA, and Ph.D. at the University of Alabama. He has been associated with Lipscomb University since 1981 and has served in the College of Business as...

    Meet John Crawford
  • Tim Creel headshot

    Tim Creel

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Tim Creel is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Lipscomb University. He is a CPA, Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Creel earned a BBA in Accounting...

    Meet Tim Creel
  • Lindsay Dillingham headshot

    Lindsay Dillingham

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Lindsay Dillingham is an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching courses in marketing strategy and marketing research for both undergraduate and graduate students. She has also served as the Aspire Fellows...

    Meet Lindsay Dillingham
  • Allison Duke headshot

    Allison Duke

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Business

    Dr. Allison Duke is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management at Lipscomb University's College of Business. As Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Duke leads the development of strategic initiatives and...

    Meet Allison Duke
  • Rick Holaway headshot

    Rick Holaway

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Rick Holaway serves as a Chair for Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing and as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, teaching marketing and management courses. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time...

    Meet Rick Holaway
  • Joe Ivey headshot

    Joe Ivey


    Joe Ivey serves as a Professor of Management. Prior to becoming a member of the full-time faculty, he served five years as the university's senior vice president for advancement. He...

    Meet Joe Ivey
  • 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...

    Meet Jeff Jewell
  • Mark Jobe headshot

    Mark Jobe

    Associate Professor

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  • Natasha Johnson

    Natasha Johnson


    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,...

    Meet Natasha Johnson
  • Bart Liddle headshot

    Bart Liddle

    Associate Professor

    Liddle, Associate Dean for Academic Excellence 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...

    Meet Bart Liddle
  • Jeff Mankin headshot

    Jeff Mankin

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Jeff Mankin is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and teaches courses in financial, managerial and intermediate accounting. He also teaches a course in data analysis using Excel.  He earned a B.S....

    Meet Jeff Mankin
  • Brian Masterson

    Brian Masterson

    Assistant Professor

    Brian Masterson is the Director of the Master of Accountancy ("MAcc") program and the Chair of the undergraduate Accounting, Finance and Economics Department. He teaches graduate tax courses in the...

    Meet Brian Masterson
  • Perry Moore headshot

    Perry Moore

    Director, Graduate Business Programs

    Perry Moore is the Charles E. Frasier Professor of Accountancy and Director of Academic Operations. He is a CPA, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is...

    Meet Perry Moore
  • Nina Morel

    Nina Morel


    Nina Morel, Ed.D., is Executive Director of Leadership Development and Coaching and former Dean of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University. She has developed and led innovative coaching programs as well...

    Meet Nina Morel
  • Lauren Pinkston headshot

    Lauren Pinkston

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Lauren Pinkston is an Assistant Professor of Business as Mission. She came to Lipscomb University via Southeast Asia, where she lived from 2014-2019 combining community development philosophies with organic...

    Meet Lauren Pinkston
  • Julio Rivas headshot

    Julio Rivas

    MBA Director

    Julio A. Rivas, born in Torreon, Mexico, and lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, until 2007. He went to school to Monterrey Tech, Guadalajara Campus, and got his BBA in Finance and...

    Meet Julio Rivas
  • Leanne Smith headshot

    Leanne Smith

    Associate Professor

    Leanne Smith is a writer and associate professor of management recognized for teaching excellence, student engagement, university service and community involvement. She has been recognized with two Outstanding Teacher awards...

    Meet Leanne Smith
  • Jerry Stubblefield

    Jerry Stubblefield

    Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship

    Meet Jerry Stubblefield
  • Rob Touchstone headshot

    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...

    Meet Rob Touchstone

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.