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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

    Dean, College of Business, Lipscomb University. An experienced leader in higher education. Previously served as Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean and Department Chair at Lipscomb University; Dean at Freed-Hardeman University...

    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, where he leads the efforts to fuse business, data, and technology. His background includes...

    Meet Jacob Arthur
  • Joseph Bamber headshot

    Joseph Bamber

    Associate Professor

    Joseph serves as the Associate Professor of Marketing at Lipscomb University. Joseph first came to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University. After finishing his MBA at MIT Sloan, Joseph co-founded a...

    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 grew up in Midwest before heading to college at Kettering University in Michigan. There he completed a unique co-op degree program that launched him into a career in the...

    Meet Andy Borchers
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    Donita Brown

    Director of Health Care Programs

    Donita Brown is a native Middle Tennessee, calling Robertson County home. The Lipscomb University professor teaches in the Master of Management Healthcare Administration Program and Masters of Health Administration, as well...

    Meet Donita Brown
  • Rebecca Burcham headshot

    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 was born and raised in Taoyuan, Taiwan. He earned his BBA in Statistics from National Taipei University and MBA with Finance concentration from Tamkang University. In order to...

    Meet Han-Sheng Chen
  • Jeff Cohu headshot

    Jeff Cohu

    Ex. Dir., Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    Dr. 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...

    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), Certified in Corporate Strategy and Analysis (CSCA), and a Certified...

    Meet Tim Creel
  • Lindsay Dillingham headshot

    Lindsay Dillingham

    Assistant Professor

    Prior to earning her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2014, Dr. Dillingham worked for Merrill Lynch in Nashville after graduating from Lipscomb. Since joining the faculty full-time in...

    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

    Dept. Chair-Mgmt. Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    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 received...

    Meet Joe Ivey
  • Jeff Jewell headshot

    Jeff Jewell


    Jeff was born in Bloomington, Indiana, but grew up in Searcy, Arkansas, where both of his parents were professors at Harding University. Jeff earned his BA in history from Harding,...

    Meet Jeff Jewell
  • Mark Jobe headshot

    Mark Jobe

    Associate Professor

    Mark Jobe is a native Mississippian. He was born in Elvis Presley's home town, reared in the rolling hills of northeast Mississippi, and educated at Ole Miss. Shortly after graduation,...

    Meet Mark Jobe
  • Natasha Johnson

    Natasha Johnson

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Natasha Johnson worked as a human resource manager within the healthcare field prior to transitioning to academia. She has an MBA from Lipscomb University as well as a BBA...

    Meet Natasha Johnson
  • Bart Liddle headshot

    Bart Liddle

    Associate Dean Academic Excellence

    Dr. Bart Liddle serves the Associate Dean of Academic Excellence in the College of Business. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programming. In addition...

    Meet Bart Liddle
  • Jeff Mankin headshot

    Jeff Mankin

    Assistant Professor

    Jeff Mankin is native of Nashville, TN. He graduated from Lipscomb University with a BS in accounting with a finance minor. He attended the University of Alabama receiving a MAcc...

    Meet Jeff Mankin
  • Perry Moore headshot

    Perry Moore

    Director, Graduate Business Programs

    Dr. Perry Moore is the Charles E. Frasier Professor of Accountancy and Director of Accreditation at Lipscomb University's Pfeffer Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a...

    Meet Perry Moore
  • Nina Morel headshot

    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
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    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 is a Nashville native, born one frosty morning at Vanderbilt before her father could park the car. She graduated from Hillwood High School and met her husband, Stan ('86,...

    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 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 serving marginalized...

    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.