In the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, you’ll learn more than balance sheets and ethics. Our curriculum allows you to sharpen your powers of observation, analysis, and evaluation to make an impact in the workplace. In your classes, you will develop essential communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills to prepare you for future graduate studies and or your professional career.
The Labry school is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in both its baccalaureate and graduate business programs.
Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty of the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business, I want to congratulate you on becoming a member of the Cumberland University family. You are joining us at an exciting time, and I look forward to getting to know you throughout your time at CU.
The Labry School of Science, Technology and Business curricula are designed to provide a fundamental grounding in liberal arts and to allow you to sharpen your powers of observation, analysis, and evaluation. In addition, you will further develop communication, critical thinking, and decision making skills that will prepare you for graduate school and/or your professional career. This contemporary perspective on curricula is underscored with an emphasis on practical application, teamwork, ethics, internships, and experiential learning.
I’d like to leave you with some tips to success that I’ve learned throughout my career in higher education:
- Ask questions. College is a time of learning, and asking questions is one of the best ways to learn. Never be afraid to ask a question, whether it’s throughout the registration process, at orientation or in class.
- Ask for help. Remember, we are here because of you. CU is full of people willing to help you, whether it’s another student, a professor, a staff member or a dean. We’re here to help you succeed, but if you don’t ask for help, we may not know you need it.
- Get involved. Many studies have shown that the key to student success and retention is involvement. Find something that connects you to CU, whether you join a student organization, are part of a sports team, participate in an academic club or attend one of our many campus activities, the relationships you build at CU will make all the difference.
I wish you all the best in this coming year, and I look forward to meeting you in person. If you see me on campus, please do not hesitate to come say hello.
Welcome to the Phoenix family!
Dr. Chris Fuller
Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business