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COBA Signature Events

Executive in Residence Photo of Mr. Rick Stacy

Signature Events

Mr. Rick Stacy of Stacy Furniture presented at our most recent Executive in Residence event along with Mr. James Sellers of Sellmark and Dr. Lou Mancuso, retired professor from LSU.


The College of Business at Tarleton State University seeks to engage the broader community in meaningful ways that promote ethical and socially responsible behavior. To that end, the college hosts and participates in several signature events that help promote these core values of the college.

Executive In Residence

The Executive in Residence program is an event held each Spring semester and includes a day in which several executive are brought in to the college to share their real world experiences with students and faculty. An event open to students and faculty from each of the college, students get to connect with executives in the workforce which reinforces what they are learning in the classroom.

COBA Job Fair

Each spring the College of Business Administration, in cooperation with Career Services, hosts our very own job fair. Open to all majors, our Career Services representative, stationed right here within the College of Business Administration, works closely with recruiters from companies such as AXA Advisors; Cleburne Railroaders Pro Baseball; Community Health Systems; Condley and Company; Enterprise Holdings; Fastenal; First Financial Bank; GIX Logistics; GM Financial; Hajoca; McCoy's Building Supply; Patillo, Brown, & Hill; Richemont North America; TechnipFMC; and Whitley Penn.

Research: Advances in Business Research journal/Symposium

The faculty within the College of Business Administration at Tarleton State University recognize the value in creating new knowledge, extending existing theory, and incorporating research into the classroom. Consistent with this, the College, along with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, co-hosts the Advances in Business Research journal, a journal dedicated to providing "a forum for current thoughts, techniques, theories, issues, trends, and innovations in the business fields, including accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, and other related fields."

Related to the journal is the Advances in Business Research Symposium. Serving as an outlet for academic, professional, and students to present research, the symposium provides a platform for stakeholders "to participate in the conversation about emerging business ideas and research." Also co-hosted with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the symposium alternates back and forth between campuses each year and is typically held in late October/November.