The School of Business and Data Science

The School of Business and Data Science is dedicated to fostering the next generation of visionary leaders, innovators, and problem solvers in the rapidly evolving fields of business, mathematics, computer science, and data science. Our mission is to provide a transformative educational experience that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical principles necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global landscape.


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Meet the Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Business and Data Science at Converse University. Rapid technological advances and the consequential rise of a data-driven society have changed the landscape of today’s society and workforce. There is a great and growing need for college graduates both trained in the liberal arts and quantitative expertise. Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to become quantitatively savvy humanists, empowering them to become transformative leaders in business, the mathematical sciences, and their communities.

Launched in 2023, this school houses the disciplines of Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, and Mathematics. In each of these fields, we value critical thinking and writing, professionalism, innovation, problem-solving, and data-driven decision-making. Our school boasts a team of award-winning faculty who are relentlessly focused on fostering an environment where students can sharpen these skills. We build upon Converse’s strong liberal arts foundation with interdisciplinary collaboration, partnerships with industry and the surrounding community, study-travel, and experiential learning. 

In the School of Business and Data Science, we ensure our graduates display a unique combination of hard and soft skills that enable them to See Clearly, Decide Wisely, and Act Justly. Our faculty will serve as guides and mentors as you tackle challenging technical content and build professional networks alongside your fellow students. Whether you plan to continue on to a career in industry or to a graduate program, the training you receive in our school will lay the groundwork for your future success.

In our school, you will find a tight-knit community committed to your personal, academic, and professional achievement. Join us! I look forward to witnessing your journey at Converse and beyond.

Dr. Jessica Sorrells
Dean of the School of Business and Data Science, Associate Professor of Mathematics

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