Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri offers an applied, experiential learning environment with proven results for future career success.

The College houses several accredited and nationally renowned programs where you’ll be immersed in hands-on, real-world experiences. You’ll have opportunities to participate in regional and national academic competitions. You can also get involved in a variety of student organizations that will provide you with opportunities to grow your leadership skills. Our graduate programs are designed for working professionals and are among the most affordable in the region.


Welcome to the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies!

We are excited to offer accredited and nationally renowned programs that enrich students’ education with hands-on, real-world experiences. Our energetic and experienced faculty members are proud of the programs offered in the Harmon College, and they are dedicated to an educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. We offer degree programs that prepare students for leadership roles in the constantly changing and highly competitive business and professional world, both in the United States and around the globe. The staff members of our centers, clinics, and institutes provide outstanding services to the community and support the applied learning opportunities available in our college.

We invite you to visit us and join our dynamic learning environment.


Jose Mercado
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies


College Vision

Recognized as the college of choice preparing the next generation of professionals with knowledge, competence, and skills to transform local and global communities.

College Mission

Our mission is to empower the next generation of professionals to lead and serve their organizations, professions, and communities. We carry out this mission by providing an accessible, applied, and challenging education while engaging in research, innovation, and professional collaboration. 

Core Values

 The Harmon College will help you fit together all the PIECES of your education

Professionalism & Integrity

We expect and exemplify collegiality, respect, and ethical behavior

Innovation & Application

We embody innovative thinking and practical experiences


We are driven by standards of excellence in teaching, research, and service


We improve the world around us through professional cooperation and service above self


We prescribe involvement in academic, scholarly, and professional endeavors

Student Focus

We regard students as our first priority


Academic Advising


The Success Advising Center is UCM's transformative model for student success and college completion. Your Success Advisor will be your biggest help at UCM when it comes to selecting courses, enrolling and keeping you on track to graduate. Schedule an appointment with a Success Advisor today! 




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