Center for Undergraduate Business Advising

About CUBA

Murray State University had the highest first-to-second year retention rate among the KY comprehensive public institutions (excluding UK and UL) from 2015-2019 and the highest six-year graduation rate among those same schools for the last two years of this period. This success can be attributed, in part, to effective advisement and retention strategies, including the residential college system of the university, and the nature and extent of student-faculty interaction. Undergraduate business advising in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business is done at many levels (faculty, department chairs), but the predominant advising strategy is through CUBA—the Center for Undergraduate Business Advising. The high retention and graduation rates for business programs, cited earlier, are directly attributable (in part) to CUBA.

CUBA manages all Summer Orientation student schedules and, with the assistance of departmental advisors, the registration process during Summer O. Following that initial meeting, students in the non-business majors within AJB-CoB are assigned departmental advisors in their area of study.

CUBA advises all incoming freshmen and transfer business student until they can be admitted to upper-
division coursework. See “Admission Requirements.” When students complete these requirements, they
are admitted to the College and assigned a Departmental Advisor in their area of study.