Welcome to the Monte Ahuja College of Business

Message From the Dean

Message from Dr. Joseph B. Mazzola, Dean

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends:

I am honored to serve as dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University, a rapidly growing and exciting university of vital strategic importance to our region.  At a time when higher education in general and business schools in particular are seeking out innovative ways to meet the growing and deepening needs for high quality and affordable education, I am looking forward to taking on the challenges and working together towards our vision of “establishing Cleveland State as a best-in-class urban university for the 21st century.”

The Monte Ahuja College of Business plays a critical role within the university in achieving this vision. We will be a business college that talented students and faculty will seek out for our excellence. We will be a college that the Cleveland business community recognizes as the “go-to” business school for outstanding, well-educated and creative business leadership talent, as well as for leading-edge business practices. I am looking forward to working with the faculty, students, staff, administration and alumni, as well as with the Cleveland business community to advance this vision.

We are starting at a great place and are already moving rapidly in the right direction. Still, we have a great deal to build together. There will be a lot of hard work, and undoubtedly, some challenges ahead, but it will be exciting to work toward our vision. It will be even more exciting as we achieve milestones along the way. I am greatly looking forward to the year ahead, to getting to know each of you and becoming part of the Cleveland State University community.


Dr. Joseph B. Mazzola
Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business