Message From The Dean

Message From The Dean

Dr. Peter A. Kerr

Dean and Associate Professor of International Business and Marketing - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Peter A. Kerr chose to teach at CCU because of the three “reallys.” CCU is REALLY Christian, committed to an unswerving declaration of the good news that Jesus came to give the world abundant life and that we find truth and purpose from God’s word. CCU is also REALLY dedicated to delivering a top-tier education and strives to maintain an atmosphere of scholarship and inquiry. Finally, the faculty are REALLY great people — people he wants to work with and he wants his children to learn from.


Welcome to the School of Business and Leadership (SBL). We believe your success and witness in the workplace are predicated upon competence and character. Here’s why our school is the right choice for you to gain these qualities:

  • We put faith first: All of our professors integrate faith into their instruction, and strive to live out their own calling by serving students and raising up the next generation of Christian leaders. Some of our professors even have divinity degrees and are ordained ministers in addition to being highly qualified business leaders and skilled university professors.
  • We are connected to the work place: Far too often business schools teach unpractical theories or fall behind advancing industry. Our professor-practitioner model means our professors were not just accomplished in the workplace before they started teaching, but that they often still own and run their own businesses. This ensures your instruction will be up-to-date and relevant in a constantly changing environment.
  • We deliver special opportunities: Students can take part in the annual Symposium, Values-Aligned Leadership Summit (VALS), international business trips, The Disney Way of Leadership, and 100% paid internships with local businesses that often lead to permanent positions even before graduation.
  • We develop graduates that are sought for their excellence: We have 100% placement into jobs for Accounting and CIS majors before they graduate, and about a 95% placement rate for our Business Administration majors before or within a month of graduation. If one of your goals is to get a good job, there is no better choice than SBL.

If you have questions throughout the admissions process, please feel free to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and help you prepare for the life-changing education available at CCU.

Peter A. Kerr, Ph.D., M.Div., M.A.
Dean, School of Business and Leadership