COB is housed in Glass Hall, a 4 story, 185,000 square foot state-of-the-art building. Glass Hall symbolizes our emergence as one of the premier business schools in the Midwest, and demonstrates the University's continuing commitment to business students, faculty and staff. Glass Hall’s corporate presence is reflected in its diverse classrooms, computer labs, student organization offices, faculty and staff offices and study areas. The building includes auditorium, tiered and flat classrooms in addition to specialized team rooms, interview rooms, training rooms, a distance learning studio classroom and executive classrooms. Classrooms and computer labs are equipped with state-of-the art computing equipment and the University’s wireless network affords users with additional flexibility and mobility within Glass Hall. Students, faculty and visitors can quickly walk to the University Duane G. Meyer Library conveniently located just across the street.
From its eight computer labs and satellite communications capabilities to specialized classrooms and quiet study areas for students, Glass Hall is truly state-of-the-art. Financial contributions from many successful Missouri State business graduates and a significant appropriation from the Missouri General Assembly made this dream a reality. David D. Glass, Owner, Kansas City Royals Professional Baseball Team, former Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and a 1960 Missouri State alumnus, showed his long-time commitment to the University with a major gift to help fund the College of Business building. Because of that commitment and support, the Missouri State Board of Governors named the facility in his honor.
Designed to capture the imagination of the future, Glass Hall is “student friendly” providing convenient access to computing resources via open computer labs, study areas, and its own vending area. Office suites for each of COB’s six academic departments, the Business Advisement Center, and Career Center save students valuable time when meeting with faculty, advisors, career services staff, and recruiters.
David D. Glass Hall, located at 851 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, is located in the southwest corner of campus with convenient parking in Bear Park South (an adjacent parking garage) or several surface lots and is shown on this campus map.