Our mission is to offer business education for a diverse student population by teaching a rigorous and relevant business curriculum, supported and strengthened by research and community outreach. Our degree programs serve the workforce needs of the Mid-South region and beyond. Specifically, in order of emphasis,
Through our MBA program, as well as the Executive MBA, International MBA, and other master’s programs, we prepare students for leadership roles in a technology-driven and globally competitive marketplace.
We provide an undergraduate program that prepares students for successful careers in today’s technology-driven and globally competitive marketplace and for future graduate studies.
We offer a Ph.D. program in business administration in selected areas of existing and emerging strengths to prepare students for teaching, research, or professional careers while serving as a research catalyst to stimulate faculty scholarly endeavors.
Our mission is to be achieved by establishing and accomplishing measurable objectives for the following goals:
Pursue national recognition for programs in the College
Improve graduate and undergraduate curricula and specify our expectations for student learning
Attract and retain quality students that meet or exceed those of our peer institutions while maintaining a diverse student body
Recruit, develop, support, and retain faculty who meet or exceed the teaching and research scholarship of our peer institutions
Continue to provide faculty and students with opportunities to learn, contribute and interact with the business, government, and nonprofit communities
Improve career planning and placement services for students and alumni
Use all resources wisely, while continually increasing internal and external funding for the College