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About the College

College of Business At a Glance

Accreditation

Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The College of Business has undergraduate and graduate accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The Accounting program has received the accounting accreditation through AACSB International.

BBA Student Learning Goals

  1. Our graduates will demonstrate problem solving abilities using analytical methods.
    1. Our students will have the ability to estimate population parameters on sample data using a confidence interval.
    2. Our students will have the ability to forecast future demand.
  2. Our graduates will be able to interpret the business implications of global and cultural diversity.
  3. Our graduates will understand the importance of ethical behavior.
  4. Our graduates will be effective with written communications.
    1. Our students will demonstrate argumentation, analysis, and synthesis skills through writing.
  5. Our graduates will use information systems to drive data analytics.
    1. Our students will be able to select and use information systems that support key business processes.

Mission Statement

The College of Business seeks to produce career-ready professionals by offering a broad array of high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs within a learning environment characterized by inspired teaching, relevant research, and meaningful service. We search for new knowledge, both theoretical and practical, and insightful learning opportunities for our students, guided by common values of continuous improvement, excellence, integrity, accountability, respect, and sustainability.

Elaboration on Mission Statement

Teaching in the College of Business:

We endeavor to prepare career-ready professionals. This motivates our teaching. We equip students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and relevant tools for professional success. Our curriculum is driven by and evolves with informed theory and best practices. The learning environment we create within the classroom and beyond attracts students to the college and inspires them to learn. This rich learning environment creates demand for our graduates.

Research in the College of Business:

Our desire to produce career-ready professionals motivates the growth of our intellectual capital through rigorous and meaningful inquiry. Our scholarship supports our distinctiveness and represents the source of our expertise in the classroom and in the academic and business communities. We value scholarship that informs theory, practice and teaching. Our inquiry is validated through a diverse portfolio of scholarly and professional activities.

Service in the College of Business:

Service is a professional activity and is an important way by which we renew ourselves. We value service activities that leverage our position and expertise as teacher-scholars and researchers. Service provides benefits for our students, the professions they will enter, and the brand, the College or University. Because not all service activities are equal, we assess and recognize our service in terms of its overall impact.


Academic Offerings

Georgia Southern offers 119 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral. The College of Business offers 8 majors, 11 minors, 3 Master’s degrees, and a Ph.D.


Founded

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906. The College of Business began offering the BBA degree during 1965, the MBA degree during 1969, an online MBA program in 2001, the MAcc degree in 1997, an online MAcc in 2013 and the MSAE degree in 2007. A Ph.D. degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management was launched in 2010. The College of Business has more than 20,000 alumni located throughout the world.


Location

The more than 700-acre campus is located in the historic main street community of Statesboro, Georgia. Statesboro is conveniently located 50 miles northwest of historic Savannah and the beaches of Hilton Head Island and 200 miles southeast of Atlanta.


Size

A residential university serving over 20,500 students, Georgia Southern’s hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success.

 

Last updated: 9/20/2017