It is with great honor that I introduce you to the School of Business at Alcorn State University! The school of business core mission is to develop ethically prudent and technically competent future leaders who will make decisions and lead changes that optimize economic competitiveness and ecological sustainability. We aspire to provide a transformative education to a broad set of students in conjunction with businesses throughout Mississippi, the southeastern region, and beyond. Our aim is to graduate leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are successful, ethical, and socially responsible.
The pace of business transformation, both nationally and globally, creates an unprecedented demand for well- prepared business school graduates. The competition among employers for highly skilled graduates is intense and increasing. However, business employers demand a wider range of knowledge, skills and abilities from today’s graduates. Employers expect today’s business school graduates to make immediate and valuable contributions to their companies. In addition to technical competence in the traditional areas of business, students today must possess leadership ability, the ability to work in and lead multi-functional teams, high-level oral and written communication proficiency, and a high level of competence in a broad range of information technology skills.
We foresee a reputation for excellence built on high-quality academic programs and a curriculum that allows students to choose a series of courses and curricula based on their interests. Our business school structure is unique in that it is divided into two sections (graduate studies and undergraduate studies). These two divisions of the School of Business offer two undergraduate degree programs in accountancy and business administration (with concentrations in accountancy, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, human resources, supply chain management, and data analytics), as well as an MBA degree program (with elective clusters in marketing, human resources, finance, and hospitality, tourism, and gaming). Furthermore, we have two active student chapters of national professional organizations such as Delta Mu Delta and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), which provide significant professional development opportunities with the guidance of faculty.
Further, we are particularly proud of our faculty, who bring life and energy to our classes. The research of the faculty spans a wide range of topics, including competitive strategy, artificial intelligence, capital budgeting, international business, and leadership development. Our faculty routinely present their research at academic conferences and publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to their academic backgrounds, many faculty members have professional career experiences that attest to their expertise in the areas in which they conduct research and teach.
We warmly invite you to check around our website to find out more about our programs and our outstanding instructors, staff, and students. We are eager to have you join the BRAVE family!
Antwon D. Woods, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Alcorn State University