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Business Studies Today for Tomorrow's Business Successes

Undergraduate Majors

Which are fully accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. In addition, students may complete degree programs in:

  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospitality Management


  • Robert A. Dempster Hall is one of the finest comprehensive facilities in the state to support undergraduate business programs.
  • Dempster Hall is a technology-rich, globally connected, learning environment that contains a large array of hands-on business technology for students to use.

Class Size

  • Less than 30 students per class, on average.
  • Business student-faculty ratio of less then 27-to-1.


  • 47 full-time, regular faculty and 90 percent of these have/or are pursuing their doctoral degree.
  • Alumni five years out assign a grade of B+ to the quality of teaching.


  • Courses are scheduled so a full-time student can complete their degree in four years or less.
  • 95 percent of the courses are taught by full-time faculty;the other 5 percent are taught by experienced practitioners with specialized knowledge.
  • More than 300 students each year complete an internship or participate in a major business practicum.
  • Graduating students assign a grade of B+ to the business program.
  • Alumni five-years out assign a grade of B+ to their overall experience with the business program.

Student Success

  • 90 percent of graduates are placed within the year after graduation.
  • 100 percent of graduates demonstrate basic competency in writing.
  • 95 percent or more of graduates say the business program developed their communication, teamwork and leadership skills to a discernible degree.
  • Business students compete successfully at the state, regional, national, and international level in competitions sponsored by university, business student, practitioner organizations.


  • All freshman and sophomore business students are advised by a professional advisor committed to personal attention and student success.
  • Junior and senior business students are advised by a full-time faculty member in the student's major.

External Support

  • The Harrison College of Business and Computing has a $5.2 million endowment to support undergraduate scholarships.
  • The Harrison College of Business and Computing has an endowment of $4 million to support an extra margin of excellence in its academic programs.

Graduate Programs


Dempster Hall 241
Harrison College of Business
One University Plaza, MS 5800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701