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AACSB Accreditation and Program Quality

The MBA Program of Harrison College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an honor held by only 20 percent of colleges in the country and fewer than 400 MBA programs worldwide.

Results provided in a national survey from former and current MBA students achieved higher ratings for the MBA program at Southeast Missouri State University in the following categories:

  • Faculty and Instruction for Required Courses as well as Elective Courses
  • Student Advising and Administration
  • Facilities and Computing Resources
  • Program Office Services
  • Overall Satisfaction with the Program
  • Program Options
  • Our Graduate Students gave the MBA program the highest recommendation rating


COSMA Accreditation for Sport Management Option

The MBA Program of Harrison College of Business and the Sport Management option received the COSMA (Commission of Sport Management Accreditation) during the November meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

COSMA ( is a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels worldwide. Institutions, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA’s accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA’s developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.



NIBS (Network of Business Schools) Accreditation

The MBA Program at Southeast Missouri State University is accredited by the NIBS accreditation body.  The accreditation affirms Southeast's committment to "deep" internationalization.  It is a firm statement of our international vision to students, faculty and partner schools throughout the world.

Number of Degree Options and Wide-Ranging Elective Courses

In Fall, 1996, Southeast Missouri State University launched the new 33-credit-hour Master of Business Administration degree program in response to students' needs.

All current degree options share the same required common core courses, which give our students a comprehensive and in-depth insight in crucial areas for managerial success: Management Communication and Leadership, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Integrative Decision Information Systems, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Cost Analysis and Financial Applications, The Financial Environment, and an Applied Research Project as a capstone requirement. Currently, our students may chose between nine degree options face-to-face; only the General Management option is also offered online:

  • General Management  ( offered both online and face-to-face.)
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Environmental Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Health Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Management (offered online beginning Spring 2014 semester.)

Online Courses

Southeast Missouri State University uses MOODLE, a customized software used to conduct online classes.  Our faculty uses the software to support their on-campus classes. Recently, the Harrison College of Business started spending considerable time and effort in increasing the amount of offered MBA courses online. Our online classes are designed forworking professionals as well as students throughout the world, who do not have the opportunity, the time, the money, or the ability to study on campus.

We offer all MBA core classes and a significant amount of elective courses online. The biggest advantage of our online classes is that individuals throughout the world will have the opportunity to benefit from our excellent MBA program, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can sign in any hour of the day or night, taking part at times that best fit their particular schedule.Especially during the Summer Semester, a time when our students are doing internships or are back home with family in their respective states or countries, our online courses providea great opportunity to utilize this time wisely.


Dempster Hall 248
MBA Program
One University Plaza, MS 5890
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701