Mission and Objectives

Student Populations to be Served

The College of Business supports the University's role as a traditional campus serving primarily undergraduate students. The primary undergraduate student population to be served by the College of Business includes both traditional age and non-traditional high school and community college graduates from northwest Alabama, south-central Tennessee and northeast Mississippi. In recognition of the importance of diversity and globalization of the business environment, the College of Business seeks to also enroll well-prepared international students from a wide range of cultures. 

In addition to supporting the undergraduate program, the College of Business also supports a large Master's of Business Administration program. The primary graduate student population to be served by the College of Business includes entry level and mid-career professionals who are well prepared to expand their management expertise and to prepare for career advancement. Students are sought from a wide variety of backgrounds and undergraduate majors. While the primary service area is northwest Alabama, south-central Tennessee and northeast Mississippi, the College of Business seeks to diversify and enrich its graduate student body by also enrolling qualified international students from a variety of cultures in its on-campus program. Further, in support of the College of Business's Vision of providing high value programs that are accessible and affordable, the graduate program serves a substantial number of working, mid-career professionals via its graduate distance-learning (online) course offerings. To facilitate the integration of a global outlook in all College of Business programs, the College also provides graduate business education to Asian students in their home country which creates learning synergies for College of Business faculty and students.