Welcome to the website of the David F. Rankin College of Business. We have a well-earned reputation for providing a world-class business education in a personal environment, as evidenced by our accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction has been achieved by fewer than 10% of business schools worldwide.
With programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, healthcare administration, information systems, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain management, students can choose a major that suits their talents and ambitions. With our faculty serving as mentors and advisors, students have someone that will guide them through their program and beyond.
Our active ENACTUS Team, nationally recognized PBL Chapter, the Business Student Advisory Council, the Business Student Investment Advisory Council, the Emerging Entrepreneurs club, and Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society offer students opportunities to build relationships with peers and develop their leadership skills.
The Rankin CoB also provides academic enrichment programs that allow students to network with business and industry leaders while learning about professional development and career options. The Executive Network Conference provides students opportunities to hear and interact with successful alumni.
Students are encouraged to obtain internships and faculty are here to guide them through the process. Support comes through programs like the Career Closet , which helps with professional outfits. Resume and interview workshops as part of our Backpack to Briefcase week and through Career Services prepare them for the annual career fair and job interviews.
The College also seeks to improve business and education in our state and region. The Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center helps individuals and small businesses achieve their dreams. The Center for Economic Education and Research (CEER) works with Economics Arkansas to prepare K-12 teachers to provide excellent economic education.
Finally, the Rankin College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA)! The degree can be obtained online or through seated classes. This offers flexibility to business professionals far and near.There is a 4 +1 option that allows students to begin while working on their undergraduate degree.
What a great time to be a part of the Rankin College of Business at SAU! If you are a prospective student, please contact me or any faculty member and let us tell you about our excellent programs. If you are a current student, we are proud to have you be a part of our family. If you are an alum or friend of the College, please send us your contact information so we can seek your input and get you involved with our students.
Remember, at SAU’s Rankin College of Business, you can always expect excellence.
Dr. Robin Sronce