Excellence in Academics
Prepare for your career in accounting, finance, management, marketing, or management information systems with a world-class education in a personal environment.
Fewer than 10% of all colleges and schools of business world wide have the distinction of being accredited by AACSB International. Having that mark of excellence proves that the College of Business at SAU provides a world-class education where the best faculty assures the most current curriculum.
Small class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio ensure a personal environment in which students have access to their professors and the ability to take advantage of all the opportunities available. Inside and outside the classroom, the faculty go above and beyond—providing personal guidance, mentorship, and interaction—to help students succeed. Five faculty members hold endowed professorships—a testimony to the quality and reputation of the college and its faculty.
The college offers quality opportunities like internships, business tours in major cities, nationally-competitive student organizations, and a study abroad program. The small school size means more of our students can take advantage of these opportunities.
The MBA program at SAU allows you to take the next step toward your success. A rigorous curriculum and real-world projects prepare students for management positions in an ever-changing global environment.
Excellence in Activities
Business students at SAU are leaders in campus, community, and national activities, participating in events that have included national conferences and competitions, the student government association, community service activities, as well as involvement in a wide variety of annual campus activities like Homecoming, Family Day, Fall Fest, and Spring Fling. Students have also been featured on MTV and American Idol.
The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) teams have won regional competitions in 12 of the last 13 years and continued on to compete at the national level. The teams have completed more than 130 projects in the last four years with a total budget of $148,000.
Since 1971, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members have won more than 1,100 state awards and 200 national awards. Over 50 members have held state officer positions, and five have served as national officers.
Academic enrichment programs like The Murphy USA Lecture, Lessons in Leadership, and the Classroom to Careers conference bring local, national, and internationally recognized leaders to campus to share their experiences with students. These professionals provide advice and knowledge that exceeds what the classroom experience provides.
Students at the College of Business have traveled across the U.S. for conferences, competitions, and business field trips to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, just to name a few. Each spring, several students spend a week in Guadalajara, Mexico in partnership with the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, studying international business and earning college credit.
Over the past five years, approximately 200 students have received credit for internships at such Fortune 500 companies as Wal-Mart, Murphy Oil, Walgreens, Sherwin Williams, and Disney, as well as with local businesses and non-profit organizations.