Business Studies Today for Tomorrow's Business Successes


Fully accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


  • 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 alarge 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 21-to-1.


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


  • Courses are scheduled soa 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 byexperienced 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 businessprogram.

Student Success

  • 99 percent of graduates are placed within the year after graduation.
  • Business students consistently score above the national averageon the national Major FieldAchievement Test in Business.
  • 100 percent of graduates demonstrate basic competency in writing.
  • Consistently 95 percent or more of graduates say the business program developed their communication, teamwork and leadership skills to a discernable degree.
  • Business students compete successfully at the state, regional, national, and international level in competitions sponsored by universitory, business student, practitioner organizations.
  • The college retains 90 percent of business and pre-business students.


  • All freshman and sophomore business students are advised by a professional adviser 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.
  • Students assign a grade of A to the advising services through the college's Academic Advising Center.
  • Faculty advising is ranked equally high.

External Support

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

Graduate Program

  • BSBA graduates with appropriate academic records are eligible to apply for admission to the MBA program.


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