Welcome to the Harrison College of Business (HCB) website. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the many exciting features of our college.

The Harrison College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the premium accrediting body for business schools. Knowledgeable and skilled faculty provide top notch instruction and make it a point to help each student reach their full potential. Our highly trained staff are able to answer questions and always provide a positive experience for every student and visitor. Come join us!

Prospective students: A degree in business is designed to serve as a direct gateway to the world of professional work. If your skill set is quantitative, I suggest you look at a major in accounting, finance, or economics. If your skill set is more qualitative, you might want to consider marketing, management, or international business. For those of you who want a general background in business, our major in business administration may be right for you. The college is also home to majors in hospitality management and health administration – specialized areas with great opportunities in the marketplace. Your academic advisor is ready to help you decide which major is best for you.

Continuing students: You are one step closerr to fulfilling your dreams in your studies in business. Improving your problem solving skills and integrating knowledge to support your overall professional toolkit are primary objectives of every business major. Here are some of the characteristics employers look for in new hires:

  1. Good grades
  2. Skill in:
    1. Communications
    2. Technology
    3. Ethical reasoning
    4. Critical thinking
  3. Leadership. The HCB is home to many business-related clubs and honor societies to assist you in perfecting your leadership skills beyond the classroom. Employers look for new hires who “want to make a difference.”
  4. Attitude. A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills are a must
  5. Internship or experiential learning experience
  6. Willingness to work hard as part of a team

Parents: You want only the best for your son or daughter and we do too! The HCB offers many scholarships in both majors and minors to ease the financial burden. Additionally, your son or daughter will enjoy our executive speaker series, our soft skills rewards program, and business and case competitions. Study abroad tours are also available for those who wish to have a global experience.

Come join us as we train the next generation of leaders!.


Gary G. Johnson, PhD, CPA, Interim Dean
Harrison College of Business


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