Welcome to the Donald L. Harrison College of Business Web site. This site contains a great deal of information about the college’s academic programs, areas of study, special purpose centers, faculty, students and academic processes. The frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.) button provides answers to some of the more common questions asked by current and prospective students.

As you navigate through the various levels of this Web site and become more familiar with us, I believe you will be convinced that the Harrison College of Business provides you with many opportunities to develop a portfolio of experiences that will maximize the return on your higher education investment. In fact, when I talk with students, I often remind them that their biggest challenge is to create a portfolio of activities and accomplishments that maximizes shareholder value, that is, maximizes the return on their investment of time, energy and financial resources.

Your ideal portfolio contains

  • a strong academic record,
  • active involvement with a student organization,
  • completion of an international experience,
  • participation in an experience-based learning activity such as an internship or live case study,
  • attendance at special presentations by business executives and other practitioners, and
  • examples of your best academic work.

To these, we add AACSB accreditation which signals to others that you chose a program that has been rigorously examined against standards that define outstanding business programs worldwide. For this reason, we believe we offer business studies today for tomorrow’s business successes, including your success as you progress through your profesional endeavors.

We're pleased you have visited this digital door to the Harrison College of Business. If you have questions we have not answered on these pages, do not hesitate to contact us at business@semo.edu.


Gerald S. McDougall, Dean
Donald L. Harrison College of Business


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