AACSB Accreditation and Program Quality

The MBA Program of Harrison College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an honor held by only 20 percent of colleges in the country and fewer than 400 MBA programs worldwide.

Results provided in a national survey from former and current MBA students achieved higher ratings for the MBA program at Southeast Missouri State University in the following categories:

  • Faculty and Instruction for Required Courses as well as Elective Courses
  • Student Advising and Administration
  • Facilities and Computing Resources
  • Program Office Services
  • Overall Satisfaction with the Program
  • Program Options
  • Our Graduate Students gave the MBA program the highest recommendation rating

Number of Degree Options and Wide-Ranging Elective Courses


In Fall, 1996, Southeast Missouri State University launched the new 33-credit-hour Master of Business Administration degree program in response to students' needs.

All current degree options share the same required common core courses, which give our students a comprehensive and in-depth insight in crucial areas for managerial success: Management Communication and Leadership, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, Integrative Decision Information Systems, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Cost Analysis and Financial Applications, The Financial Environment, and an Applied Research Project as a capstone requirement.

Currently, our students may chose between six degree options

  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Environmental Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Management

Online Courses

Southeast Missouri State University's Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) wrote an innovative, customized software used to conduct online classes. This software package, Online Instructor Suite (OIS), is not only highly appreciated by our students and faculty but also licensed to other universities throughout the country. Our faculty even use the software to support their on-campus classes. Recently, the Harrison College of Business spent considerable time and effort in increasing the amount of offered MBA courses over the Internet. Our online classes are designed for both our current students on campus, working professionals, as well as students throughout the world, who do not have the opportunity, the time, the money or the ability to study on campus. We aim to offer a number of MBA core classes and a significant amount of elective courses online within the near future. The biggest advantage of our Web-classes is that individuals throughout the world will have the opportunity to benefit from our excellent MBA program, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can sign in any hour of the day or night, taking part at times that best fit their particular schedule. Current students are regularly using our existing Web-classes to gain knowledge and credits for their MBA degrees. Especially during the summer semester, a time when our students are doing internships or are back home with family in their respective states or countries, our online courses provide the great opportunity to utilize this time wisely.


Dempster Hall 246
MBA Program
One University Plaza, MS 5890
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701