Missouri State University
College of Business

Welcome from the Dean

 Welcome to  the College of Business at Missouri State University.  I am pleased that you are considering pursuing a major in one of the many business specialties available at Missouri State University.  The high-quality programs we offer are nationally accredited and are available at a very reasonable cost.  As a result, the value added for each of our graduates is significant.

I am firmly convinced that the success of the College of Business is dependent upon three factors:  1) recruiting academically talented students, 2) providing a superior educational experience for these students, and 3) assisting our graduates with career services and placement activities.  Our College has exhibited strengths in all of these areas, which are illustrated in the following pages of this brochure.
The heart and soul of any academic program is centered on the quality of its faculty.  We are extremely proud of our highly qualified business faculty, of which approximately 95 percent hold doctorates in their disciplines.  Many have won teaching and research awards, have practical business experience and are nationally recognized for their accomplishments.  It is important to note that our full-time faculty members do all of the teaching.  Graduate assistants are not used for classroom instruction in the College of Business.

Another unique feature of our business program is that all students are advised on an individual basis through the Business Advisement Center.  Staffed by a core of professionally trained advisors, the Center provides routine and specialized advisement, as well as monitors each student’s progress toward degree completion.  These advisors are available on a continuous basis and take a genuine interest in each student’s well being. 

In addition, students are assisted by the Career Services Center in preparing for a career path by participating in an internship or cooperative education activity to gain relevant experience in their field of study. Our internship/cooperative education program is one of the largest in the Midwest and provides many opportunities for our majors.

This type of assistance ensures Missouri State business graduates are highly sought after by a large number of employers.  Typically, more than 200 companies come to campus each year to recruit our students.  

Finally, I would point out that all programs in the College of Business are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Among colleges and universities in the nation offering business degrees, only 10 percent have been granted this status.

In summary, I invite you to carefully review what we have to offer.  With a solid foundation for the business world, the opportunities for success are endless.  We truly welcome the opportunity to personally visit with you about your academic career in business at Missouri State University.

Dean Stephanie Bryant
Stephanie M. Bryant, Ph.D.
Dean & David D. Glass Distinguished Leadership Chair
Email: SBryant@MissouriState.edu