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Business Administration

The Division of Business Administration offers comprehensive graduate school and career preparation. The curriculum is focused on transforming business students into business professionals and meeting the recruitment needs of employers locally and across the nation. Business Administration majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through class projects, internships, participation in student-run business organizations and through community service.

The Division of Business Administration prepares students for careers in numerous business disciplines and is accredited by ACBSP (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). Once students complete their general education courses, students focus on their business coursework. Initially, students take introductory courses in economics, management, communication, marketing and mathematics. Subsequently, students layer specialized insight that pertains to their academic focus in one of the following areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Management, or Marketing. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain in the program.



The Business Administration program at Philander Smith University prepares students to make a difference in their community by creating and growing business opportunities.


Dr. Vonnice Boone
Phone: 501-370-5242
Location: Ottenheimer Business Center


The mission of the Division of Business Administration at Philander Smith University is to prepare students for careers in business and graduate school. The Division of Business Administration’s graduates are well grounded technically, socially, ethically, and are well prepared to become leaders in their profession.


The Business Administration program at Philander Smith University has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs) since 2005 and by the Higher Learning Commission since 1949. The organization can be reached at

Business Administration Goals

  • Assist students in learning the technical aspects of business.
  • Help students develop the self-confidence necessary to succeed in the workplace.
  • Develop students’ critical thinking skills.
  • Motivate students to achieve the highest degree of success possible.
  • Provide an environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Continuously assess the program’s effectiveness and efficiency to ascertain ways to improve its offerings and delivery.
  • Recruit students that are well prepared


Core Curriculum

All students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in one of five areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, healthcare administration, management, or marketing. Students declare one concentration as their preferred focus when declaring their major.

Business Division Core Courses