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Philander Smith Management Institute

The Philander Smith Management Institute offers an 18-month program with a concentration on Organizational Management for non-traditional students and those with an Associate's degree. This flat-rate, tuition-based program provides credit for prior learning while also providing critical skills with practice application for the workplace. With an evening class schedule and tuition reimbursement qualifications for most companies, this program is ideal for helping the working professional advance to the next level in their career.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed PSMI application and payment of a non-refundable $25.00 application fee

  • Official transcripts from high school and all colleges/universities or institutions of higher education attended

  • Current Immunization Records

  • Completed Federal Financial Aid Information Packet

  • At least 56 credit hours from an accredited college/university (minimum 2.0 GPA./4.0 scale) can become accepted credits

  • At least 24 credit hours for work experience and/or training may qualify as "credit for prior learning"

Required Courses

PSMI course registration is completed one session at a time. The individual courses are offered in succession, with the second course starting the week after the completion of the first course; the third course after completion of the second course, etc. A PSMI advisor will register students at designated times during the year. The following chart identifies all of the courses that must be completed to earn a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management.


Raymond Omar Long

Director, Business Retention & Expansion
Little Rock Chamber of Commerce


“The Philander Smith Management Institute helped me achieve a new level of success in my career. In addition, the training I received through the PSMI has helped me better serve my community.

I use the skills I gained in the PSMI program as a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Arkansas Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.”

Dr. Sharon Anthony, DM


Adjunct Faculty Member
Philander Smith Management Institute


“I enjoy helping and connecting with my students. They are living the lessons we study in the classroom because they experience it every day on the job. It is a degree program developed to meet their real-world challenges.

Seeing those students move from frustration and complacency – to confidence and success is extremely rewarding. This is exactly what the PSMI was designed to do. Help adults already in their careers grow and develop as they reach their professional goals.”


Ms. Daryll Myers
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
Online Programs Coordinator

Admission and Recruitment