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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.



Dr. Vonnice J. Boone, EdD, MBA 
MBA Director / PSMI Director
Business Administration Division | MBA