The Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University carries both the ACBSP and the IACBE accreditations and focuses on undergraduate studies. It appeals to a diverse student body dedicated to academic success, entrepreneurial endeavors, the pursuit of excellence, and effectively leading others. The educational environment provides numerous opportunities for professional development, personal growth, intellectual enlightenment, ethical perspectives, and skill-building in communication, decision-making, critical thinking, and technology.
Every degree program has a curriculum that integrates the fundamentals of business with the liberal arts and together, with highly qualified professors, creates graduates who stand firm in the competitive marketplace. Undergraduates can choose from a variety of degree options. There are Bachelors degrees in Accounting; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Business Administration with emphasis areas in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing; and Information Science & Computer Technology with emphasis areas in Management Information Systems and Computer Technology. Also, there is an accelerated Bachelors in Business Administration degree program for adults who have already acquired a few years of business experience.
The University provides opportunities and connections with other programs that give business students insights into different cultures, international business endeavors, and study abroad trips. The International Lunch & Learn Series produce experts that speak on topics like study abroad and cultural perspectives. HSSU provides experiences like the Alternative Spring Break in Haiti, Washington University’s French & African Studies Summer Program in Senegal, and connections with the HBCU China Scholarship Network.
The Office of Student Engagement is a huge asset in helping students get involved with peers and activities on campus, primarily through business-specific student organizations. These groups include the Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society, American College of Health Care Executives (student chapter), Students in Free Enterprise, Accounting Students Association, Entrepreneurship Club, American Marketing Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Pre-Law Club, and the Financial Management Association. Business students also benefit physically, mentally, and socially from participating in intramural sports like flag football, basketball, billiard games, and sand volleyball.
Business students and alumni can tap into the numerous resources provided by the Center for Career Engagement & Experiential Learning. It helps with selecting a major, job searches, planning for a career, mock interviews, resumes, professional attire, finding internships and co-ops, and hosting career and graduate school fairs. The Hornet Keeper Peer Mentor Program connects freshmen students with a junior or senior to help guide and mentor them through their first year. Another great resource is the Regional Business Council Mentor Network that connects students with prominent businesses for professional guidance and mentorship.
The Bob Virgil Center for Entrepreneurship is an excellent resource for students, faculty, and the surrounding community. It provides educational opportunities, top-of-the-line training spaces, and programming that supports innovation, entrepreneurial ventures, and small business development.