The AACSB-accredited College of Business at Prairie View A&M University desires to give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to ethically and productively succeed in today’s global business community. It strives to provide excellent teaching, strong research, service opportunities, and entrepreneurial guidance to students from diverse backgrounds.
There are many noteworthy faculty members who are a part of Prairie View A&M University. The professor of management, Dr. Reginald Bell, has two books he has co-written with a professor from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Jeanette Martin. The books have been recently published and are entitled “Managerial Communication for Organizational Development” and “Managerial Communication for Professional Development.” Also, Associate Professor of Marketing, Dr. Kishwar Joonas, has been a leader in the internationally recognized Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators for the past 18 years.
The College of Business offers undergraduate majors in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management, and Marketing. Graduate students can obtain a Masters in Accounting, a Masters in Business Administration, and an Executive MBA. The Executive MBA can be achieved through a blending of on-campus and online and also has an option to study abroad. There is also an opportunity for non-business majors to gain foundational business knowledge and skills through completing the Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
To give more business students the opportunity to pursue their dream career and receive an excellent education, the College of Business administers multiple scholarships for business majors. Available scholarships include the Herman and Juanita Garland House Scholarship and the Ada L. Till College of Business Faculty Scholarship for Graduate Students. Students can enhance their learning opportunities and get the absolute best experience by getting involved in business clubs, organizations, and honor societies. There is the American Marketing Association, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, Beta Gamma Sigma(Honor Society), Enactus, the Student Advisory Council, the National Association of Black Accountants, and The Hispanic Business Association.
The Center for Business Communication helps tutor students with anything from reports and essays to resumes and book reviews. There is also a computer homework lab, student lounges, and study rooms for students to utilize. Another advantage the College of Business has to offer is their newly launched Mentor/Protégé Connection (IMPACT) Mentoring Program. This program gives alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and local business leaders the opportunity to mentor business students and provide valuable advice, direction, tips, and experiences. There are also numerous internship and co-op opportunities.
The Center for International Business Education (CIBE) provides outreach, serving, training, and international business education for students, faculty, community educators, and business owners. The Small Business Development Center gives free training and consulting to small business leaders. There are a couple of summer programs: the Business Scholars Summer Program and the Young Business Leaders Summer Program. These programs give high school and incoming freshman an idea of what a business career is like and what a business education entails.
To assist anyone who cannot attend classes in person, the MBA can be completed entirely online. Other online graduate programs include Juvenile Justice, Educational Administration, and Counseling.