The AACSB-accredited College of Business and Public Administration at Southern University at New Orleans is home to three educational departments: Business, Public Administration, and Computer Technology. Educating students in these three areas and promoting global awareness provides an immense amount of highly qualified graduates that can lead all types of industries, sectors, organizations, nonprofits, and corporations all over the world. Faculty members are devoted to assisting in the development of a plan for every student, not only to get them to graduation, but that will guide them for the rest of their lives. Small classes, meticulous curriculum, engaged and highly qualified professors, and collaboration with faculty and peers develop students who pursue excellence, innovative efforts, social responsibility, sustainability, and entrepreneurial ventures with great success.
Throughout the degree programs, students learn the importance of ethics, effective communication, analytical skills, creative problem-solving, and an understanding of the importance and functionality of technology. Students can major in Business Administration with concentrations in Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, or Marketing. The Bachelors in Computer Information Systems teaches “technical solutions to business problems,” and the Bachelors in Public Administration sets students up for political careers and nonprofit work. A Masters in Computer Information Systems takes it one step further by combining knowledge of information technology with the “how-to” manage various businesses.
Many students need financial assistance to complete a degree in higher education. The University works hard to provide a variety of scholarships and links to even more scholarship websites. Also, the Student Work-Study Program provides opportunities for students to work part-time and earn money toward tuition.
Students must engage on campus and be active in the community to enhance the overall educational experience and become impactful leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s also vital to develop professionally and develop practical research skills. This can be done through participation in many different student organizations and activities like Future Business Leaders of America, Students in Free Enterprise, the Black Executive Exchange Program, the National Black Association, and the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. The College also helps students find many opportunities to complete the required 60 hours of volunteer and community service.
It can be overwhelming to process the steps needed to achieve a college degree successfully. The Office of Student Services advocates for the successful academic experience for each student through academic advisement, graduation preparation, student outreach, class schedules, educational intervention, and more.
Students can find an incredible amount of hands-on learning through the Small Business Development & Management Institute. It provides incredible resources to small businesses in the New Orleans area. Companies can find technical support and a Small Business Incubator through consulting, workshops, financial and entrepreneurial training, counseling, business planning, development skills, seminars, and support resources.