The AACSB-accredited School of Business at Truman State University is student-centered, focusing on effective learning strategies, skill-building techniques, relevant technologies, and successful leadership development. Based in the liberal arts, business education at Truman prepares graduates for a wide range of careers in a variety of industries. Students learn to collaborate, work with a team, solve problems, think critically, focus under pressure, and communicate effectively. They become pursuers of excellence and pertinent contributors to their community and society as a whole.
Faculty members are scholars and researchers and work hard to offer their experience and expertise through instruction and mentorship to prepare students for success. Degrees of study include a Bachelors in Accounting and a Bachelors in Business Administration offering concentrated areas of study in International Business, Marketing, Finance, and Management. The Masters in Accountancy can be obtained in just one year and fully prepares graduates to pass the Certified Public Accountant exam.
For undergraduate students who need financial assistance to get a degree of higher education, there are countless scholarships available. Graduate students can apply for scholarships, graduate assistantships, and fellowships, and there are scholarships for study abroad trips, as well.
Obtaining a global education in-person through study abroad programs is highly beneficial for business students. They can partake in the Europe in Transition Program and learn about current economic, political, and social issues in the European Union and visit Sorrento, Dubrovnik, Rome, Ljubljana, Florence, Assisi, and Venice. Another study abroad trip to China gives students insight into Chinese history, culture, and business practices.
During the freshman and sophomore years, business students can receive helpful advice and guidance through the Academic Peer Mentor Program. There is also a Business Academic Advisor available to, mainly, first-year students to help them transition and consult about the educational process.
Business students benefit greatly from membership in one of the business-related student organizations including Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Pi, National Association of Black Accountants, Student Center for the Public Trust, American Marketing Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, Community of College Entrepreneurs, Enactus, and Phi Beta Lambda. These groups help students develop professional, leadership, and social skills.
To “learn by doing” is a big part of the Truman educational process. Business students can work alongside faculty in collaborative research efforts, complete an internship intern with companies like Tesla and Boeing, engage with prominent civic, community, and business leaders, and volunteer in the community. The 62,000 university alumni living all over the world are vital professional connections for business students.
The Bulldog Student Investment Fund provides real-world experience managing an active $100,000 portfolio, and the Student-Run Business Initiative brings all university students together to work on the student-founded entrepreneurial company Zampaw.