Union University was founded in 1823 and is the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Union has been recognized as a top-tier university in the 2020 ranking by U.S. News and World Report. Union has also been awarded the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for nine years in a row, for its dedication to volunteering and bettering America. This close-knit Christian university offers a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, where professors are dedicated to ensuring the success of students. The AACSB accredited McAfee School of Business teaches business principles from a Biblical viewpoint. Students will apply the skills they’ve learned in class to create meaningful careers. According to alumni reports, 97% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within two months of graduation.
Undergraduate programs include Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Seniors within the Accounting program can apply for the Master of Accountancy program and prepare to sit for the CPA exam. International Business students will either minor in a foreign language or in cultural studies, to prepare for international careers. Students can also participate in study abroad, internships, and international mission projects in the U.S. and around the world. These experiential learning opportunities provide excellent outlets for the students to apply skills learned in the classroom.
Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy. MBA students can select from four concentrations; Accounting, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Marketing. Classes are offered one night per week in eight-week sessions, and students can choose to complete their degree in 12, 18, or 24 months. The program is offered at the Jackson campus and at the Germantown/Memphis campus. The MAcc program can be completed in one year and prepares students to become certified as CPAs.
Students are able to engage with community businesses through the Center for Business and Economic Development. Business Week is an annual event featuring seminars and networking events with West Tennessee organizations. Students can also attend the speaker series “Faith in the Marketplace,” which encourages students to stick to their morals. Business organizations offered on campus include the American Marketing Association, ENACTUS, and the Finance Club. The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement hosts workshops and programs for students to develop their leadership potential. A few of the opportunities for students to take on leadership roles include serving on Freshman Council, Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, and as a University Ambassador.
The Master of Business Administration degree can be completed fully online, allowing students to create a balance between work, life, and studies. In this flexible and convenient program, students can log in to complete discussion boards and assignments at any time. Online students have a variety of support services, including academic advising, tutoring, writing center, and library resources. Graduate certificates are also offered in Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Leadership. These certificates can be earned in as little as one year, boosting your career to the next level.