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SEMO’s Harrison College of Business Reaccredited

An important recent announcement affecting the local business community may have flown under the radar but that certainly doesn’t make it any less important.

The Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the largest business education alliance connecting educators and learners and the accreditation is synonymous with the highest standards in business education. In Missouri, only about 20% of institutions offering an associate’s or higher degree have met these gold standard accreditation requirements.

Dr. Alberto Davila, dean of the Harrison College of Business, emphatically stated their primary objective is to train students today so they can successfully navigate the future needs of the marketplace. He added the College is strongly committed to providing students with excellence in business education that includes learning opportunities both in the classroom and using experiential learning.

According to the news release, the College offers courses in a variety of platforms, including face to face, Web and blended, and in a variety of timeframes including 16-week, eight-week, six-week and four-week.

And here’s the kicker for our local business community – The most recent data shows the College had 1,657 undergraduates majoring in accounting, marketing, management, international business, economics, finance, business administration, healthcare administration and hospitality management. Add 126 graduate students and you get a tremendous pipeline of talent for our area.