Mission Statement


We will be recognized as an educational leader in the Gulf South region for providing innovative strategies addressing business challenges.


We provide applied and innovative educational experiences as we inspire a competitive spirit for working within this dynamic global economy.
Our scholarship focuses on intellectual contributions that advance knowledge in our disciplines, understanding of applications of theory for organizational problems and practices that influence teaching excellence.

Our goals:

  1. Enhance our competitiveness
  2. Foster applied experiences
  3. Promote innovation opportunities and global connections
  4. Invest in our people, infrastructure and community

These goals build on our traditional focus on career development  (competitiveness) for our faculty, staff and students as they emphasize innovation and applied experiences for our students and organizations in the region…and beyond.