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Why Business?

The School of Business at Southern integrates faith and business to prepare students for professional careers.

  • We provide a broad background knowledge of the free enterprise system within a framework of moral and ethical guidelines.
  • We strive to train Christ-centered leaders who are globally focused while caring about their communities and workplace.
  • The long term care administration program is accredited by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.
  • Study tours to Asia, Africa, and Europe, along with the on-campus Marketing Research Institute, help integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in real-world settings.
  • Business graduates score above national and state averages for accounting and other certification exams and tests.
  • The school of business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Interesting Facts

Learn

  • International tours are offered each summer for students to study business and commerce in another country. Trips alternate between China and Europe, where students experience international business within its natural enviroment
  • A New York City study tour is offered during the Thanksgiving holiday each year.
  • Many business majors continue their studies for a fifth year to obtain an MBA degree.
  • Southern was the first university in the United States to offer a long-term care major. 

Engange

  • Over 80 employers participate in our on-campus job fair, Meet the Firms, each Fall and Spring semester
  • Southern's enactus  (Entrepreneurial Action by Us) team gives students the opportunity to implement real business principles outside of a classroom setting, gaining valuable experience for their profesional development. 
  • By sponsoring activities and providing service opportunities to students, the Business Society gives students a social environment to improve their networking skills while making a difference in the community. Sub-groups hold special functions that focus on entrepreneurship, non-profit, finance, international business, management, marketing, and community service.
  • The Long term care club raises awareness on campus and in the surrounding community about Southern’s long term care degree by sponsoring activities and providing service opportunities to students.

Succeed

  • Approximately 75 returning business majors have received the school of business GPA scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. 
  • Many businesses contact school of business professors and staff when looking for graduates to hire.
  • Southern's enactus team has won multiple Regional Championships and consistently progressed to the National Competition.

Alumni

School of business alumni have been successful in diverse fields and positions such as: 

  • Investors, land developers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, marketers, managers
  • Achieved recognition as: certified public accountants, certified financial planners, certified professional marketers, certified internal auditors, certified management accountants
  • Served overseas in various capacities

Faculty

  • Stephanie Sheehan, Ph.DStephanie Sheehan, Ph.DDean
  • Teshia Price, MBATeshia Price, MBAGraduate Studies Coordinator
  • Braam Oberholster, Ph.DBraam Oberholster, Ph.DAssociate Professor
  • Dennis F. Steele, Jr., Ph.DDennis F. Steele, Jr., Ph.DProfessor
  • Julie C. Hyde, Ph.DJulie C. Hyde, Ph.DProfessor
  • Leon Weeks, Ph.DLeon Weeks, Ph.DAssistant Professor
  • Lisa Gano, MAccLisa Gano, MAccAssistant Professor
  • Lisa Kuhlman, MBALisa Kuhlman, MBAAssistant Professor
  • Mark Guild, MBAMark Guild, MBAAssociate Professor
  • Mark Hyder, J.DMark Hyder, J.DAssistant Professor
  • Michelle Doucoumes, MBAMichelle Doucoumes, MBAAssistant Professor
  • Sunia Fukofuka, Ph.DSunia Fukofuka, Ph.DAssociate Professor

The professors’ passion
for business, teaching,
and excellence has
challenged me to be a
better student, and
a better Christian.
Marcus Keenan, ’13Management major

School of Business and Management classroom

Facilities

Classrooms and Labs

The School of Business is located on the third floor of Brock Hall. Large classrooms and seminar rooms facilitate a variety of learning opportunities from traditional classes to group projects. A computer lab is available for student use. Accounting and finance tutors are also available in the computer lab.
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Careers in Business

Jobs are widely available in the following fields:

  • Health care management 
  • Accounting/financial
  • Management
  • Marketing


Specific types of jobs available to business majors include:

  • Advertising executive
  • Banking
  • Business credit/loan administrator
  • City manager
  • Convention organizer
  • Employment agency counselor
  • Hospital administrator
  • Human resource manager or administrator
  • Insurance agent/broker
  • Literary agent
  • Long term care administrator (with fast track to management)
  • Production manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sports agent
  • Urban planner

Contact

Stephanie Sheehan, Ph.D, Dean
business@southern.edu
423.236.2537

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