Dean's Message

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"To be the business school of choice in the Gulf Coast region."

Welcome to the Mitchell College of Business

Welcome to the Mitchell College of Business.  It is an exciting time on our campus.  If you are a prospective student, I would personally like to invite you to visit our beautiful campus, share in our rich history, and become a part of the quality educational environment we offer here at the University of South Alabama.

The Mitchell College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the highest standard for business schools worldwide.  Fewer than five percent of business schools in the world share this distinction.  In addition, the Mitchell College holds the separate AACSB Accounting Accreditation; fewer than 200 schools in the world share this accreditation.  

These accreditations and honors allow the Mitchell College to attract and maintain a highly-qualified faculty that creates a dynamic learning environment.   In addition to an impressive portfolio of theoretical and applied research, faculty members are also recognized for outstanding classroom teaching.  Our instructional approach is student-centered; our faculty interact with students on a one-on-one, first-name basis.

The Mitchell College offers a comprehensive business curriculum with four undergraduate majors including accounting, economics & finance, management, and marketing.  The College offers an MBA and MACC with evening-classes tailored to fit working individuals’ schedules.  A DBA in Management was added is designed for individuals in business desiring to transition to an academic career. The programs weekend format is designed to allow students to complete classes in an intensive series of Friday through Sunday classes. Learn more about degree opportunities at http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/.

However, business education today is more than classroom instruction.  The Mitchell College offers numerous active-learning opportunities.  These include internships, co-ops, and other experiential learning interactions with public and private entities.  In addition, we offer an array of study-abroad opportunities, including both semester-abroad exchanges and short-term international immersion experiences.

The Mitchell College of Business recently completed and expansion and renovation of its facilities.  Classrooms were updated incorporating SMART boards and projection technology; the entire college is WIFI enabled.  The newly constructed Joseph and Rebecca Mitchell Learning Resource Center house the Business Library, the John B. Saint Financial Analysis Center, and computer lab facilities.  For more information, please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/mcob/about/facilities_resources.html.

I hope that you will accept my personal invitation to visit us on the historic and scenic Gulf Coast.  Please contact my office at 251.460.6902 if you have questions about any of our programs or to schedule a visit.

Best Regards,

Bob G. Wood, Dean
Mitchell College of Business
bgwood@southalabama.edu