Muhammad Anwar, Assistant Professor of Business. M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Katherine Williams Causey, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Chair, Division of Business and Economic Development. B.S., Southern University; M.S., Troy University; Ph.D. Argosy University
Austin Emeagwai, Associate Professor of Business Administration. C.P.A.; B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University; Ph.D., Jackson State University
Reoungeneria McFarland, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. B.B.A., M.S., M.B.A. University of Memphis
B. Rajendra, Associate Professor of Business Administration. B. Comm., University of Mysore;
Comm., Karnatak University; M.B.A., University of Mississippi Kusum
Singh, Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman’s College; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Kentucky;
The Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals program is an adult degree completion program offered through the Division of Business and Economic Development that leads to the degree Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Management or concentrations in Management and Finance. The program is designed to meet the needs of working adults who are typically employed full-time and are highly committed to completing their degrees.
The Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals student share a common educational goal and contribute their diverse individual experiences to the learning process. Students accepted into this program must have completed a substantial number of semester hours in an accredited post- secondary program. Additionally, they must have reached the age of 25 and have worked for three years. After admission to the college as a transfer student, a potential Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals student may apply for acceptance into the program. (See the section on transfer students.)
The curriculum consists of fifteen (15) interlocking courses offered over three six-month terms. Cohort groups are formed to start Accelerated Studies for Adult and Professionals program terms in August and January each year. Program acceptance requires substantial completion of general academic and elective course work at an accredited institution, which usually represents a minimum of 45 semester credit hours. Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals student may earn up to fifteen (15) semester credit hours through Credit for Prior Learning. See the Credit for Prior Learning section for a complete description. In earning their degrees, the Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals student must meet all of the College’s regular graduation requirements.
In the first semester of work, Accelerated Studies for Adults and Professionals student will develop a professional portfolio, including a complete program of study developed by their Program advisor. Due to the accelerated pace of the program, all students enrolled in the Program are required to have an active e-mail address. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Business Students’ Association.