Division of Business and Economics
Chair: Dr. Bruce James
Phone: 501-370-5383 or 501-370-5398
Location: Suite BA 201- Room #: BA 206
The mission of the Division of Business and Economics is consistent with the mission
of Philander Smith College. The Division of Business and Economics builds upon the
philosophy that students need a holistic development and that they should be challenged
to reach their full potential. Therefore, the Division of Business & Economics is
committed to providing programs that will prepare students to be competent and productive
in their chosen careers and be positive contributors to their communities.
Goals & Objectives
To provide students with a variety of learning experiences and involve them in the
active learning process.
To evaluate the programs continuously and make necessary improvements.
To enhance recruitment and retention of students through effective advisement.
To establish and maintain partnerships with businesses in the community.
To encourage professional development: scholarly activities, research, graduate school
for advanced degrees, etc.
To maintain specialized accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business
Schools and Programs.
Philander Smith College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North
Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. The organization
Meet the Business and Economics Faculty