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Mission- The Philander Smith Management Institute contributes to the College’s mission of graduating academically accomplished students, especially in business management competencies and leadership strategies, and of producing students who are advocates for social justice via higher levels of critical thinking and problem-solving.


  • Educate students for an organization management degree within 18 months
  • Integrate student-learning and experiences to model competency and efficiency in the classroom and in the workforce
  • Ensure quality education for the greater community
  • Enhance strategic leadership for the greater community


  • Intentional continuing education and professional studies for non-traditional students and holders of the AA degree
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Flat-rate tuition for remaining general education and major's coursework
  • Hierarchal model of student learning—correcting, reinforcing & advancing skills and strategies—from an ACBSP Accredited Business Program
  • Consistency in measuring student performance and preparation for the workforce
  • Classes one night a week
  • Tuition reimbursement qualifications
  • B.S. degree in Business Management
  • Certificate availability in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for the workforce

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed PSMI application and payment of a non-refundable $25.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from high school and all colleges/universities or institutions of higher education attended
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Completed Federal Financial Aid Information Packet
  • At least 56 credit hours from an accredited college/university (minimum 2.0 GPA./4.0 scale) can become accepted credits
  • At least 24 credit hours for work experience and/or training may qualify as "credit for prior learning"

Contact Information:

Director, Bruce James
PSMI, Philander Smith College
900 W. Daisy Bates Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: (501) 370-5234
Fax: (501) 370-5283