About the College
Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Parker College of Business has undergraduate and graduate accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The Accounting program has received the accounting accreditation through AACSB International.
Accreditation is important to all of our stakeholders because it provides external validation that we offer high-quality educational programs and utilize processes that facilitate continuous improvement. We are particularly proud of our long-standing AACSB accreditation since only about 30 percent of all U.S. colleges of business have that accreditation and only about 10 percent have separate accounting accreditation.
BBA Student Learning Goals
- Our graduates will solve problems using concepts across the disciplines within the Parker College of Business.
- Our graduates will be able to interpret the business implications of global and cultural diversity.
- Our graduates will recognize the importance of ethical business practices.
- Our graduates will be effective communicators.
- Our graduates will use data to support informed business decisions.
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Average Salaries of Graduates
Parker College of Business At a Glance
Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906. The Parker College of Business began offering the BBA degree during 1965, the MBA degree during 1969, an online MBA program in 2001, the MAcc degree in 1997, an online MAcc in 2013, and the MSAE degree in 2007. A Ph.D. degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management was launched in 2010. The Parker College of Business has more than 20,000 alumni located throughout the world.
Georgia Southern University is spread across three campuses, located in Statesboro, Savannah and Hinesville.
Georgia Southern’s largest campus, home to more than 20,000 students, is located in historic Statesboro, a growing college town built around a shop-lined Main Street.
Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University is located just minutes away from the National Historic Landmark District downtown and a short drive from the sunny beaches of Tybee Island.
Located in Hinesville, the Liberty Campus houses a new, state-of-the-art facility offering a variety of opportunities for local students, especially those affiliated with the military, to take advantage of a nationally recognized university in their own backyard.
Georgia Southern offers 119 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The Parker College of Business offers 8 majors, 7 minors, 3 Master’s degrees, and a Ph.D.
A residential university of 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Georgia Southern’s hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success.
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Total Enrollment: 3,986
- BBA: 3,572
- Graduate: 414
- MBA: 221
- MAcc: 167
- MSAE: 14
Degrees conferred: 956
- Undergraduate: 813
- Graduate: 143
101 full-time faculty taught 697 undergraduate classes and 72 graduate classes consisting of 68,879 student credit hours taught in 2021-2022.
The Parker College of Business seeks to produce career-ready professionals by offering a broad array of high quality undergraduate and select graduate programs within a learning environment characterized by inspired teaching, relevant research, and meaningful service. We search for new knowledge, both theoretical and practical, and insightful learning opportunities for our students.
Teaching in the Parker College of Business
We endeavor to prepare career-ready professionals. This motivates our teaching. We equip students with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and relevant tools for professional success. Our curriculum is driven by and evolves with informed theory and best practices. The learning environment we create within the classroom and beyond attracts students to the college and inspires them to learn. This rich learning environment creates demand for our graduates.
Research in the Parker College of Business
Our desire to produce career-ready professionals motivates the growth of our intellectual capital through rigorous and meaningful inquiry. Our scholarship supports our distinctiveness and represents the source of our expertise in the classroom and in the academic and business communities. We value scholarship that informs theory, practice and teaching. Our inquiry is validated through a diverse portfolio of scholarly and professional activities.
Service in the Parker College of Business
Service is a professional activity and is an important way by which we renew ourselves. We value service activities that leverage our position and expertise as teacher-scholars and researchers. Service provides benefits for our students, the professions they will enter, and the brand, the College or University. Since not all service activities are equal, we assess and recognize our service in terms of its overall impact.
Why the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University?
International accreditation from the AACSB
Only institutions with proven track records of academic excellence in accounting are able to obtain this important stamp of approval, so you can count on receiving a high quality educational experience.
A caring environment
Georgia Southern provides a student-centered environment led by administrators and faculty and staff who genuinely care about your success.
Interaction with faculty and business leaders
Our classes are taught by qualified professors, not graduate students, and class sizes are often small. Regional and national speakers come to campus regularly to participate in our annual Executive-in-Residence and Accounting Day programs.
First-rate facilities and computer labs
The School of Accountancy is housed in the Parker College of Business building, which has state-of-the-art multi-media classroom facilities and four computer labs with the latest technology.
Outstanding student organizations
The School of Accountancy’s student organizations offer lots of opportunities to build leadership skills and lasting friendships with fellow students and faculty members. The Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor fraternity, prepare you for professional life through a variety of professional development programs, tutoring services, and meaningful community service projects. The Association of Minority Business Students which is affiliated with the National Association of Black Accountants supports students who are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with expanding opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions. You can also join our Student Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Internships help you better integrate academic knowledge with practical applications. Exposure to accounting practices and business environments can also help you decide which career path is right for you and help jumpstart your career before entering the workforce on a permanent basis.
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Academic Year 2022 Internships for Academic Credit
Our students completed 176 total internships with 144 participating organizations.
Number of internships by program:
- Marketing: 40
- Management: 36
- Accounting: 29
- Finance: 22
- Supply Chain Management: 22
- Graduate: 18
- Computer Information Systems Management: 6
- Economics: 3
Last updated: 1/17/2024