College Website: www.suu.edu/business/
College Fax: (435) 586-5493
The School of Business at SUU is composed of:
The School of Business offers an experiential learning environment that combines theory and practice, and is designed to prepare students to become fully engaged, productive and ethical members of the business community and society. In order to fulfill its mission, the School of Business will:
- Provide students opportunities for effective learning by emphasizing interactive experiences and individual attention both inside and outside the classroom.
- Empower students and faculty, who are both jointly and individually committed, to discover and apply knowledge for ethical leadership, innovation, and global opportunities.
- Attract, reward, and retain faculty who are able to make relevant intellectual contributions to their fields through excellence in teaching and scholarship, emphasizing applied and pedagogical activity.
- Nurture personal development, and academic and professional partnerships to enhance the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic vitality of our region.
- Involve students in regional service to provide important learning opportunities and to create relationships between students, the School, and stakeholders.
College/School Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
We will produce business graduates at the Baccalaureate level who:
- Are able to communicate effectively through written documents and oral presentations.
- Understand ethical issues and standards as they relate to business within society.
- Possess the technical and analytical skills that are generally used to facilitate decision making in complex environments.
- Are familiar with the fundamental principles and tools associated with each major functional area of business.
- Have strong critical thinking skills.
Degrees/Program Titles, Certificates and Centers
Business Graduate Degrees Accredited by AACSB International
Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
Master of Business Administration Program (M.B.A.)
Undergraduate Degrees & Majors
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Business Majors (Composite, no minor required)
Business Degrees Accredited by AACSB International
Accounting Composite, B.A.
Accounting Composite, B.S.
Finance Composite Major, B.A.
Finance Composite Major, B.S.
Management Composite, B.A.
Management Composite, B.S.
Marketing Composite, B.A.
Marketing Composite, B.S.
Economics Major, B.A. (no minor required)
Economics Major, B.S. (no minor required)
Hotel, Resort, & Hospitality Management, B.A. (no minor required)
Hotel, Resort, & Hospitality Management, B.S. (no minor required)
Business Education Composite, B.A. (no minor required)
Business Education Composite, B.S. (no minor required)
General Technology - Business Emphasis, A.A.S (SWATC transfers only)
International Certificate and Study Abroad
The School of Business has international partners in Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Selected partners may be found on the following website: http://www.suu.edu/business/international.html There are academic opportunities to study for short-term summer programs (2-3 weeks), for one term, or for an entire year which may result in a double degree. Consideration of such programs is based on a student’s GPA and adequate preparation for international study. Students can study at the Baccalaureate and Masters level. Contact the Sargon Heinrich Global Engagement Center at (435) 586-1995 or http://www.suu.edu/academics/studyabroad/.
An international certificate may also be obtained from the SUU School of Business. The certificate requires 15 credit hours as follows:
- One course minimum in foreign language (3 credit hours minimum)
- One course in thematic studies (3 credit hours minimum)
- Two courses in international business (6 credit hours minimum)
- One study abroad experience (3 credit hours minimum)
A graduate international certificate may also be obtained. See SUU Business Advisor for details.
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
A Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management may be obtained from the School of Business (any major). The certificate requires 15 credit hours as follows:
Hospitality Research Center
The Hospitality Research Center provides applied research opportunities for professors, profound learning opportunities for students, and strategic support to the hospitality and tourism industry.
The mission of the Hospitality Research Center is to conduct high quality applied research that contributes to the hospitality and tourism literature, as well as supports the hospitality and tourism industries. We will assist our students in becoming successful leaders and provide strategic support for hospitality and tourism leaders to make intelligent, informed decisions.
The objectives of the Hospitality Research Center are to:
- Engage faculty and students in the pursuit of projects, research, and collaborative proposals that advance the quality of education, at all levels, through the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of novel, innovative, and unique experiential educational practices.
- Establish a framework from which novel, innovative, and unique educational practice can be sustained and perpetuated at SUU, in the rural hospitality and tourism industry, local communities, and governmental agencies.
- Enrich the quality of education for students, faculty, hospitality and tourism industry leaders, and community members by providing opportunities to enhance life-long learning, leadership, effective collaboration, and provide access to a myriad of resources that advance best practices in hospitality and tourism.
SUU Business Resource Center (BRC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
77 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
Executive Director of BRC & SBDC: Craig Isom
Regional Director of SBDC & PTAC: Joni Anderson
Fax: (435) 586-4310
Our mission is to be southern Utah’s leader in facilitating small business development and entrepreneurship education. The SUUBRC engages in numerous activities to help start up and existing small businesses succeed. It coordinates and marshals the various resources needed by business owners.
The BRC services are primarily provided by the SBDC at Southern Utah University and its partners. Resources such as free one-on-one counseling services are available to small businesses and potential entrepreneurs. Assistance is provided for comprehensive business planning, market research, financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, financial projections and other management issues. The SBDC also offers low cost training workshops on various business subjects.
SUU’s PTAC provides procurement technical assistance to businesses wanting to sell to the federal government, State of Utah, and other large organizations in the region– both public and private. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a free service offered to all eligible small businesses. Through PTAC, small businesses are linked to government sponsored web services designed to connect local small businesses with government contracts. These services are available to all businesses, whether they have been in business for years or are just starting up.
Undergraduate and graduate business programs (ACCT, FIN, MGMT, MKTG, MBA, MAcc) in the School of Business are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Academic advisors assist students in selecting appropriate courses and a business major. All declared business majors and graduate students should make an appointment to meet with their academic advisor:
Scholarships are available to students demonstrating excellence in their business core classes. Students must submit the appropriate applications by February 1. Interested students should contact Student Financial Aid, Sharwan Smith Center, Room 167, (435) 586-7735.
The best learning experiences include participation in organizations outside the classroom. Among the many student organizations of interest to business majors are the following:
- PAC (Professional Accountancy Club)
- PBL (Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Business Leaders)
- SHRM (Society for Human Resource Club)
- Collegiate DECA (Marketing)
- Hospitality Management Guild
- Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
Regional companies and governmental institutions provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop business skills in a “professional” environment. In addition, students may complete internships overseas or spend a semester or year abroad. Students’ internship assignments are jointly supervised by company management and SUU faculty members. Academic credit is awarded for internships and financial compensation is usually available. More information is available from the major department.