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Dean's Message

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the UNA College of Business, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Business is an exciting career choice and we are pleased that you are considering one of the options in business offered by the University of North Alabama. Every organization-Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial start-ups, retail stores, schools, churches, manufacturers, social service agencies, technology firms, governmental agencies, airlines, hotels and restaurants-all require business know-how. Our business programs prepare students for career success in whatever path they pursue.

The College of Business at UNA offers a broad array of concentrations. Students can pursue undergraduate majors in accounting, banking and financial services, enterprise information systems, finance, economics, management, and marketing. Graduate concentrations include accounting, information systems, professional, international business, health care management, finance, project management, ERP systems using SAP, and the executive option.

The College of Business is the fastest growing unit of the University, using on-campus and online programs to serve 1,100 undergraduates and more than 600 graduate students. Forty highly dedicated full-time faculty staff the College-most holding PhDs from leading universities. The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The information system majors are also accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The College of Business hosts The Institute of Export Research and Transfer Technology and the Small Business Development Center. Their presence provides opportunities for faculty and student research and consulting.

The College of Business is very proud of its alumni and students. Our graduates have an enviable record of success in their professions, and our students are highly successful in statewide and national academic competition. Our faculty members are dedicated to building on this record of success. 

The College of Business is committed to continuous improvement of its curriculum, academic programs, faculty and staff support, and its course management technology. Initiatives are pursued that enhance the academic and extra-curricular opportunities for College of Business students, providing them greater opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

I hope you will accept the challenge of becoming a student and graduate of the College of Business. You will be limited only by your imagination and your willingness to work hard and to engage in the opportunities we offer. The College of Business can get you where you want to be, whether you are a first time freshman, a transfer student, or a working professional exploring graduate degree options.

Thank you for visiting our website!

Best wishes,

Gregory Carnes, PhD, CPA
Dean, College of Business
Raburn Eminent Scholar of Accounting