Dean's Message

Dean CarnesWhy should you choose the UNA Sanders College of Business and Technology? For one important reason: Students are our #1 priority.  We are large enough to offer outstanding programs, as you will see below.  We also offer some programs that you will not find at the larger universities.  We are also small enough to work with each student on an individual basis, even in an online class setting. We offer small class sizes, and students have many opportunities to interact with our faculty members and build life-long relationships. Our #1 goal is to prepare students for rewarding careers. Business and Technology is an excellent career choice and our graduates are placed in excellent internships and full-time positions throughout Alabama and across the United States.

We offer many degree programs, both in person and 100% online, including:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in the following: accounting, computer information systems, data analytics, finance, management, and marketing
  • Joel R. Anderson Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
  • 100% Online BBA in professional management for adults seeking to finish a degree.
  • Undergraduate minors in new market niches such as professional sales, user experience, and innovation engineering. 
  • Largest Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the state of Alabama for 7 years in a row, offered 100% online. 
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) for leaders in healthcare looking to advance in health administration roles. 
  • Abroms & Associates Master of Accountancy degree (online and on-campus) for students entering the profession of accounting.
  • Accounting Career Completion Program (online) for those who desire to change career paths to accounting.
  • Executive Doctor of Business Administration (EDBA) for experienced leaders seeking to advance within an organization or transition into a consulting career or higher education.

 All business programs are accredited by AACSB, the premier accreditation for business schools earned by only 5% of business schools in the world. The BBA in Computer Information Systems, BS in Computer Science, and BS in Information Technology are accredited by ABET.  While we know we offer high-quality programs and focus on continuous improvement, it is important for you to know that independent accreditors have affirmed the excellent quality of our programs.

The Sanders College of Business and Technology is the fastest-growing unit of the University. Our undergraduate enrollment has increased by over 30% in the last four years. Our graduate business enrollment has doubled in the last six years to over 1,200 students. The College has approximately 50 dedicated full-time faculty, most holding PhDs from leading universities.

Innovation is a core component of our mission. We place a strong emphasis on experiential learning to prepare you for today’s rapidly changing business world. You will have the opportunity for hands-on learning through:

  • The Generator, our student incubator
  • The Steele Center for Professional Selling
  • User-Experience lab
  • Cybersecurity lab
  • Student organizations
  • Study abroad and study away trips

 The College serves as a platform for economic development in the region through our Institute for Innovation and Economic Development. We have received national recognition for our leadership of Shoals Shift which brings great opportunities for our students to develop business skills and create new businesses. 

The Sanders College of Business and Technology 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 competitions.

The Sanders College of Business and Technology can get you where you want to be, whether you are a first-time freshman, a transfer student, or a working professional exploring degree completion or graduate degree options.

Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Roar Lions!

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