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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

Dr. Neil Terry, dean
  Classroom Center, Room 216 • WTAMU Box 60768
  806-651-2530 • Fax 806-651-2927


Dr. LaVelle Mills, associate dean
  806-651-3866 • lmills@wtamu.edu

 The College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International states, “AACSB Accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution that awards business degrees.”

The mission of the College of Business is to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate business education with a global perspective and ethical awareness. We accomplish this through emphasis on excellence in teaching, which is strengthened by faculty scholarship and supported by professional service. The College of Business is committed to teaching excellence in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Faculty members are student-oriented yet maintain high standards for classroom performance. Students are prepared for intelligent, active and productive participation in business and community life.

The College of Business offers three graduate degrees. The master of business administration (M.B.A.) degree is designed for students who are preparing for careers as professional managers and who desire an integrated program with limited concentration in one of the functional areas of business. The other graduate degrees offered within the college’s departments include the master of professional accounting (M.P.A.) and the master of science (M.S.) in finance and economics from the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Prospective students are encouraged to consult with the academic adviser for the program of interest.

Other College of Business Programs

Panhandle Small Business Development Center

The Panhandle Small Business Development Center at WTAMU is a sub-center of the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center located in Lubbock, Texas. This sub-center, administered through the College of Business, is an affiliate of the U.S. Small Business Administration. It provides management counseling and management development training to small businesses in the Texas Panhandle. The Panhandle Small Business Development Center is operated by full-time staff members and supported by WTAMU business students.

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

As a part of the College of Business, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies provides WTAMU students the opportunity to pursue applied entrepreneurial activities. The Small Business Institute, as part of the center through a contractual agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, conducts 30 management assistance projects for small businesses. The center also conducts entrepreneurial conferences, publishes business newsletters and engages in entrepreneurial research.

West Texas Center for Economic Education

The West Texas Center for Economic Education exists to promote economic literacy. Its primary mission is to provide in service classes and seminars to individuals teaching in grades kindergarten through high school. The center has a director and is closely affiliated with the Texas Council on Economic Education and the Joint Council on Economic Education.


Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Department of Computer Information and Decision Management

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Department of Management, Marketing and General Business

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