The mission of the Department of Business Administration fulfills the College’s mission of preparing students of diverse levels of academic preparation for places of leadership and service in society by providing a quality, in-depth, and stimulating education in business administration. The Department provides an educational experience that is characterized by personal attention and guidance to students; a commitment to continuous curriculum development; utilization of technology to enhance instructional delivery; and emphasis on extracurricular activities that promote student leadership and an understanding of contemporary business practices. In short, it is the primary goal of this unit to provide a high quality education for the development of future business leaders who are uniquely qualified to manage in a technologically advanced global marketplace.
The Department of Business Administration is accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in business education in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels, both in the United States and internationally. The IACBE was founded in 1997, in response to the expressed needs of Presidents, Chief Academic Officers, and heads of academic business units, who wanted an accreditation process that was mission-based and outcomes-driven. At that time, the majority of the four-year colleges and universities in the United States with business programs were not recognized by the existing business accrediting bodies. Similarly, hundreds of internationally-based institutions were unable to obtain specialized accreditation. The IACBE specializes in the accreditation needs of colleges and universities whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. Accordingly, the IACBE makes available quality, specialized accreditation to the business and business-related programs of those hundreds of institutions throughout the world. The IACBE’s innovative approach to specialized accreditation is described in this publication. (download the most recent Public Disclosure of Student Learning).
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Stillman College has received specialized accreditation for its business program through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Marketing
- Bachelor of Arts- Stillman Management Institute (SMI)
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FULL-TIME FACULTY/STAFF:
Dr. Christopher N. Jeffries is Chairman of the Department of Business Administration. He has held administrative posts at several colleges and universities in the Southeast. Dr. Jeffries received his Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University, M.A. degree in Economics from Ohio University, and B.S. degree in Economics from North Carolina Central University. He is an award-winning professor and the recipient of a Fulbright Lecturer Award to the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Jeffries is the author of four books and has more than 28 economics articles published in books, proceedings, and journals.
Dr. Emmanuel Chijioke has lived in Talladega County, Alabama, for the last 25 years. He graduated from the University of Alabama and Birmingham School of Law with his Ph.D/JD in Higher Ed and Management/General Law. He has been at Stillman for nearly 6 years. He has served as the Dean, Div. of Business and SMI, serving as Chair, Dept. of Business and SMI, Professor of Business Administration, Assoc. Dean, Div. of Prof. Education, and has been in higher education for 31 years.
Dr. Kingsley Wokukwu received his Associate of Science in Business Administration from Lake Land College, in Mattoon, Illinois, his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, Illinois, and his Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration in Finance from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.