The mission of the Alabama A&M University (AAMU) College of Business & Public Affairs is to provide a high quality management and social science education that promotes the development of students’ potentials as managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders, as well as productive employees and socially responsible individuals.
Consistent with the University’s history and contemporary mission, the College concentrates on instruction while seeking to combine the classic goal of intellectual development with the land-grant tradition of service. Applied and interactive educational experiences are emphasized in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. While the College and AAMU are committed to graduate education, the College emphasizes undergraduate education as its first responsibility. In addition to the coverage of basic social sciences and business principles; all programs develop the students’ computer, communications, interpersonal relations, and leadership skills, thereby, preparing graduates for success in local, state, national, and global business and non-business environments. The AAMU College of Business & Public Affairs builds on its historic mission of providing education for African-Americans to an expanded mission of educating a student body that is diverse in terms of ethnicity, national origin, and socio-economic background.
Opportunities are provided for all students to gain leadership skills through involvement with student organizations and to gain practical experiences through co-ops and internships in cooperation with business, government and non-government organizations. A significant proportion of the faculty members are of international origin, holding degrees from U.S. institutions; thus, students are exposed to high levels of diversity and international perspectives. The College has 36 full-time and 10-15 part-time faculty members depending on the needs of the semester. Class sizes are kept low to facilitate classroom discussion and individual attention and mentoring. The total number of students in the college is close to 1100. Students are required to take national exit examinations.
All faculty members have graduate training in their respective teaching areas and 80% of the full-time faculty has doctoral degrees in their teaching discipline. The faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and are engaged in scholarly activities and active in institutional, professional and community service.