2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

David F. Rankin College of Business

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Dr. Robin Sronce, dean

Mission Statement

The Rankin College of Business at Southern Arkansas University equips future business leaders to succeed in the global economy through engaging, innovative programs and a commitment to their personal and professional growth.

We work toward achieving our vision grounded in our core values of:

  • Excellence in Learning: We develop and implement best practices in pedagogy, evaluation, and experiential learning to transform student potential into academic and professional success.
  • Engagement: We use classroom and professional activities to foster close relationships with students, alumni, industry, community, and university partners to positively impact our university, community, and professions.
  • Ethics: We expect students, faculty, and professional staff to adhere to and promote the RCB Code of Ethics.
  • Evolving: We identify opportunities and innovate to better serve our stakeholders.


The Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs offered by the College of Business are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education, demonstrating the college’s commitment to academic and continuous improvement. This accreditation includes all bachelor of business administration and master of business administration degree programs.

Programs of Study

The David F. Rankin College of Business offers a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) with optional emphasis areas:

  • General MBA
  • Agri-Business
  • Business Leadership.
    • Graduate Certificate Option
  • Data Analytics
    • Graduate Certificate Option
  • Supply Chain Management
    • Graduate Certificate Option
  • Social Entrepreneurship

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