The mission of the Department of Business 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 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 Annual Outcomes Report)
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The College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas, USA. IACBE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Department of Business Administration offers the following degrees accredited by the IACBE:
Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Marketing
Stillman Management Institute (SMI) is the second program accredited by IACBE.
Information pertaining to student learning and achievement in business administration programs accredited by the IACBE can be obtained by visiting www.stillman.edu or by contacting the Department of Business Administration at 205-366-8952.
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS FACULTY/STAFF:
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. Juma Salim is originally from Tanzania. He graduated from Texas Tech University, Texas, with his Masters Degree in Economics and Ph.D. in Consumer Economics. He has been at Stillman College for about 2 years. He teaches classes in Business Statistics I, Business Statistics II, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Operations Management, Business Finance, Money & Banking, and Investments. He has been in higher education for more than 10 years.
Dr. Carol Williams is originally from Columbus, Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi State University with her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology/Teacher Education and Workforce Development, and a MBA in Business Administration. She has been at Stillman for 2 years. She teaches classes in the Business Department and has been in higher education for 7 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.
Dr. Chien-Chung Chen received his PhD with a major in Marketing and a minor in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also earned his Master of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, Master of Business Administration from Chaoyang University of Technology (Taiwan), and Bachelor of Business Administration from National Chengchi University (Taiwan). His research interests include personal sales, sales management, marketing strategy, and consumer relationship management. He worked in a local bank in Taiwan for several years, holding various positions from sales representative to front-line manager.