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welcome to the nelson rusche college of business

The Rusche College of Business educates the leaders of tomorrow to meet the challenges of a dynamic global business environment.

At both the undergraduate and graduate level, you will benefit from our personalized student focus, incredible opportunities for intellectual and professional development and a career-focused curriculum that prepares you for real-world success.

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Rusche Facts

  • $375,000
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    Awarded Annually
  • 12
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    Managed by Students

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jason Reese

helps students combine their passions for sports and business.

Sports is more than just fun and games. It’s big business, too. Dr. Jason Reese uses a case study approach to give students the opportunity to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing the multibillion-dollar sports industry. Watch the full story.

Activities & Programs

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The Mast Student Investment Roundtable course provides finance students with hands-on experience in managing $400,000 of real money in an equity portfolio. Recently, an SFA student was featured on CNBC after being named the national winner.

Student Success Passport

Career Success Passport Program

Our Career Success Passport Program is a valuable professional development and career readiness opportunity. Students earn points for internships, work experience, résumés, study abroad and student organization leadership. Scholarships are then awarded to top participants in each class.

SFA Dining Etiquette


SFA goes the extra step to help students prepare for job interviews, banquets, galas and other professional dinner settings by offering workshops on the do's and don’ts of dining, including proper attire and how to network with other guests.

Meet Our Students

  • Phi Beta Lambda

    Phi Beta Lambda

    During the Phi Beta Lambda Texas State Leadership Conference, SFA business students placed in 18 categories, with some students receiving multiple awards. The awards included 10 first-place finishes, eight second-place wins and five third-place awards. The students who placed first and second will compete in the National Leadership Conference in June in San Antonio.

  • A.J. Goff

    A.J. Goff

    The small class sizes afforded me the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with my professors. I found the entire faculty to be as committed to my success as I was.

  • Amber Jones

    Amber Jones

    I feel the education I received has provided me with the knowledge, skills and confidence that make me not only competitive, but a leader in my chosen field of accounting.

Alumni Spotlight


Stacie Shirley

Executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Tuesday Morning
Class of 1990

Every day is “Tuesday Morning” for Stacie Shirley, a 1990 graduate of SFA’s Rusche College of Business, who since January 2016 has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of the national retail chain with more than 700 stores in about 40 states. Shirley has myriad responsibilities at Tuesday Morning, including financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, accounting, internal auditing, cash management, capital budgeting and analysis, investor relations, and strategic leadership.

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Nelson Rusche
College of Business

1908 Raguet Street
McGee Business Building, Suite 137
P.O. Box 13004, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

A A C S B Accredited

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