A college for future leaders
The Nelson Rusche College of Business at SFA has provided business students with a personalized classroom experience since our business administration degree program kicked off in 1940.
Our business programs emphasize hands-on, experiential learning. As a business student, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to participate in internships, leadership development activities and career readiness programs.
A message from the dean, Timothy O. Bisping
“At the Nelson Rusche College of Business, students engage in exceptional programs, in fields with great career opportunities. We take both academic excellence and career preparation seriously. Here, students learn from outstanding faculty and have the opportunity to apply what they have learned through various experiential learning opportunities and corporate partnerships.
I welcome you to explore all that the college has to offer. If you have questions about pursuing a degree in business, we in the Nelson Rusche College of Business are here to help!”
Timothy O. Bisping, Ph.D.
Dean, Nelson Rusche College of Business
Schools and Departments
- Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy
- Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies
- Department of Economics and Finance
- Department of Management and Marketing
- Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
- Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.)
About Nelson Rusche
In 2002, SFA renamed the College of Business to recognize the generosity of alum and friend, Nelson Rusche.
Rusche graduated from SFA in 1949 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Just two years later, he put that degree to good use when he bought his first Gulf Oil service station. Soon he became a commissioned agent, fueling construction sites from the Houston ship channel throughout Harris County. His A.N. Rusche Distributing Company grew to a 250-million-gallon-a-year distributor.
He didn’t stop there — Rusche expanded his business, eventually owning eleven Mister Car Wash shops and several Handy Plus convenience stores throughout Houston. By 1991, he was providing detailed monthly reports on fuel purchases to clients through his company, Rusche Fuel Controls.
Rusche served on the SFA Board of Regents from 1986 to 1989 and was a lifetime member of the SFA Alumni Association. His endowment allows us to award scholarships to our best and brightest business students.
All business programs (B.B.A., M.B.A. and M.P.A.) are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.