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No limits for Lumberjacks

As a Lumberjack, there’s no limit to what you can achieve in the community or in your career – and you don’t even need to wait until after graduation. Our faculty, current students and alumni are leaders, award winners and proud Lumberjacks for life. We’re honored to say that many Rusche College of Business graduates choose to give back to the university or to their communities, in addition to enjoying successes of their own.

Community impact

Volunteering is a great way to put business learnings into real-world practice. For example, student volunteers in the Marleta Chadwick Student Financial Advisors organization offer other students and the Nacogdoches community free financial advice. Focusing their efforts on people experiencing financial crisis, the volunteers assist with budgeting, credit card and debt management, identity theft and fraud.


Rusche College of Business students excel in national and local competitions. In June 2014, seven of our students competed at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Another competition for business-minded Lumberjacks is the Mast Student Investment Roundtable. This group of students creates an investment strategy with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. In March 2016, SFA’s group of 15 exemplary finance students won first place in the growth category at the ENGAGE International Investment Education Symposium.

Program and faculty accomplishments

In 2015, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized two faculty members from the Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy. Marie Kelly received one of four Outstanding Accounting Educator awards, and Dr. Kelly Noe received a Rising Star award.

Professor Ashley Hall from the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies was awarded the Margaret Baker Graham Research Grant at the Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication in Seattle. This cash award will aid Hall's research in managerial communication during times of organizational change, and the impact between managerial communication and employee job satisfaction.


Excellent prospects and great salaries

Students who earn a degree from the Rusche College of Business gain valuable skills that can be used across a broad range of industries and throughout their entire careers. That’s not all: Business majors enjoy excellent job prospects and higher-than-average starting salaries.

Of course, the greatest value comes when your business degree pays off with a successful career. SFA is committed to helping students find their way into the professional world.

Cost of attendance

When you add up your potential cost of living, tuition and other expenses, you’ll find that the Rusche College of Business is a strong value versus other business schools in the state of Texas. To learn more about how much it costs to attend SFA, please visit Cost of Attendance.

Don’t forget to apply for financial aid and scholarships. Keep in mind that 78 percent of SFA students receive some form of aid.

Unique factors

Of course, the benefits of attending the Rusche College of Business go far beyond cost savings. As a business student, you’ll have access to hands-on learning experiences and the opportunity to participate in internships to gain valuable work experience long before you graduate.

And when it’s time to put your degree to work, the Rusche College of Business can help jumpstart your job search with employment-related events and services, including conferences and career fairs.

We’re proud that so many of our graduates continue to give back to the college – it’s one more thing that makes the Rusche College of Business such a unique place. Want to connect with Rusche College of Business alumni? No problem. Want to attend a guest lecture or participate in a one-on-one mock interview with a recent Rusche College of Business graduate who has real-world experience? We’ll make it happen.


With more than $500,000 in annual scholarships available to Rusche College of Business students, we can help offset the cost of a valuable education even more. Search all SFA scholarships using our Scholarship Search Engine, or explore the short list below:

Applying to Rusche College of Business

The Rusche College of Business has the same admissions requirements as SFA, and business-minded students can apply using the same method as all other incoming students. Students wishing to change majors to the Rusche College of Business must have at least a 2.0 GPA.

Get started on your application now, or contact a Rusche College of Business advisor.


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Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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