The Nelson Rusche College of Business tools for success
Your degree from the Nelson Rusche College of Business at SFA will give you the tools you need for a successful career. Our business degree programs combine foundational business classes, specific knowledge for majors and experiential learning to prepare our students for graduation and beyond.
Schools and departments
Nelson Rusche College of Business is divided into four schools and departments:
- Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy
- Department of Business Communication & Legal Studies
- Department of Economics & Finance
- Department of Management & Marketing
Majors and Minors offered
Nelson Rusche College of Business awards 4 degrees and offers more than 20 areas of study.
Graduate degrees (M.B.A. and M.P.A.)
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Student activities & programs
At the Nelson Rusche College of Business, learning outside the classroom is a valuable part of your education. Gain course credits — and real-life experience — through a wide variety of program offerings.
All students in the Nelson Rusche College of Business should consider searching for an internship position during their junior and senior years. Not only will you receive invaluable professional experience, you can earn course credit as well. Learn more about internships.
The Nelson Rusche College of Business has exchange agreements with two excellent institutions, which offer business courses in English: La Rochelle Business School in France and MCI Management Center Innsbruck in Austria. Learn more about study abroad opportunities.
The Passport Program offers students professional development opportunities outside the classroom. Students can also earn scholarships through the program by completing relevant activities. Points are assigned to each activity based on its relevance, time commitment and importance for career readiness.
Joining an organization is a great way to meet people and make connections in the business world. There are several student and professional business organizations, as well as honor societies, in which Nelson Rusche College of Business students can participate. Learn more about our organizations.
Undergraduate core curriculum
Students within the Nelson Rusche College of Business must complete the University Core Curriculum, B.B.A. track with specific courses for business students. B.B.A students must complete foundational courses in addition to courses in their major. Students earning the B.A. in economics are not required to complete the B.B.A. foundational courses, however they must complete the University Core Curriculum, B.A. track.
You can learn more about Core Curriculum requirements in the General Bulletin.
Applying to the Nelson Rusche College of Business
The Nelson 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 Nelson Rusche College of Business must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
Get started on your application now, or contact a Nelson Rusche College of Business adviser.