We are the only business school in the greater Mobile area accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
, 5% of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited. The Mitchell College of
Business affirms its commitment to the University’s focus on excellence, lifelong
learning, and the education of the whole person.
The College offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree for undergraduates
and the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MACC), and
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degrees at the graduate level.
Students - The faculty and staff in the Mitchell College of Business strive to engage
students in an unparalleled educational experience. Your education is our first priority.
We engage students in the classroom with hands-on learning experiences in small classes.
All classes are taught by professors with doctoral degrees and experienced business
We provide opportunities to engage with representatives from leading businesses and
organization every week in our 2nd Story Business initiative.
In the Mitchell College of Business we take pride in our many innovative programs
and initiatives to improve student learning outcomes:
We are the only business school in the state with the highly acclaimed Mitchell Scholars
Program ($12,500 per year) for high achievers and we provide more than 75 scholarships
($500 to $5000) and awards in various programs.
The Professional Readiness Engagement Program office is a one-of-a-kind resource preparing
students for transition into and success in the global economy by assisting with major
and career exploration, and providing professional skills development, and job and
internship searches including resume writing, interviewing skills.
Our motto is “Making a Difference.” Through the efforts of our faculty, students,
and staff the MCOB is positively impacting the Gulf Coast and beyond.
MCOB faculty members sustain a high level of scholarly productivity that increases
knowledge in their respective business disciplines. Faculty publish in top tier journals
and participate in national, international, and regional academic programs each year,
sharing their research findings and contributing to the knowledge base across business
Hello, I'm Emma Fairbanks. I moved to Mobile four years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma
to attend the University of South Alabama. In May, I graduated summa cum laude from
the Mitchell College of Business with a Human Resource (HR) management concentration.
I was in the honors program and spent much of my time conducting research with Dr.
Gillis. We focused on business structure (franchises, family business, etc.) and employee
satisfaction with HR policies.