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Dean's Message

Barbara L. Adams, Ph.D., CPA
Barbara L. Adams, Ph.D., CPA
Interim Dean
Our Core Values

Leadership, Customer Satisfaction, Teamwork, Community Outreach, Integrity, Performance

The School of Business invite you to join us on our journey to fulfill our vision to be known as "the best value in the Southeast" through our quality programs, students and faculty.

Students are our greatest asset.  To that end, we have set the course and developed a roadmap to prepare and empower our students for success.  Our goal is to create an enriching learning environment, which emphasizes leadership and innovative thinking.  This is accomplished through an innovative and relevant curriculum, which includes a leadership and professional development program, a diverse and quality faculty, and an array of activities for students to engage in leadership and entrepreneurial experiences.  As a result, our graduates are quite competitive and are thus capable of functioning in a global and diverse setting.  We have produced quality graduates who hold key positions in all aspects of society to include certified public accountants, certified internal auditors, investment bankers, corporate and bank executives, government administrators, lawyers, politicians,   entrepreneurs, college professors, and military officers, among others.

Our strategic plan sets the direction of our journey for the next five years with a focus of achieving four strategic goals as follows:

  • Recruit and retain quality students; produce productive and quality graduates
  • Plan, develop and deliver quality management education programs in relation to our peer institutions
  • Recruit, develop and retain quality faculty
  • Pursue alliances and partnerships to strengthen relations with the community, alumni and other stakeholders

The stamp of approval for excellence in management education is accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB-International. This stamp of approval from the premier accrediting body demonstrates the high quality of faculty, programs, and students in the Business Program at S C State University.

Our slogan going forward is Learn. Lead. Innovate. Our curricula, programs and activities will focus on enhancing student learning, developing leadership skills and creating innovative thinkers.


Barbara L. Adams, Ph.D., CPA

Interim Dean