Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Sorrell College of Business


Troy University SCOB Vision Statement

Leading with heart, humility, and hard work, educate GEEKS prepared to change the world.

Mission Statement

Our student-centered culture, high-quality teaching, meaningful engagement, and impactful scholarship will improve business and society by preparing a diverse student body to become GEEKS leading happy and rewarding lives.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) programs in Global Business, Accounting, and Economics offered in the Sorrell College of Business are accredited by AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business. In addition, the undergraduate accounting program housed in the School of Accountancy carries supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation.

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management (Sport Management concentration) offered in the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management is separately accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Degree Programs

The Sorrell College of Business offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management.

Within the B.S.B.A., students select a major from degree programs in Global Business, Accounting, or Economics. Global Business majors select one of a wide range of concentrations designed to prepare graduates for careers in a variety of business fields: Accounting and Finance, Data Analytics, General Business, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management Insurance, or specified Interdisciplinary concentrations. Students majoring in Economics select a concentration in either General Economics or Financial Economics.

The B.S.B.A. degree programs are offered through the School of Accountancy; the Department of Economics and Finance; the Department of Management and HRM; the Department of Marketing and Business Law; and the Department of Risk Management and Data Analytics.

The B.S. in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management is offered through the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management. The mission of the School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management is to prepare students to become future leaders and scholars in hospitality, sport and tourism management by providing exemplary integrative and experiential academic preparation in a collaborative environment, to conduct seminal and applied research that impacts the hospitality, sport, and tourism industries on a local, national, and global level, and to provide professional and community service.

The total experience within the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management facilitates students to have an exceptional fundamental education, engagement in service learning experiences, exposure to working professionals, and career preparation through internships. As a result, students are provided a competitive advantage in a job market that is projected to see continual growth.

The School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the hospitality, sport and tourism industries. The goal of the faculty and School is to create an integrated academic learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the deliverance and business of hospitality, sport and tourism. The faculty and staff are committed to providing support for student achievement. Students can enter the hospitality, sport and tourism industries with exceptional knowledge, professional preparation, and the confidence to assume leadership positions.

The School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management offers three undergraduate concentrations: (1) Hospitality Management, (2) Sport Management, and (3) Tourism Management. The focus of the undergraduate program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience and to train students for entry into the sport management, leisure services, and/or tourism and hospitality occupations at the professional level.

Hospitality Management is the study of all people, activities, businesses, and/or organizations involved in providing service to support the restaurant, accommodation and/or event industries. Students graduating with a concentration in hospitality are prepared for careers in hotels, restaurants, resorts, conference centers, event management, casinos, retail, club management, entertainment, and other hospitality-related businesses.

Sport Management is the “study and practice of all people, activities, businesses, or organizations involved in producing, facilitating, promoting, or organizing any sport-related business or product” (Pitts and Stotlar, 2007). Students graduating with a concentration in sport are prepared for careers in interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and recreational sport as well as careers in event management, retail, sales, and other sport-related business.

Tourism Management is the study of all people, activities, businesses, organizations, and destinations involved in providing products and services to individuals traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for leisure and/or business. Students graduating with a concentration in tourism are prepared for careers in convention and visitors’ bureaus, resorts, destination marketing organizations, government tourism departments, conference centers, event management, theme parks, historic sites, nature-based tourism and other tourism-related businesses.

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