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College of Business

Academic Units Within the College

School of Accounting

Dr. Timothy J. Louwers, Director

Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics Program

Dr. J. Art Gowan Jr., Academic Unit Head

Economics Department

Dr. Ehsan Ahmed, Academic Unit Head

Finance and Business Law Program

Dr. Hui Sono, Academic Unit Head

Program of International Business

Dr. Marion M. White, Director

Management Program

Dr. Paula S. Daly, Academic Unit Head

Marketing Program

Dr. Andy Wood, Academic Unit Head

Master of Science in Accounting

Dr. Nancy B. Nichols, MSA Program Director

Master of Business Administration Program

Dr. Matt Rutherford, Academic Director

Ms. Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, Professional Director

Graduate Programs

Degree programs offered by the College of Business are accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Students may select from the following programs in the College of Business or its independent affiliates:

Mission Statement

The JMU College of Business is a learning community committed to excellence in:

  • Preparing students to be engaged, principled business professionals and leaders;
  • Advancing scholarship in business disciplines; and
  • Enhancing organizational performance through our outreach activities.

Vision Statement

  • To be regarded as a leader in preparing collaborative business partners engaged with ideas and the world.


  • Integrity: We are a community dedicated to honesty, mutual respect, ethical reasoning and responsible behavior.
  • Intellectual Growth: We value academic excellence achieved through the intellectual curiosity and growth of both faculty and students, and through the creation and maintenance of a challenging and rigorous learning environment that encourages critical thinking and life-long learning.
  • Community: We value a supportive, inclusive culture where diverse ideas, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our community, contributing to a global and multi-cultural mindset.
  • Engagement: We value an engaged, active learning environment inside and outside the classroom. We enrich the student experience through mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.
  • Innovation/Collaboration: We value initiative, creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit. We promote new ideas and solutions that advance intellectual growth and have a positive impact.