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*Offered by the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management, an independent affiliate of the College of Business. Not AACSB accredited.
**Offered by the School of Strategic Leadership Studies, an independent affiliate of the College of Business. Not AACSB accredited.
Nothing in the business world operates in a vacuum. That's why we learn by doing. Learn more.

Applying academic theories to real-world scenarios. Rolling up our sleeves to serve the community. Analyzing business trends through research and becoming globally-minded citizens through study abroad experiences. 

The outcome? A successful future.

The Capital Markets Lab gives undergraduates real-time access to financial data and information technology.


  • JMU's College of Business is one of only 186 institutions worldwide with both business and accounting accreditation from AACSB.
  • Accounting students complete a fifth year masters program and in 2017 had the #1 pass rate on the CPA exam among schools with 20 or more students taking the exam.
  • CoB ranked #1 for Poets&Quants 2017 ranking of Best Business Schools for ROI based on projections five years out for students attending from Virginia.
  • Two JMU teams made it to the finals of the Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC), which was founded by an international group of academics.
  • All juniors take Integrated Functional Systems (COB 300), a 12 credit hour course that introduces students to the interrelations of the various business disciplines and engages students in a business plan competition.
  • JMU Information Security MBA Program ranked no. 22 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Best Online MBA Program 2018 and ranked no. 1 for Virginia.

Students listen intently to a lecture in JMU's Showker Hall

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