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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 is one of only 182 institutions worldwide with both business and accounting accreditation from AACSB.
  • We have the #1 pass rate on the CPA exam.
  • In 2016, JMU College of Business was no. 18 among public undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Our marketing students consistently place or win social media competitions by Google, including the 2016 Global Winners for Social Impact award.
  • All juniors take Integrated Functional Systems (COB 300), a 12-hour course that introduces students to the interrelations of the various business disciplines and engages students in a business plan competition.
  • JMU MBA Programs are #21 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2017.

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

‘As a pharmaceutical sales representative, my sales territory is my business. COB 300 equipped me with the skills I need to analyze, strategize and ultimately sell my business, my territory, to my investors, my upper-level pharmaceutical management. The value of COB 300 is priceless.’

— Emily Shockley ('06), Pratt health care representative for Pfizer Inc.

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