Auburn Board of Trustees approves reorganization and renaming of AUM’s School of Business

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Auburn Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Auburn University at Montgomery’s School of Business todayat its general board meeting held on the Auburn campus. Now known as the AUM “College of Business,” the new name better reflects the breadth and diversity of disciplines within the academic unit.

The board also approved reorganization of the college to provide more cohesion and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations. The college’s five departments have been consolidated into three:

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Information Systems and Management
  • Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing

“This is a springboard into a number of exciting changes that are coming for the college,” said Dean Rhea Ingram. “Our faculty and staff are working on many new initiatives and improvements to better prepare our students to become global business leaders.”

The college was recently recognized as a Best Business School by The Princeton Review, which listed AUM as one of 295 top business schools in the U.S. Results were based on institutional data collected during the 2012-2013 academic year and from surveys conducted among students. AUM was recognized for its “affordable” tuition, “reputation for academic excellence” and “instructors who bring real-life business experiences to the classroom” and “have connections in the business world.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher, "We recommend Auburn Montgomery as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree.”

The AUM College of Business ranks among the top one percent of business schools in the world as evidenced by the accreditation of its undergraduate, graduate and accounting programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International – the nation's oldest and most prestigious accrediting body for business schools.

The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, with courses offered online, nights and weekends. Bachelor’s degrees are available in accounting, economics, finance, general business, human resources management, management, and marketing. The college also offers a Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA and Master of Science in Information Systems Management.

Learn more about the AUM College of Business at http://www.business.aum.edu.