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Message From The Director

2024-headshot-carla-web.jpgWelcome to the College of Business Administration at UMSL! Dive into a world where your academic interest, from finance and marketing to cybersecurity and entrepreneurship, finds its perfect match. With a diverse range of programs from accounting to information systems, we're confident you'll pinpoint the program that echoes your aspirations. 

Remember, you're never on this journey by yourself. Our dedicated team of academic advisors is here to guide you, whether it's sorting out class choices, planning for graduation, or paving the way to your future career. On top of that, our internship and recruitment coordinators are here to help further your professional pursuits. 

Our Rapid Registration ensures a streamlined academic transition, catering to credit transfers, immediate enrollments, and quick advisor interactions. UMSL Business stands as a beacon of business education in St. Louis and the broader Midwest. Our alumni sculpt the local workforce, while our unparalleled ties with Fortune 25 corporations, including one headquartered right on our campus, lay the groundwork for unmatched opportunities. 

As we surge forward, our compass remains pointed at your future success, ensuring every resource and strategy prepares you for the challenges and triumphs ahead. Together, let's shape a promising future. 

And remember, at UMSL Business, our business is you. - Carla Jordan

Hours of Operation:

8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Anheuser-Busch Hall Room 107

Evening appointments are available via phone requests (314) 516-5888


We are here to help!

Experience our interactive advising process that helps students with selecting classes, assessing degree progress, discussing career options and much more. Schedule an appointment with an undergraduate business advisor:

Most appointments last approximately 30 minutes. When you arrive at the office for your appointment please check-in at the reception desk. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. So plan ahead and make your appointment today. 

Schedule an appointment online:

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Schedule an advising appointment in MyConnect. You can also access MyConnect in MyGateway under the Students tab > Academic Planning Tools.

First time MyConnect users will need to set up a profile. If you need help, download the MyConnect Student Guide (PDF).

Reasons for Advising Appointments:

  • Class Scheduling
  • Study Abroad Information
  • Change of Major
  • Add Minor / Certificates
  • Appeals
  • Course Substitutions
  • Graduation Information
  • Suspension Process Help

Rapid Registration

No waiting, No appointment needed, meet with an advisor now, see how your credits transfer, and get registered via Zoom. 

Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm & Wednesday, 11 am - 4 pm.

*Undergraduate Business Advising is closed every Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am. 

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Meet The Undergraduate Business Advising Team

Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott, DBA

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 314-516-5832
Office: 202J Anheuser-Busch Hall


Carla Jordan

Director of Undergraduate Advising
Office: 107K Anheuser-Busch Hall

Area of Specialization

BSBA: General Business


Monica Farrell

Manager of Undergraduate Advising
Phone: 314-516-6293
Office: 107L Anheuser-Busch Hall 

Area of Specialization

BSBA: Entrepreneurship
BSBA: Supply Chain Management


Ken Rapsilber

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-6118
Office: 107G Anheuser-Busch Hall 

Area of Specialization

BSBA: Finance
BSBA: Marketing 



Shlynda Hudson

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-5884
Office: 107F Anheuser-Busch Hall

Area of Specialization

BS: Cybersecurity - Information Systems Emphasis
BS: Information Systems & Technology 
BSBA: Information Systems & Technology


Zach St. Clair

Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-6116
Office: 107B Anheuser-Busch Hall

Area of Specialization

BS: Accounting


Antionette Sterling

Senior Academic Advisor
Phone: 314-516-7994
Office: 107A Anheuser-Busch Hall

Area of Specialization

BSBA: International Business
BSBA: Management


Layne Paubel

Internship Coordinator
Phone: (314) 516-7203
Office: 107J Anheuser-Busch Hall


Corlia Spears

Internship Coordinator
Phone: (314) 516-5876
Office: 107C Anheuser-Busch Hall


Da'Jah Barker

Senior Student Support Specialist 
Phone: (314) 516-5888
Office: 107 Anheuser-Busch Hall