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Welcome to UMSL Business

Message from the Dean

Charles Hoffman

Welcome to the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the College of Business Administration.  Having earned my BS and MBA from UMSL, I can testify to the quality of the faculty and programs, and how they prepared me for a long, successful, satisfying business career. As further validation, the college is accredited by the world's premier business school accrediting organization, the AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business) in both business and accounting; less than 2% of business schools worldwide have achieved this dual accreditation. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the best business schools in the nation. U.S. News and World Report continues to rank our international business program among America’s top 25 – for 16 years running. Our graduate business program is ranked by Military Times among the top 25 “Best for Vets” programs. And, the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated our cybersecurity program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD), making UMSL one of only two institutions in Missouri with this designation.

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of UMSL Business and we are always evolving to meet the needs of our students and to better prepare you for career success. Here is just a sampling of what is going on in the college:

  • This May, around nearly 500 UMSL Business students graduated, joining our body of alumni, over 33,000 strong! Based on a recent survey by UMSL career Services, 100% of Accounting, 100% of Information Systems and Technology and 92.5% of all business undergraduate alumni have jobs or are pursuing a graduate degree within 6 months of graduation.

  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, phase one of our dedicated business building opened in August 2018. UMSL Business students now can experience the innovative learning environments, centralized advising offices, and study and collaboration spaces we’ve been working toward for years.

  • We continue to expand offerings in entrepreneurship education in conjunction with our UMSL Accelerate program. We now offer an interdisciplinary certificate and a degree in entrepreneurship.

  • New bachelors and masters degrees in cybersecurity prepare students for meaningful, much-in-demand, careers in both government and corporate roles. 
  • Our newly rebranded department of Supply Chain & Analytics, our fastest growing major, is responding to growing trends in business. Learn more here.

  • Accounting continues our long record of producing outstanding graduates. Our students' success in passing the CPA exam is consistently well above national averages and is often the best in Missouri.

If you are an undergraduate student considering UMSL, I encourage you to explore our website to check out our undergraduate program offerings in management, entrepreneurshipmarketing, accounting, finance, information systems and technology, cybersecuritySupply Chain & Analytics, and iinternational business.

Are you interested in graduate school?  Our Flex MBA program is delivered by an outstanding faculty possessing a powerful combination of formal academic training and relevant business experience. Our exciting cohort-based PMBA 2.0 has received numerous accolades and offers a unique blended format which allows you to maximize your time. Our innovative Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program, now in its 3rd year, is internationally ranked in the top 25 in the world. These students are very impressive executives who add immensely to the life of the college. You can learn more at

At UMSL, we are well-known for producing hard-working, well-prepared graduates. As the global marketplace evolves, we will continue to ensure that our students are well grounded in the impacts of the latest technologies and in the leadership attributes needed to ensure success.

Whether you are looking for a place to start your business education, want to further advance your career through the pursuit of a graduate degree, or are interested in other learning opportunities, please explore all that UMSL Business has to offer.

We look forward to working with you.


Charles E. Hoffman
Dean, College of Business Administration


UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for its business and accounting programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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