JSU is located in northeast Alabama, approximately 100 miles from Birmingham, AL and 125 miles from Atlanta, GA. The School of Business & Industry (SBI) offers undergraduate majors in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing, along with a Master of Business Administration. In addition, the departments of Communications and Applied Engineering are housed in the SBI. The student body is comprised of students from around the world, although students come primarily from Alabama and West Georgia. Approximately half of JSU’s entering freshmen each year are first generation college students. This characteristic of the student population gives JSU an opportunity to provide an education with a significant value-added contribution which is not limited to academics, but includes social and cultural contributions as well. Students enjoy relatively small student-to-facutly class sizes with many opportunities to become involved in extracurricular SBI and campus activites.