The Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics is a comprehensive business college with seven undergraduate degree programs and two graduate degree programs which serve approximately 1,800 students. Our accounting program has a long history as a top producer of African-American CPAs, and we boast nationally ranked MBA and supply chain programs. Other high-quality programs include business information technology, economics, finance, management and marketing.
All Deese College undergraduate and graduate programs have been accredited by AACSB International since 1979. The college was the first at any public or private HBCU to achieve dual accreditation of its business and accounting programs in 1986, making it the longest standing HBCU in the nation with an accreditation status that puts it in the top 1% of business colleges in the world. Today, the Deese College is the only HBCU business school in the South and one of only three HBCU business schools in the nation to hold this distinction. The Deese College has a 49 year history of producing graduates who become leaders in corporate America.
The Deese College has achieved a number of college rankings distinctions including: