The College of Business & Public Administration provides education and degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Public Administration that equip a predominantly urban student body, including those from the New Orleans Metropolitan area, with cutting-edge knowledge, professional and research skills, and ethical decision-making abilities essential for successful careers in business, industry, education, government, and for further studies at graduate and professional levels. The College supports and promotes research and intellectual contributions aimed at improving teaching, business opportunities in the region, and awareness of global issues. The business education program was among the original degree programs when the university was founded in 1956.The College served over 420 graduate and undergraduate students in the fall of 2019 with 13 fulltime and 5 adjunct faculty members. 100% of the fulltime faculty holds terminal degrees in their teaching fields, while the adjunct are deeply connected to the business community. The College is the sole occupant of a new two-story building on the University’s Lake Campus. The Small Business Development and Management Institute (SBDMI) is an economic development and community outreach unit under the College’s umbrella. SBDMI is housed in a new 10,000 square foot building and provides counseling and training to small businesses in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. The SBDMI Building is connected to the College’s academic building by an awning and lanai. Graduates are employed in management positions in IT, hospitality, and retail industries, while several are entrepreneurs. Others chose employment in education or the public sectors.