College of Business


The College of Business offers an undergraduate degree program in business administration – the bachelor of business administration; three graduate degree programs: Master of Science (MS) in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA) including an executive program (EMBA), and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) offered as an executive option.   

Vision Statement:

The Prairie View A&M University College of Business envisions becoming a nationally recognized business program known for its transformative impact on students through an education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

Mission Statement:

The Prairie View A&M University College of Business transforms students from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds into ethical business professionals and leaders who are entrepreneurial, productive, and prepared to succeed in the global economy.  We achieve this through our strong commitment to high-quality teaching, relevant and impactful research, and outreach to the community.

Instructional Organization

Program Degree Offered
Accounting BBA, MS
Business Administration for Executives EMBA
Business Administration DBA
Finance BBA
General Business Administration MBA
Management BBA
Management Information Systems BBA
Marketing BBA


All baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Program Learning Goals (BBA)

  • Program Goal 1: Mastery of Content. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to integrate and use knowledge from multiple business disciplines and will demonstrate proficiency in their major area of business discipline.
  • Program Goal 2: Ethics. Graduates will have an ethical perspective.
  • Program Goal 3: Global Perspective. Graduates will have a global perspective.
  • Program Goal 4: Communications. Graduates will demonstrate an ability to be effective communicators.

Transfer Credit

Prairie View A&M University has formal agreements with several area community colleges for course transfer to ensure a smooth transition for students with an associate degree to a baccalaureate degree program. The College of Business will generally accept credit for freshman and sophomore level courses from community colleges which may be applied to the student's respective degree plan.  For additional details, contact the Department Head or Dean.

Graduate Programs in Business

The College of Business offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Accounting (MS), a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA), and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) for working executives and professionals.

  • The Master of Science in Accounting prepares students for careers in accounting; the MS in Accounting degree requires the successful completion of a minimum of 30 SCH. 
  • The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered in Houston at the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center. MBA courses are also available online, allowing students the flexibility to manage their coursework while working.  The curriculum and program learning goals are identical to those of the courses delivered in the classroom. Some scheduling adjustments have been made to accommodate the online environment.
  • An Executive MBA option is designed for experienced professionals and managers who will benefit from understanding the business principles they need to be successful in growing their own businesses or advancing with their employers. Faculty and corporate mentors provide useful skills and a framework to craft a better business strategy as well as understand key tactical and strategic business challenges in a global economy.
  • The DBA program seeks to serve the educational and career development needs of executives and professionals. It differs from the traditional PhD program in a number of ways. Traditional PhD programs are designed to prepare students who want to become full-time professors, emphasizing developing new theories and conducting scholarly research. Unlike most traditional doctoral programs, the DBA is designed for working adults who cannot take time off from work and is not a fully residential program. The residential component is on weekends (Friday and Saturday) once a month. The rest of the learning takes place online.

Both the MBA and Executive MBA programs require the successful completion of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours (SCH). There is no thesis option required in the MS or the MBA programs.