Jun 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Michael E. Stephens College of Business

Dr. Amiee Mellon, Interim Dean and Chair
Morgan Hall 
(205) 665-6542

Gary Johnson, MBA Director
Morgan Hall 
(205) 665-6524


The mission of the Stephens College of Business is to provide a personalized, ethically focused, liberal-arts-based business education that gives graduates outstanding communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills and a commitment to improving organizations and society. This mission is accomplished through effective teaching informed by the production of impactful scholarship.

Graduate Programs

The College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration

The College also offers various teaching-field courses in support of the Master of Education in Secondary Education with certification in Business-Marketing education.

Students who have taken courses as an undergraduate may not receive graduate credit for those courses, with the exception of internships, directed reading, and special topics. For information on the M.Ed. programs, refer to the appropriate section under Department of Teaching, Leadership, & Technology.

Undergraduate Accounting Majors Seeking a Dual Degree

Accounting Majors seeking a Dual Degree Path

The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy prescribes requirements for candidates to 1) sit for the Uniform CPA Examination and 2) to obtain a CPA certificate (license), as follows:

1) to sit for the CPA Examination, candidates must have completed a total of 120 semester hours of postsecondary education, including a baccalaureate degree at a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation board such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, with a concentration in accounting or the substantial equivalent as determined by the Board.

2) to be issued an Alabama CPA certificate, candidates must have completed a total of 150 semester hours of postsecondary education that must include a total of 33 semester hours in accounting (excluding introductory courses) at the upper division undergraduate and/or graduate level.

A student may obtain an undergraduate accounting degree with 120 credit hours and an M.B.A. degree with 30 graduate credit hours. A student who declares the graduate path towards fulfillment of the Board’s post-secondary education 150-hours requirement may opt to complete two dual-listed courses to fulfill the M.B.A. requirement for AC 522 (Accounting For Decision-Making), and the second may be used to fulfill the M.B.A. requirement for another course as approved by the M.B.A. Director.

Students electing the dual degree path who have a cumulative overall undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher are not required to take the GMAT exam, or GRE.

Department of Business


Master of Business Administration





General Business


Management Information Systems


Quantitative Methods