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donate0505The College of Business at Georgia Southern University is excited to announce Building A Legacy, an initiative to renovate and expand its 89,000 square foot building.

The current building, first occupied by the College of Business in 1995, has not undergone significant renovations since its construction more than 20 years ago with the exception of minor touch ups including new paint, carpet and furniture.

At the time of its construction, the current building cost approximately $16 million and enrollment in the College of Business was around 2,000 students. Currently, enrollment is 3,600 students, and business education has become increasingly competitive. Many other business schools at comprehensive universities across the nation, like Georgia Southern, have announced renovations and expansions or are building new buildings. The average size of these new buildings is 160,000 square feet, and the average cost is $66 million. To remain competitive, the College of Business at Georgia Southern University needs to invest approximately $10 million in its facility.

In its golden anniversary, the College of Business seeks to address the need for cutting-edge space with a three-phase plan. The building, which was built before the use of the Internet in classroom instruction, needs to be retrofitted to support the full functionality required for leading-edge instruction. Classroom layout and design needs to be updated to provide greater instructional flexibility. In addition to renovations within the building, the College of Business will also expand the current footprint by adding an atrium and a financial learning lab to increase visual appeal and flexibility. The atrium, which will be called The Hub, will offer students a space and an atmosphere that encourages collaboration and networking. The financial learning lab will provide a customized facility for studying financial markets, monetary policy, financial securities, investment vehicles and other related topics. The lab will feature the newest technology and provide a venue for guest lecturers, student competitions, board meetings and recruiting events.

The renovation and expansion of the building will enable the college to move forward competitively in attracting students, faculty, businesses and donors. For more information, please contact Bill Slayton at 912-478-2277 or email

Philanthropy Q & A

Naming Opportunities

Building a Legacy Overview Bifold Brochure

Building a Legacy Fast Facts Trifold Brochure

List of Contributors

Bernice Banks (ACCT ’77)
Jarvis Barnes (IS ’78)
Gariel and Sue Cox (BUS ’76)
Don (BUS ’78) and Carole Clemens Cox (ACCT ’78)
Cedric D. Henry (MGMT ’84)
Donald Howard (BUS ’73)
Michael Johnson (MBA ’07)
Thomas (ACCT ’73) and Victoria N. Jones (HHS ’80)
Cary (ACCT ’72) and Ellen Payne Long (COE ’72)
Sanford Loyd (ACCT ’77, MBA ’93)
JT Marburger (MGMT ’84)
William “Billy” (IM ’83, MBA ’90) and Kimberly Fleming McLeod (ADM ’82)
Sharon Jester Ponder (ACCT ’94)
Michael Sanders (MKTG ’81)
Ralph Sikes (IS ’84)
Thomas (MKTG ’69) and Jane Tharpe

Fast Facts


Faculty & Staff
Full-time Faculty 110
Tenured/Tenure-track 90
Lecturer/Senior lecturer 6
Staff 41


Annual Tuition
in-state out-of-state online
Undergraduate $7,318 $20,536
Graduate $17,530 $42,370 $23,620


Student Residential
in-state out-of-state
Undergraduate 93% 7%
Graduate 72% 28%


Student Citizenship
US Citizen International
Undergraduate 93% 7%
Graduate 72% 28%



FY17 Award Amount
Total $108,015
General Business 30%
Accounting 39%
Finance/Economics 12%
Information Systems 1%
Logistics & SCM 5%
Management 2%
Marketing 11%


Current Rankings
Rank Organization
#28 Best Online MBA Program U.S. News & World Report
#33 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) U.S. News & World Report
#29 Best Online MBA Program Affordable Colleges Online
#10 Top Online Accounting Degree OnlineU
#5 Best Online Master’s of Accounting Degree Program Master’s in Accounting Degrees
#7 Most Affordable Top Ranked Schools in Accounting Degree The Best Master’s Degrees
#5 Best Online Master in Economics Degree Programs The Best Schools
#13 Marketing College Affordability Guide
#15 Accounting & Finance College Affordability Guide


College of Business Points of Pride

AACSB accredited since 1977

Named Military Friendly by Military Times, and Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Included in’s “Great Business Schools 2015” and “Best AACSB Accredited Business Schools 2016”

SAP University Alliance institution

Business Innovation Group (BIG) received the Gold Excellence Award for its 2015 project in entrepreneurship and the Bronze Excellence Award for its 2015 project in real estate redevelopment and reuse for communities with populations of 25,000 – 200,000 by the  International Economic Development Council.

Last updated: 12/1/2017