Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Business at Athens State University. We are located in the beautiful Tennessee Valley area of North Alabama and are a component of a University that is the oldest institution of higher education in the State. We are dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s business leaders today by offering high-quality programs in a variety of business fields.

A dedicated and qualified faculty provides our graduates with the complex skills and competencies demanded in today’s global economy. The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and seeks to graduate professionally qualified students.

Through a flexible schedule of day, evening, and online classes, students are able to complete their degree programs in a timely manner. Our degree programs can be completed online and are equivalent to our classroom-based programs.

If you want to be involved in the exciting world of business and commerce, we hope that you let us become your highway of opportunity for future employment or graduate study.

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Gary Valcana

Interim Dean / Associate Professor of Management & Department Chair
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Lionel Wright

Interim Associate Dean, Assistant Professor of Logistics & Department Chair