Turner College - Columbus State University

Introduction

Why Turner College?

Turner College prepares business students to add value to their communities and to their employers in a globally competitive environment. Our business degrees programs are professionally accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As an accredited member of the AACSB international, our college offers business programs that achieve their distinction for high quality through an interdisciplinary curriculum providing students with a broad understanding of business and its role in society.

The Turner College of Business and the TSYS School of Computer Science are housed in the Center for Commerce and Technology (CCT), located on the main campus. Together, Turner College offers 8 graduate programs, 12 undergraduate programs, and numerous certifications. We are home to a bustling variety of student organizations including Accounting Club, CSU American Marketing Association, Enactus, Financial Investments Association, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and Campus Nerds. Our organizations provide opportunities to gain real-world experience, listen to professional speakers, and compete nationally.

About Us

The D. Abbott Turner College of Business's mission is to prepare students to add value to their communities and their employers, predominantly local and regional firms. The Center for Commerce and TechnologyThe Center for Commerce and Technology (CCT), located on the main campus, houses the Turner College Dean's office, and three academic units:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management & Marketing
  • The TSYS School of Computer Science.

The total student enrollment for the Turner College in 2014 was 1,464, with 1259 in undergraduate programs and 204 in graduate programs.The average class size for undergraduate students is 33 and 27 for graduate programs. With our smaller average class size, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our reasonable tuition, we may be the best buy in higher education in the region. University Information and Technology Services is also located in CCT on the first floor.

Accreditation

The D. Abbott Turner College of Business's business degree programs are professionally accredited through The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As an accredited member of the AACSB international, our college offers business programs that achieve their distinction for high quality through an interdisciplinary curriculum providing students with a broad understanding of business and its role in society.

Why is AACSB accreditation important?

As a prospective student: Going to college is a big investment. You are going to spend hours studying, writing papers, and taking exams. You also are going to spend a lot of money. All that work and money should give you what you paid for, right? Not all schools will provide you a return on your investment. AACSB Accreditation ensures a school isn't just taking your money. AACSB-accredited schools must pass very rigorous quality standards. They have been proven to provide the best in business education worldwide. AACSB-accredited schools:

  • are recognized worldwide by top employers and other universities.
  • have employers that only hire their graduates.
  • have more access to recruiters.
  • have graduates that receive higher, more competitive salaries.
  • say being accredited improves the quality of their business programs.
  • say being accredited helps them hire and retain the best professors and researchers.
  • have students that are more international, have high-graduating GPAs and are likely to earn higher levels of education.
  • are challenging and will teach you the best skills to give you a distinct advantage in the real world.

As an employer: Employers want quality business graduates from quality business schools. Graduates they know will perform on day one. This is why it is so important to choose a business degree program that will teach you the knowledge and skills employers require. Employers know a good business school from one that doesn't produce knowledgeable graduates. Here are the facts:

  • Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools.
  • AACSB-accredited school graduates are offered better, more competitive salaries.
  • Students at AACSB-accredited schools have more employers that are interested in them after graduation.

Companies also have studied the differences between employees who have attended AACSB-accredited business schools and those who have not. For instance, one company found that employees who were educated by non-AACSB-accredited business schools had lower levels of performance. Because of this, the organization now only reimburses tuition from AACSB-accredited business schools.

Mission & Vision

Vision Statement

Expanding the college's recognition as a center of excellence in business and computer science education.

Turner College Mission

The Turner College prepares students to add value to their communities and employers in a globally competitive environment, by providing high quality, relevant business, and computer science education.

Strategic Plan

The Vision, Mission, and Values of the D. Abbott Turner College of Business provide the guiding principles of our Strategic Plan. They are typically reviewed on a five-year cycle by the college's administration, faculty, student groups, and the Business Advisory Council.

Turner College Goals

Goal 1: Enhance quality and profile of Turner College as a college of choice.

Goal 2: Increase enrollment and expand program delivery options.

Goal 3: Improve technology and resources for instructional and research purposes.

Goal 4: Increase internal and external partnerships.

Goal 5: Increase funding.

Locations

Columbus

Address
Columbus State University 4225 University Avenue Columbus, Georgia 31907
31907 Columbus, Georgia, USA
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Accreditations

AACSB Accredited