Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences, Eastern Illinois University


The Department of Commerce was initiated in 1937 as part of Eastern's teacher preparation program. In 1946, it became the Business Education Department, and in 1959, it became the Department of Business. The biggest change came about in 1962 as the department was reorganized and renamed as the School of Business when the non-teaching business majors outnumbered the Business Education majors. The school was housed on the second and third floors of Old Main, and Dr. James Giffin was Dean.

The early 60's brought an increased demand for business programs in addition to teacher preparation, so the curriculum grew to include degree programs in accounting, management, marketing, and secretarial studies. In 1965, the School of Business moved to Blair Hall, and Phi Beta Lambda, Delta Sigma Pi, and Phi Gamma Nu were established. In 1967, Delta Mu Delta was added, and the Masters in Business Administration program was launched in 1968. The school was renamed the Lumpkin College of Business in 1987.

The 90's have brought many changes, most notable of which was the opening of our new state-of-the-art facility, Lumpkin Hall, in January 1990. In 1993, the college was granted accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its undergraduate and graduate programs. It was also the year the university implemented a restructuring process that combined six academic colleges into four and the Lumpkin College of Business and College of Applied Sciences were merged into the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences. Another reorganization occurred on July 1, 1997, when the School of Business began functioning as a unit of the whole, without academic/administrative departments.

As the business world changes, so must the business of preparing students for productive careers. International learning opportunities are expanding as well as partnerships with organizations that employ our graduates. The Twenty-first Century will bring new and exciting challenges to the students of tomorrow and the School of Business will meet those needs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences is to create an academic environment based on an intellectual inquiry that facilitates for stakeholders the development of personal, professional, and technical characteristics that have economic and social value.

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MBA with Accountancy Concentration

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Charleston + 1 more

Eastern's MBA enhances your value by preparing you for positions of leadership in business and industry, which is structured to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students. [+]

The MBA with Accountancy Concentration requires 24 hours of graduate business and accounting core courses and 9 hours of graduate accounting electives.

Your value to an organization is based on what you can do. Eastern's MBA enhances your value by preparing you for positions of leadership in business and industry. Eastern's MBA program mission addresses a broad range of business-related skills emphasizing a combination of teamwork, writing, contemporary global issues, and analytical skills. The MBA program is structured to meet the needs of both full- and part-time students. The EIU MBA offers you:

An AACSB accredited program A supportive and collaborative adult learning environment Interaction with an instruction from distinguished faculty with opportunities for collaborative research Small class sizes A General Management course of study or a Concentration in Accountancy Graduate assistantships where students gain experience in research, instructional support, or administrative activities Foundation courses for students with academic background other than business ... [-]