Turner College - Columbus State University

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

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 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.

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:

Turner College of Business
  • 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

Turner College of Business

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

Turner College of Business

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

Turner College of Business

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

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Master in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources Management Track

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Columbus

The Master in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources Management Track program will prepare professionals to develop and implement HR planning, recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, performance management and disciplinary systems in a legal and ethical fashion. [+]

Program Description The Human Resources track of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program will prepare professionals to develop and implement HR planning, recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, performance management and disciplinary systems in a legal and ethical fashion. The track will academically prepare students to pass the Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR & SPHR) exams. The MSOL Human Resources track is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The MSOL is a 36-hour program, requiring a student to complete 12 graduate courses. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters. All MSOL classes are taught in the evening. The program can be adapted for students who wish to attend part-time and complete the program within 18-24 months. Career Opportunities For the HR track, career options include, but are not limited to: HR manager, Recruiter, Interviewer, Benefits Specialist, Trainer, Compensation, Employee Development, Diversity management, EEO compliance, OSHA compliance, Industrial Relations specialist/manager, career development, Selection specialist/manager, Job Analysis specialist, Work/Life managers and much more. Department of Management and Marketing Beyond the general graduate program requirements, the MSOL degree program also has the following additional requirements: A graduate application, available online or in paper, with application fee. An official baccalaureate degree transcript from an accredited institution. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Scores; students may also submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. Only scores within the past five years will be accepted. GMAT school code: R64-XW-20; GRE school code: 5123 Two recommendation letters... [-]

Master in Organizational Leadership - Servant Leadership Track

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Columbus

Students in the Master in Master in Organizational Leadership - Servant Leadership Track program can specialize their education and select the Servant Leadership track that's both rare and tailored for those with a desire to practice Servant Leadership in their organizations. [+]

Program Description Students in the MSOL program can specialize their education and select the Servant Leadership track that's both rare and tailored for those with a desire to practice Servant Leadership in their organizations. The Servant Leadership track will prepare professionals to meet the leadership needs of their organization, by drawing on the wealth of resources situated here in Columbus, GA, ranging from the expertise of leading Servant Leadership practitioners, numerous applicable case studies and opportunities for field experience. Columbus, GA, named the nation’s first “Servant Leadership City” by the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, has a wide-spread commitment to servant leadership from Columbus-based corporations, non-profits organizations and educational institutions. Servant Leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership that seeks to move management and employee interaction away from command and control models. Servant Leadership practitioners achieve results for their organization by giving priority attention to the needs and the development of those being led. Students will discuss current trends and issues related to Servant Leadership while learning to build a culture of Servant Leadership in various organizational environments. The MSOL is a 36-hour program, requiring a student to complete 12 graduate courses. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters. All MSOL classes are taught in the evening. The program can be adapted for students who wish to attend part-time and complete the program within 18-24 months. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Servant Leadership track pursue a wide variety of careers. Most people choose this field because they... [-]

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Columbus

The TSYS School of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science, with three concentrations: Information Assurance, Modeling and Simulation, and Software Development. [+]

Program Description The TSYS School of Computer Science offers the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science, with three concentrations: Information Assurance, Modeling and Simulation, and Software Development. To allow students with different backgrounds to benefit from and be successful in the program, students may also design a program of study without a concentration. Career Opportunities Our graduates typically take jobs as: Software Engineers / Architects Computer Programmers / Software Developers Web Developers Game & Simulation Programmers Modeling and Simulation Developers Computer and Network Security Specialists Network Managers Information Security Professionals Information Security Officers Admission Requirements Requirements for all applicants for admission into the program for the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science include the following: An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, AND A minimum 2.75 undergraduate cumulative GPA, OR A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in the student's undergraduate major, OR Significant experience (as judged by the Computer Science School) in industrial software development as documented by a resume and other appropriate documents, including published papers or patents. Students may be admitted to the program unconditionally or conditionally (provisionally). Additional requirements for unconditional admission into the MS program include: An undergraduate major in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, Computer Information Science / Systems, Computer Engineering or other closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Demonstrated experience in the fundamentals of computer programming and knowledge in the fundamental principles of computer science, as evidenced by either a passing grade of B or better in... [-]

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Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Columbus, Georgia, 31907 US