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Harrison College of Business and Computing

Sole U.S. team in the 2018 Network of International Business Schools Worldwide Case Competition.

Human Resource Management curriculum endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management.

9-time statewide Missouri Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition champions.

The College has more than 30 study abroad opportunities worldwide annually.

Fashion majors travel to the world famous New York fashion markets as part of the curriculum.

Programs to put you ahead

Doing your dream job before landing your dream job

Experiential learning, active learning, learning by doing. At Southeast, we believe your education is enhanced by experiencing what professionals in your discipline know and are expected to do. That's why, here, you'll have opportunities to start your own business, design and build secure software solutions, create interactive AI games, or manage an actual financial portfolio. You can choose to compete in the highest caliber of competitions, collaborate with faculty and fellow students on a research project, design a marketing communications campaign, or take part in a global think tank.

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Launching Extraordinary Careers

92% of our Business & Computing graduates are employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

20,000Harrison College of Business & Computing alumni connections waiting globally.

88%of our grads say their courses gave them the skills/knowledge required in their field.

550corporate partnerships offering jobs and internships.

5%of institutions offering business degrees worldwide.

Learning from Experienced and Innovative Faculty

Theory is an important part of learning, but what makes our faculty so great is they’ve put theory into practice: in their own businesses, in corporations, in nonprofits, in the real world. And, they’re ready to share their trials and errors and successes with you. They stay relevant in their fields by seeking industry partnerships and learning best practices. Be guided by faculty in the Southeast Innovation Challenge, Start-Up Pitch Competition, or an Artificial Intelligence Hackathon. Plus, the college partners with a St. Louis-based Corporate Advisory Board and members of area Chambers of Commerce to keep its curriculum current. Whatever path you take, you’ll be mentored from the time you start with us till you complete a capstone project.

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Creating World Class Learning Spaces

Our state-of-the-art Dempster Hall provides you with access to current technologies and environments to engage you in a deeper level of learning. The building is rich with experiential learning labs: presentation labs, sales lab, focus group research lab, as well as multiple computer labs including the cybersecurity instructional lab, supported with a private cloud infrastructure. Coming this fall will be a Cyber Range which is an educational virtual computing platform that enables students, faculty, and researchers to access computational resources in a myriad of configurations of educational, experimental and counteraction structures. All of this is designed to prepare you for the professional business world.

Located near campus is Catapult Creative House which provides opportunities for student and faculty from a variety of disciplines to create business enterprises or launch a new product or service. The spirit of being entrepreneurial is alive at Catapult and is fostered by programming and competitions supported by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Financing your Education

Here’s the bottom line for your bottom line: Southeast is one of the top 2 institutions in Missouri in accreditations, and it’s in the top 5 of the lowest cost universities in the state! That means you can be assured you’re getting a quality education at an affordable price. Plus, we award $20 million in academic scholarships and 1,600 endowed scholarships each year to further help you with the cost of your degree. College can be challenging, we’re working to make paying for it easier.

Forging a Global Network

We have a network of close to 20,000 alumni working across the globe at some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. Find out more about what our alumni are doing.

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Dear prospective students, students and others,

On behalf of the faculty and the staff at the Harrison College of Business and Computing, welcome! The Harrison College of Business and Computing, through its four departments, Accounting, Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Marketing and Management, offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs in line with our primary objective of training students today, so they can successfully navigate the future needs of the marketplace. Our college team is strongly committed to providing students with excellence in business and computing education that includes learning opportunities, both in the classroom and using experiential learning (via internships and international study abroad programs, among others). Equally important, we are fully aware of the importance of providing our students with the necessary mentoring and guidance to ensure that they graduate in a timely manner.

Through the process of continuous improvement, we are always seeking better ways to enhance the delivery and content of our education programs. This drive for improvement has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB), which has accredited our bachelor of science in business administration programs, our master's degree in business administration and our Master of Science in Management, and the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), which has accredited our computer science programs. Consider also that we are one of only four institutions in the U.S. to be accredited by the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS), a recognition that highlights our commitment to the internationalization of all facets of our business programs.

As you review the various sections of our website, please take note of the innovative activities, the impactful nature of these and the level of engagement of our students and faculty in our local and global communities. I am confident that you will agree that what we do at the Harrison College of Business and Computing is special in many ways. Prospective students: we look forward to your questions about our programs, activities and events! Current students, ditto, and as I always say, “study hard!”.

Alberto Dávila

Dempster Hall 241

Harrison College of Business and Computing
One University Plaza, MS 5800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701


Dempster Hall 241
Harrison College of Business and Computing
One University Plaza, MS 5800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701