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  • About Brock School of Business

    Mission & Vision

    The Brock School of Business at Samford University delivers life-long education to its constituents through quality teaching, meaningful scholarship, and servant relationships, imbued by its Christian commitment.

    The Brock School of Business at Samford University is a recognized leader and school of choice among institutions offering undergraduate and graduate business education informed by Christian principles.

    History

    The renaming of the Samford School of Business to the Brock School of Business in December 2007 is the latest in a long history of achievements for business education at Samford, which has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. Alabama’s first part-time master of business administration degree program was established at Samford, and the first MBA degrees were awarded in 1967. There are more than 500 students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and the M.B.A. and master of accountancy graduate degrees.

    The business school was fully accredited by AACSB International in 1999 and re-accredited in 2010, a recognition earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide. The US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship,in 2010, named the Brock School of Business the best new entrepreneurship program in the nation.

    You can join Mr. Brock in building the Brock School of Business into one of the premier business schools in the country.

    Traditions

    Rite of Passage

    The Rite of Passage Ceremony is for students who are formally admitted into the Brock School of Business. The ceremony symbolizes this achievement and imparts what is expected as they prepare for their professional career.

    business students at Rite of Passage in Reid Chapel

    The Rite of Passage Ceremony highlights the Legacy of the Brock School of Business and the student’s contribution to its ideals. The Brock Legacy tells the story of the cohort of innovative and passionate businessmen and businesswomen that have graduated from Samford University and now represent the Brock School of Business in their professions. The Brock Present is represented by the testament of a current student. The Brock Future is a charge to the students, from the Dean, challenging them to uphold the mission, vision and core values of the Brock School of Business.

    The 2014 Rite of Passage Ceremony will be held Friday, October 3 at 4 p.m. in Reid Chapel. This service will be for students formally admitted to the Brock School of Business in December 2013, May 2014 and August 2014.

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