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About the College

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Building upon Longwood University’s mission of developing citizen leaders, the College of Business and Economics is dedicated to preparing effective and successful business leaders by guiding students to develop their full potential.



To be a nationally ranked business school that develops exceptional business leaders.


Quality Indicators

  • AACSB Accredited
  • Supportive Learning Environment
  • Highly Motivated Students
  • Diverse and Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Required Internship
  • Executive-In-Residence Program
  • Top Quality Advisory Boards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the College of Business & Economics accredited by AACSB International?

Yes. Longwood is one of fewer than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs accredited by AACSB International.

What makes the business program unique?

  • The business curriculum is planned and monitored with feedback from alumni, students, faculty, and businesses
  • More well-known businesses recruit on campus
  • Graduates receive top paying employment offers and have more options for attending graduate schools
  • Faculty have outstanding academic, business, and research credentials
  • Facilities are evaluated to ensure that they are state-of-the-art, accessible, and effectively utilized



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Message from Dean Barrett

Dean Barrett

In many ways, the College of Business and Economics is unique among America's business programs.

It is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for business schools nationally and internationally. Overall, less than 5 percent of all business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

The College of Business & Economics and the University have preserved the intimacy, sense of community, and quality of life associated with high quality private universities. U.S. News and World Report ranks Longwood among the best of all regional public universities in the South.

Our highly acclaimed internship program enables students to practice their business skills and apply their knowledge in the real business world.

With ten business & economics student organizations, CBE students have the opportunity to practice leadership skills and make life-long friends.

The forces of globalization and technological innovation are radically changing the environment of business. Today's students will become tomorrow's leaders helping to shape the new economy and the world of business. For those interested in seizing the opportunities presented by these new challenges, the College of Business and Economics is the right choice. Our graduates are prepared to help shape the future!


- Paul T. Barrett, Dean



Seven Values of the College of Business & Economics

Always do the "right thing" even when no one is looking, and encourage others to do the same.

Admit your responsibilities. Honor your commitments.

Treat others fairly and with the same professional and personal consideration you expect.

Listen effectively; ask questions with care and share information thoughtfully.

Look for and employ the options that provide the most positive outcomes for everyone.

Value the strengths and differences in others. Together everyone achieves more.

Be a student for life, learning from others and improving each step of the way.