Business & Economic Development

Department Contact Info


807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

Office: 901-435-1259
Fax: 901-435-1274

Mon – Fri 8:30A.M. – 4:30P.M.

Social Info


Dr. Katherine Causey

Division Chair

Dr. Katherine Causey


Business & Economic Development

This division, with areas of study in Accounting, Economics, Management and Finance, offers a single major in Business Administration with tracks in Accounting, Management, or Finance. This major leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In 2019, the division received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Mission Statement

The Division of Business and Economic Development prepares today’s business students to be tomorrow’s business leaders in urban and local communities. The Division of Business and Economic Development is committed to:

  • Fostering scholarly activities that embrace research and application.
  • Empowering students to be lifelong learners in pursuit of graduate study and careers.
  • Implementing business education practices as outlined by ACBSP accreditation agency standards.
  • Enriching teaching and learning environment through faculty development and outreach activities within urban communities.

Vision Statement

To be an exemplary historical black college providing an excellent business education that will lead to rewarding careers, further education and community leaders.