Message from the Dean | Troy University

Message from the Dean

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University.

The heart of what we do in the Sorrell College is exemplified by our mission statement, to "prepare our diverse student body to become successful, ethical, and engaged professionals with the knowledge to compete in the global business environment." We live this mission through our GEEKS program--which drives all strategic planning initiatives. 

This mission is carried out by an extensive group of dedicated faculty and staff, who take great pride in offering a high-quality education while supporting our students through a "culture of caring." We have a long tradition in getting to know our students on a personal level and carefully mentoring students throughout their time with us. As a graduate of the Sorrell College, you will become part of an elite and very successful body of alumni. TROY alumni lead companies and communities not only in our state and region, but throughout the world.

Our high standards of quality and commitment to continuous improvement is validated by  the holding of AACSB International Business Accreditation for our undergraduate and graduate business programs. AACSB Business Accreditation is the gold standard of specialized business accreditation, with fewer than 5% of the business schools in the world holding this distinction. 

Also of importance to future students, is the focus the college places on internationalization—from the global scope of the curriculum to exciting study abroad programs. We view international activities as a foundational piece of meaningful business education in order to produce graduates who are prepared for the challenges of a globally competitive economy.

In addition to student preparation and success, we make significant contributions to regional economic development through our exceptional research capabilities and "hands on" outreach programs that encourage entrepreneurship, facilitate trade and help businesses grow. Centers such as the  Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and the Small Business Development Center provide quality research and consulting services to businesses and organizations that truly contributes to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

The Sorrell College strives to continuously improve both the website and information we provide to our visitors. I encourage you to explore all available academic degrees, from our tradition-rich degrees within the School of Accountancy,  to the nationally ranked Risk Management and Insurance program.

Again, welcome to the Sorrell College and if we can be of service or respond to any further questions, please feel free to contact my office .


Judson C. Edwards, Ph.D. 
Dean and Associate Professor of Economics
Sorrell College Class of 1996