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Sorrell College Achieves AACSB Accreditation

Troy University administrators unveiling the AACSB Accreditation Logo

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business has been accredited by the world’s leading institution for business schools.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, founded in 1916 and the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, is the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide.

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The Story Behind the Name: SORRELL

As the faculty, staff, and administration of the Sorrell College of Business continue to look forward, it is important to remember, acknowledge, and thank those who came before us and built the strong foundation of excellence for the Sorrell College. Jeff and Anise Sorrell from Saco, Alabama left a long-lasting legacy impacting thousands of students at Troy University. Their bequest of $4,500,000 in 1980 laid the groundwork for the Sorrell College of Business. Jeff Sorrell was a local business man who owned four cotton gins when cotton was king, but shifted to pasture as the farming opportunities changed. Mr. Sorrell owned close to 40,000 acres of land in the area at one point in time. He often quoted the old cliché “They are not making any more land.” Anise Sorrell worked in the office keeping the books – Mrs. Sorrell was an avid reader and lover of education. Through wise management, business acumen and remarkable work ethic Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell accumulated wealth in a lifetime – during a period of time when fortunes were hard to come by. Wealth did not change Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell. They remained unpretentious and lived simply. The “Brown Hat” worn by Mr. Jeff Sorrell, signifies the importance of work ethic, being entrepreneurial, humble, honest, and ethical. These are important lessons that we strive to instill in our Sorrell Business students.

A talented Sorrell College of Business student entrepreneur (recent graduate), Aaron Wilhite, produced the video to tell the Sorrell story.




Sorrell Highlights

Sorrell College of Business students meet with accounting firm members

School of Accountancy Accreditation

Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business now stands as just one of 189 colleges of business worldwide to hold dual accreditation from AACSB International.

Bibb Graves Hall on the Troy, Alabama campus

Bedsole Endowment

A pair of brothers has established an endowment in Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business. Thomas (’81) and Stephen (’83) Bedsole have created the Bedsole Endowed School of Accountancy Fund to support activities that advance the School of Accountancy.

Ka Ming "Erik" Mak and Stephanie Martin

Cybersecurity Association Scholarships

Two senior information systems students in the Sorrell College of Business have been awarded scholarships from Information Systems Security Association’s Central Alabama chapter.

Sven Aelterman with Troy University student

Sorrell Solutions

For Sven Aelterman, information technology director for Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business, the amount of business in Sorrell Solutions, LLC is just about right.



About the Sorrell College


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Sorrell College of Business students are Globally aware, Engaged with the business community, Ethical decision makers, Knowledgeable to compete, and Successful.

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Featured Program

Risk Management and Insurance students on their study abroad trip to London, England posing in front of Buckingham Palace

Risk Management and Insurance

TROY’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in global business and a concentration in risk management and insurance highlights the importance of risk management within the context of a global business framework. Our program will offer you opportunities to obtain proficiency in risk management and insurance concepts as they are applied to servicing both commercial and personal insurance needs.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Online Graduate Business Programs 2021 Badge
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The Princeton Review, Best regional colleges, southeastern, 2023

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