Division of Business

Welcome to the Division of Business at Xavier University of Louisiana

The business program offers a number of dynamic and exciting programs for undergraduate students and prepares them well to take leadership roles in Corporate America. All academic programs offered by the Business Division are professionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org); ACBSP accreditation is based on a continuous improvement model. We invite you to review our performance measures and our most recent Quality Assurance (QA) report by visiting the following link. Public Information

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The Business Division offers programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Sales and Marketing. In addition, the division houses the Entrepreneurship Institute, a resource for all students who want to start their own business and we have a strong Business Advisory Council (BAC). Our BAC consists of corporate executives from companies, such as, Procter & Gamble, 3M, and Entergy, while others are entrepreneurs and have their own businesses. Many of our students receive internships and permanent job placement offers through networking with BAC members.

Our Mission

We prepare tomorrow's socially responsible business leaders.

The Division of Business is committed to:

  • Working effectively to achieve the University's mission
  • Preparing students for early success and empowering them for a Lifetime of Progress and Service
  • Building relationships with global business community to develop solutions

Our Values

We are:

  • Business Intelligent
  • Morally Focused
  • Success Driven
  • Passionate

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Spring 2019 Division of Business Newsletter



The Enactus Mission is to create a center of excellence in entrepreneurship within Xavier University. We believe that the entrepreneurial spirit is the key driver of sustainable business growth, and that the true ethos of entrepreneurship is in full alignment with the Xavier mission, in empowering all people to contribute to our society in positive, humane and lasting ways.

Our Core Aims are to:

Entrepreneurship Institute (EI) April 2019 Newsletter

Learn More about the Entrepreneurship program

Xavier University now offers an Entrepreneurship Certificate 

Entrepreneurship drives the US economy. This program will provide you with the knowledge and necessary skills to operate a successful small business. 


The Xavier/Tulane Joint Graduate Programs

Xavier-Tulane Joint MBA & Graduate Programs – The Division of Business has three joint programs with Tulane University's Freeman School of Business. These programs are the: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MACCT), and Master of Finance (MFIN). Students are admitted to these programs while they are attending Xavier and may be provided assistance with tuition. The MBA program requires students to have at least two years of work experience prior to starting their graduate work. Graduate studies can begin immediately upon completion of the undergraduate degree in the MACCT and MFIN programs. Those interested in the program should consult the Chair of the Business Division for further details."


Xavier’s Division of Business is your partner when it comes to Careers and internships. We encourage you to participate in the Division of Business Internships and work closely with the Office of Career Services.

Student Organizations

National Association of Black Accountants

Since 1969, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.


Enactus is a global non-profit organization active in more than 40 countries. SIFE is funded by financial contributions from corporations, entrepreneurs, foundations, government agencies and individuals. Working in partnership with business and higher education, SIFE establishes student teams on university campuses.

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.

Performance Ready Reading 

The Division of Business is proud of its Performance Ready Reading (PRR) program!! Originally, an off-shoot of Xavier's Quality Enhancement Plan, the PRR aims to promote professional and student success through its three main objectives

The cornerstone of PRR is a popular press text that is chosen semi-annually. This text is then used by DOB faculty across courses and levels, to ensure that students are provide multiple opportunities to interact with the material as well as review it from multiple perspectives. Further, the Division holds an annual presentation competition to showcase students' knowledge and aptitude.

Recommended reading from PRR:

Bennis, Warren., (2009) "On Becoming a Leader" The leadership classic Revised and Updated. ISBN 9780465014088 Burlingham, Bo, (2005) "Small Giants Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big".                                       ISBN 9781591841494
Collins, Jim., (2001) "Good to Great". ISBN 0-06-662099-6Gladwell, Malcolm., (2008) "Outliers the Story of Success". ISBN 9780316017923
Tunguz, Tomasz & Bein, Frank (2016) "Winning with Data Transform your Culture, Empower your People, and Shape your Future". ISBN 9781119257233

Division of  Business Newsletters

Here you can find links to all of our newsletters from past to current.

For more information about the Division of Business, contact Tonia Simmons-Doakes -Administrative Specialist  at tsimmon2@xula.edu

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