Our Strategic Plan


Goal 1: Provide high quality academic programs to students in our service region

Objective 1.1: Provide a modern, up-to-date business curriculum

Objective 1.2: Expand curriculum offerings to increase student enrollment and enhance service to region

Objective 1.3: Review and revise all SOBA online courses to ensure that best practices are being followed

Objective 1.4: Recruit and retain a high quality, diverse teaching faculty

Goal 2: Provide SOBA students with strong support services that promote their success before and after graduation

Objective 2.1: Build a strong student body

Objective 2.2: Assist SOBA students with the development of professional career skills and facilitate job placement

Objective 2.3: Build strong relationships with SOBA alumni

Goal 3: Produce and disseminate relevant, original research through peer-reviewed intellectual contributions

Objective 3.1: Review and update SOBA faculty policies detailing expectations for scholarly activity that are consistent with our mission

Objective 3.2: Increase professional development funding in support of expected levels of scholarly activity per SOBA faculty policies

Goal 4: Promote engagement of the SOBA faculty with external constituencies through service in discipline-based organizations as well as the local community

Objective 4.1: Serve professional and academic discipline-based organizations

Objective 4.2: Promote economic development in Aiken