Dr. P.N. SaksenaCollege of Business and Technology

Message from the Dean, Dr. P.N. Saksena

On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to the College of Business and Technology! We invite you to explore our website and learn all that our college has to offer. Starting in 2009, we opened Vivian M. Carroll Hall, a technologically sophisticated addition to our facility. This building houses the impressive Carroll Capital Markets Training and Trading Center to support the study of global capital markets. Other outstanding amenities are laboratories, wired classrooms, group meeting rooms, and the Whitton Auditorium, which are all designed to provide this generation of students with new learning opportunities. Across the curriculum, students are engaged with outside clients working on real business problems, contributing to research studies, working in internships, and participating in other field-based learning experiences.

We are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the preeminent global business accreditation organization. We also have the approval of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the top organization that accredits computer science programs, for our Computer Science Major. In addition, we are also recognized by the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration, to which we are the only certified undergraduate healthcare management program in South Carolina. Our Economics Major is served by a fantastic group of professionals; Cybersecurity started in Fall 2021 and is the first stand-alone cybersecurity degree by a South Carolina state-run university; Digital Information Design, is growing and providing an entree into innovative career paths; Applied Software Development creates a new opportunity for students looking to continue their higher education post-Associate's in Applied Science in Computer Technology.

Our mission is to provide learning opportunities for students and to promote business growth and economic development. We have attracted students and scholars from around the world to join our programs that offer excellent classroom instruction and chances to interact with practitioners in many disciplines, all in an environment with the ideal blend of challenge and support. We combine students and faculty and staff and practitioners into partnerships that execute our mission to learn and grow and ultimately to develop each constituent into the best citizen and contributor to an organization that he or she can possibly become.

Award winning faculty, world class facilities, and carefully planned curriculum provide outstanding nationally accredited programs in a variety of specialty areas. The faculty are dedicated to student learning and personal growth. We celebrate each other's accomplishments. We set high expectations for our community, so we invite you to get involved in the activities that are offered in the College and take advantage of every development opportunity provided.

The College of Business and Technology website is designed to introduce you to what we offer. Some parts are directed to potential students, some to current students, and some to practitioners who might be interested in joining one of our service partnerships. Each page includes the appropriate contact person for our programs. Regardless of your perspective: if you are an active learner, make that contact for more information. The College is committed to building strong relationships and the partnerships that follow. Join us as we serve students, business leaders, and the community.


P.N. Saksena, Ph.D.