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Our faculty aren't here for just a few lectures each week. They're here to inspire you, inside and outside of the classroom. That means you don't have to seek guidance from a teaching assistant if you have a question. Our faculty teach all of our classes, relying on experiential exercises and integrated projects to help you understand the core principles of business management.

With nearly a dozen faculty members, our talented department will help you analyze the business world from every angle. Our professors have expertise in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, organization behavior and other areas of study. Together, these educators will prepare you for your career.

Virginia Gerde Business and Accounting Furman University

Virginia Gerde

Robert E. Hughes Associate Professor
Marion McHugh Furman University

Marion McHugh

Associate Professor
Thomas Smythe Furman University

Thomas Smythe

Jeanine Stratton Furman University

Jeanine Stratton​

Robert E. Hughes Associate Professor
Suzy Summers Furman University

Suzy Summers

James C. Self Professor of Business Administration

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