The Stafford School of Business in Lewis Hall
Mr. DeNean Stafford passed away in 2001 at the age of 86. He left a legacy of love and support for his family and community and in 2012, ABAC recognized his lifelong contributions and honored his family by naming the business school the Stafford School of Business. Today, the Stafford’s are still very involved with ABAC. They openly share their success stories with ABAC students and offer advice that helps prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow’s highly competitive and complex world.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economic Development builds upon the basic knowledge, skills and values provided by the College Core Curriculum while preparing students for a wide range of careers as well as for graduate study in numerous fields. The program develops students with general business management skills that will enable them to lead companies, start and build their own businesses, manage and lead family businesses, and create job growth in communities. The curriculum is built with flexibility so that the student can focus their personalized curriculum to fit their future career and business objectives. Real world experience is critical for a successful education experience, thus internships and hands-on class projects are a key part of the course curriculum. The program emphasizes the importance of critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, appreciation of cultural diversity and social responsibility. Students may also minor in areas that Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College offers majors such as Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, Natural Resource Management Forestry and Wildlife, Biology and Rural Studies.