Why Mercer Business

The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is part of Mercer University’s academic community of 12 schools and colleges. Mercer is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, and our distinguished faculty and outstanding students in the business disciplines have garnered national recognition and repeat accolades.
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Mercer University and Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at a glance:

  • Named among the "Best Value Schools" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Accredited by AACSB International–the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing Mercer in the top 5% of business schools worldwide
  • Named "Best On-Campus MBA Programs" by The Princeton Review and named among the Top 100 "Best Online MBA Programs" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Recognized among the "Best Business Schools" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review
  • Named one of The Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges
  • Recognized among the Top Master of Business Administration Programs by Abound: MBA
  • Named to the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide by The Princeton Review for 16 consecutive years

Entrepreneurship at Mercer

The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is committed to empowering students to become successful entrepreneurs and business leaders—creating and executing their own business plans to fulfill a need they identified in the real world. The school sponsors an annual Entrepreneurial Festival in celebration of free enterprise. The event is composed of an Elevator Pitch Contest, an Entrepreneurial Forum led by innovative guest speakers, and a Business Model Competition.

Recent Recognitions include:

QEP LOGOResearch that Reaches Out

Mercer University is committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to engage in sophisticated research aimed at solving real problems facing humankind. The University’s Research that Reaches Out initiative is a quality enhancement plan that:

  • Enhances student learning through service-focused research and
  • Fosters a culture of civic engagement through scholarship and service.

We believe that our academic commitment to integrating research and service will enable us to inspire students to use their gifts and talents to live lives of meaning and purpose.

As part of the initiative, the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business releases an annual Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey. Read more >

Learn more about the integration of research and service at Mercer >

Providing relevant content in a rapidly evolving world

Mercer University prepares students with the skills and tools to be professionals who are knowledgeable about today's modern business world. Through our Professional Development Webinar Series, expert Mercer faculty and industry leaders explore engaging, current business topics in a variety of areas.

Learn more about the dynamic discussions hosted by Mercer >

Military Friendly School Designation

Mercer University is dedicated to supporting the educational success of our servicemen and women, veterans and their families as they pursue their educational goals. This unwavering commitment has resulted in Mercer being named a Military Friendly School, a designation reserved for the top 15 percent of universities and technical schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans and family members as students and ensure their success on campus. In April 2015, Mercer was named Georgia’s first Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Mercer is also a federally designated “Principles of Excellence” institution, and we make it a priority to provide military-connected prospective students with superior assistance and communication throughout the admissions and enrollment process.

Mercer offers an array of educational benefits for members of the military and their families, including the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. To learn more about Mercer’s alliance with the military and see a complete list of benefits, visit MercerForYou.com >