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Andrews University, first known as Battle Creek College, was established in 1874 in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1901, the college relocated to Berrien Springs and was named Emmanuel Missionary College, reflecting the humanitarian objectives of the Seventh-day Adventist church pioneers who founded the school. In 1960 the institution changed its name to Andrews University, in honor of the first Seventh-day Adventist foreign missionary and in recognition of the growing stature of the institution and its increasing number of masters and doctoral programs.Graduate level instruction in business began in 1964. By 1980 graduate and undergraduate instruction was combined and the School of Business established. The School of Business Administration currently offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, and Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Administration degrees. The school has approximately 200 students on-campus.
The school is housed in Chan Shun Hall which was built in 1989. The building is named to honor the humanitarian and philanthropic work of the primary donor, Dr. Chan Shun. The building houses two academic departments, a number of classroom and faculty offices, a computer laboratory with 60 computers, a 300-seat amphitheater, a spacious lobby often used for receptions, seminar rooms, and a conference room donated by the Whirlpool Corporation.
Students come from all around the world to study at Andrews University. About 100 nations are represented by the 3500 students who enroll each year. The School of Business Administration has students from many of these countries. The faculty is diverse with international experience and a global perspective.
According to the U.S. news and World Report, Andrews University ranks third tier of annual surveys of America's best colleges.
Andrews University is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
The School of Business Administration is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).