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About the Plaster School of Business



Founded in 1969, the Plaster School of Business has a long history of success in bringing business administration education to the people of Southwest Missouri.


The Robert W. Plaster School of Business educates and graduates undergraduate and graduate students prepared for the global community by providing quality, student-centered, accessible business education programs.


The Plaster School of Business will be a respected school of choice, distinguished for educating and preparing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the global community. We will promote faculty excellence in teaching, engage in applied research to advance the practice of business and the effectiveness of teaching and learning, and develop close relationships with our community and regional businesses to serve stakeholder needs.

Core Values

Academic Excellence

We promote an environment that facilitates and supports learning, collaboration, and communication by both faculty and students directed at scholarly activity and the application of knowledge.

Community Engagement

We respond to the needs of our regional and global community by preparing ethical and productive citizens and by providing services that support economic development.


We cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship by developing new offerings and activities and by incorporating technological and pedagogical advances that support the learning environment.

Respect-Centered Culture

We promote an inclusive, transparent environment where diverse perspectives are welcomed and appreciated.

Continuous Improvement

We commit to continually assess and improve our programs and activities in support of our mission, vision, and core values.


Accreditation Information

The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)*. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education to support, celebrate, and reward teaching excellence.

*Applies to majors where logo is displayed

CHEA Student Achievement

MSM Retention and Graduation Rates

For more detail about program learning goals and outcomes, click here.

Strategic Plan

2024-2029 PSB Strategic Plan

Faculty Committees

PSB Committees

2023-2024 PSB Committee Membership


Plaster School of Business
Dean’s Office (College of Business, Communication & Technology)
Plaster Hall 302
3950 E Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801