Welcome From the Dean
Thank you for visiting the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business at Palm Beach
Atlantic University. We are delighted that you are interested in our many programs
Since assuming the role of Dean in 2020, I have been happy to steward our school across
two major areas of business and societal impact: the promotion of ethically-based free enterprise and the integration of faith-based business practices into our communities. As someone who has dedicated my personal and professional career
to these two important principles, I am enthusiastic about seeing them increasingly
realized at the Rinker School of Business. For the 550-plus students, and thousands
of alumni who have passed through our hallways since 1968, we continue to heartily
reinforce these themes during times in which they are most needed.
Continuous development was a life-principle for Mr. Rinker, and our school is committed
to that example. Since 2017, we have added 15 new faculty members to our ranks. Over
90 percent of them are terminally degreed in their field of specialization, with impressive
research backgrounds and diverse practical experience in industry and consulting.
Related to quality standards, the Rinker School of Business achieved accreditation
through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in 2000,
along with two subsequent reaffirmations of accreditation. In November 2021, the AACSB
Initial Accreditation Committee reviewed and accepted our second Progress Report and
recommended that we move forward to the next stage of the process and prepare for
a visit from the AACSB's Peer Review Team. Complete alignment with the AACSB standards
further enhances the Rinker School of Business and empowers students.
Strategically located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, we are in one of the
nation’s fastest growing business communities; particularly since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Increasingly known as “Wall Street South,” Palm Beach county continues to attract
exceptional business growth in one of America’s most beautiful waterfront cities.
There has never been a better time to be in South Florida.
Please take the time to explore our website and learn more about our growing number
of undergraduate and graduate offerings. Whether you are looking for traditional degrees
in fields such as accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, and marketing, or you are interested in accelerated 3+2 undergraduate/graduate
MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Business Data Analytics degrees, we provide the programs
and experiential learning opportunities to help you succeed.
Please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com, if I can assist you in your academic journey.
Brian K. Strow, PhD
Dean and Professor of Economics
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business