Advising for Business Students

What is academic advising?

Academic advising is more than just selecting classes for registration. It is the ongoing process of clarifying and re-evaluating your academic goals and plans. As part of the advising process you will examine your strengths, discuss your personal and career hopes, and develop a course selection plan that will take you through to graduation.

Types of Business Advisors

You will be assigned an advisor based on your class level and area of concentration. The School of Business has two types of advisors:

Professional advisor – a staff member with specialized training in academic advising and knowledge of all areas of the School of Business and General Education requirements. All first year and new transfer students will work with a professional advisor.

Faculty advisors – Once you’ve completed your first year and declared your concentration, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor. This individual is a member of the teaching faculty and a content area expert who advisees within a specific concentration (e.g., Finance, Marketing). Faculty advisors are valuable mentors and can help you navigate the unique career and educational opportunities in your field.

Locate your advisor?

If you are unsure You can locate the name of your advisor by following these steps:

Login to Banner Self Service / Student Services / Student Records / Student Record / Select term / Submit

Students with additional questions about contacting their advisor should contact Amy Stewart-Mailhiot at 253.535.7224 or

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