Academic programs in the Charles Albert Reid School of Business are designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in ever-changing business and society. Performance expectations are high for both students in the programs and for graduates in their careers. The program’s design provides a broad foundation in general business knowledge within the areas of business, finance, economics, management, and accounting. More specific areas of emphasis within a major are available (finance and economics, human resource management, and management), as well as a full major in accounting. The student’s major area of study provides competency in a specific field. The School of Business has a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and several students typically attend each meeting of the Owensboro chapter of SHRM.