School of Business and Economics
Through programs designed to develop analytical, technological, team building, and communication skills, together with business acumen, students are prepared to competitively perform and advance in a global economy. The School's learner-centered environment is characterized by effective instruction and faculty scholarship, and emphasizes the importance of leadership, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and the need for continuous learning.
The School of Business and Economics occupies a modern facility, maintains small-to-medium-sized classes, and offers invaluable experiential learning opportunities to students through a variety of learning labs, including a Financial Trading Room. Graduates are frequently recruited. The business and accounting programs in the School of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the premier accrediting agency for academic programs in business and management education. Of the estimated 15,679 schools offering business programs globally, at the bachelor’s level or higher, we are among fewer than 700 business schools around the world that have AACSB International accreditation. And, the School has the distinction of being among fewer than 200 world-wide that have earned the specialized AACSB accreditation for its Accounting program.
The School occupies Craig Hall and Merrick Hall, modern facilities with a state-of-the-art financial trading room, and several instructional labs. Every classroom is equipped with the most current teaching resources to support active and engaging learning experiences. Craig Hall was named in honor of Dean Quiester Craig, who served for more than 40 years and retired in April 2013. As you review our website, you will see that our faculty is among the most diverse and highly qualified business school faculty in the country. They have earned their degrees from prestigious universities around the world. They are productive scholars and practitioners of their disciplines, who demonstrate their commitment to teaching, learning, scholarly and funded research, community engagement, and overall student development.
The importance of ethical decision-making is emphasized throughout the program of study, in every major. Rigorous curriculum requirements and small to medium class sizes afford the opportunity to build communication, technological, critical thinking and problem-solving, ethical reasoning and global competencies. In addition, students receive invaluable experiences in planning, team-building, and leadership from very active student organizations. Our centers and institutes, including the entrepreneurship and the sales centers and the transportation institute provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research and innovation. The Financial Trading Room brings the real world of business to our students every day.
We are very proud of our graduates who are recruited by top regional, national, and international corporations and other organizations. Many of our graduates also continue their education at prestigious graduate and professional schools. Alumni hold significant positions of leadership in business, industry, and the government. They serve as role models and mentors to our students and provide financial and other support for the success of the School. We welcome you and encourage you to explore the website for our School and University and discover why the School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University is an excellent choice for your undergraduate business degree or for your MBA. Join us and experience our “Aggie Pride” because Aggies Do!ed by top regional, national, and international organizations, and by prestigious graduate and professional schools.
The School's focus on excellence resulted in initial accreditation of its academic programs by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - in 1979. We seek to educate diverse business professionals, through the interdisciplinary study of accounting, business education, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, management, marketing, sales, and supply chain management. Through our centers and institutes, we also serve the local, regional, national and global business communities with applied research on issues of practical concern.
Tomorrow’s business leaders can begin their professional education today by exploring our academic options or contacting us with questions about the School of Business and Economics. We stand ready to assist you and look forward to welcoming you into one of our majors.
The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T has been named a STEM School of Distinction.
Kenneth E. Sigmon, Jr., has been named vice chancellor for university advancement at North Carolina A&T.
Dr. Karen Hornsby has been named the 2014 North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation.
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