School of Business & Economics
Patrick Liverpool, Interim Dean
Kimberly R. McNeil, Associate Dean
The School of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University strives to be continuously recognized as a leader in providing competitive management education, characterized by innovative development of diverse business professionals and applied research on issues of practical concern within the global business community.
The mission of the School of Business and Economics is to provide high quality management education through effective instruction, faculty scholarship, engagement, and service in a diverse, interdisciplinary, learner-centered environment that promotes global competitiveness, leadership, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and the desire for continuous learning.
The undergraduate accounting and business programs of the School of Business and Economics are accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Accounting – Bachelor of Science
Business Education –Bachelor of Science
Business Education (Information Technology) – Bachelor of Science
Economics (General) – Bachelor of Science
Economics (Business) – Bachelor of Science
Economics (Law) – Bachelor of Science
Economics (International) – Bachelor of Science
Finance – Bachelor of Science
Management – Bachelor of Science
Management (MIS) – Bachelor of Science
Management (Entrepreneurship) – Bachelor of Science
Management (International Management) – Bachelor of Science
Marketing – Bachelor of Science
Marketing (Sales) – Bachelor of Science
Supply Chain Management – Bachelor of Science
The normal course load is fifteen to seventeen (15-17) credit hours. A full-time undergraduate student is required to carry a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours. Students majoring in the School of Business and Economics may not enroll for more than eighteen (18) credit hours without the approval of the department chairperson and the dean.
GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The student is held responsible for the selection of courses in conformity with the curriculum of his/her choice. A student who enters the School of Business and Economics has the privilege of graduating under the provisions of the Bulletin current upon admission provided all requirements are completed within six years. If all requirements are not completed within six years after admission, the student is expected to conform to the Bulletin requirements specified for the class with which graduation is anticipated.
The applicant for graduation must have earned a minimum of 124 semester hours, excluding deficiency and/or remedial course work, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better for all courses taken. Students enrolled in repeatable semesters of University Band (MUSI 300) and/or Choir (MUSI 301) will receive graduation credit for one semester only. Students in the School of Business and Economics must earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 100, 101; MATH 111, 112; ACCT 221, ECON 305, MGMT 220, BUED 360, MGMT 481 and MGMT 520. Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in the 10 (30 credit hours) courses listed as their major program requirements and in their major program elective courses in the applicable University Bulletin for the selected course of study.
Students are considered for a change of major to a program in the School of Business and Economics from other academic majors and undecided classification upon the completion of twenty-four (24) semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The 24 semester hours must include ENGL 100 and 101; MATH 111 and 112 or equivalent. FRST 098, SCS 099, UNST 103 and MATH 099 are not considered for the 24 hour requirement. MATH 131 and 132 may be substituted for MATH 111 and MATH 112; credit will be awarded for the higher level courses only. Exceptions to this policy require the recommendation of the department chairperson and the approval of the dean of the School of Business and Economics.
Students majoring in programs in the School of Business and Economics must enroll in 3 hours of humanities, social sciences, or free electives which satisfy the African-American studies core requirement of the University.
Students who desire to obtain a double major within the School of Business and Economics must complete a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours beyond those required of the first major. As a general rule, major program courses in one major in the School of Business and Economics will not be accepted to meet major program elective course requirements in the second major.
APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER CREDIT
Students enrolled in the School of Business and Economics must receive prior approval from the department chairperson and the dean of the School of Business and Economics for courses to be considered for transfer credit from other colleges and universities. Community College courses included in articulation agreements and/or courses that are comparable to courses (100-300 level) in the first two years of the selected program of study at North Carolina A&T State University are considered for transfer credit.
Students who have had some training or experience in certain fields offered in the School of Business and Economics may be given an opportunity to take an examination, with the permission of the chairperson of the department and the approval of the dean of the School of Business and Economics. A student who passes a proficiency examination is given credit toward graduation, provided that the course is acceptable for his/her curriculum. Credit is given only if a grade of “C” is made on the examination. A grade of “P” is recorded on the student’s record. No official record is made of failures on these examinations.
Proficiency examinations are given under the following restrictions:
- Examinations may be taken only by persons who are in residence at the University.
- Examinations may not be taken to raise grades or remove failures in courses.
- Examinations may be taken only once in the same course.
SENIOR RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT
A student must complete a minimum of three semesters as a full-time student in residence at the University which include the two semesters prior to graduation. At least one half of the student’s credit hours in the major field must be earned at the University. Exceptions to either of these provisions may be made upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the student’s major department and the approval of the dean of the School of Business and Economics.
All business programs require the completion of Business and Economics core requirements, including the following courses: ACCT 221, 222; BUED 360; MGMT 220, MIS 241, MGMT 422, MKTG 430, FIN 453, MGMT 361, MGMT 481, MGMT 520; ECON 200, 201, 305 and 310.
BETA GAMMA SIGMA
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international scholastic honor society for majors in programs in the School of Business and Economics. Membership in the Society represents the highest national recognition a student in business can receive in an undergraduate program accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only outstanding students who rank in the upper 10 percent of the junior class, the upper 10 percent of the senior class and the upper 20 percent of the graduate students are eligible for membership. The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chapter was established in 1980 as a result of the accreditation of the undergraduate business programs in 1979.