College of Business & Economics

http://www.ncat.edu/cobe/index.html

Kevin James, Interim Dean
Lisa Owens-Jackson, Associate Dean

VISION

The College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University will be recognized for preparing graduates who are innovative thinkers and ethical leaders with strong global acumen.

MISSION

The mission of the College of Business and Economics is to prepare highly skilled and ethically conscious business leaders through innovative instruction, professional and community engagements, and relevant faculty scholarship.

ACCREDITATION

The undergraduate accounting and business programs of the College of Business and Economics are accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

DEGREES OFFERED

Accounting – Bachelor of Science  
Business Education (Business Teacher 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 (General Management) – Bachelor of Science
Management (Management Information Systems: MIS) – Bachelor of Science
Management (Entrepreneurship & Innovation) – Bachelor of Science
Management (International Management) – Bachelor of Science
Marketing – Bachelor of Science
Marketing (Sales) – Bachelor of Science
Supply Chain Management – Bachelor of Science

COURSE LOAD

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 College 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 College 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 120 semester hours (some majors require more), 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 College of Business and Economics must earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENGL 100, 101; MATH 111, 112; ACCT 221, 222, BUED 110, 260, ECON 200, 201, 206, FINC 343, MGMT 110, 132, 201, 303, 315, 495, and MKTG 230. 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 College 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 , ENGL 101, MATH 111, and MATH 112 or equivalents. FRST 098, SCS 099, UNST 103, MATH 099, MATH 101, and MATH 102 are not considered for the 24 hour requirement. MATH 103 and MATH 104 together may be substituted for MATH 111. MATH 131 and 132 may be substituted for MATH 111 and MATH 112 respectively; 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 College of Business and Economics.

Students majoring in programs in the College of Business and Economics must enroll in three (3) courses (3-credit hour courses) of African American Culture & History, Global Awareness, and Humanities & Fine Arts electives which satisfy the General Education requirements of the University.

DOUBLE MAJOR

Students who desire to obtain a double major within the College 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 College 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 College of Business and Economics must receive prior approval from the department chairperson and the Dean of the College 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.

PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS

Students who have had some training or experience in certain fields offered in the College 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 College 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” (pass) or “S” (satisfactory) 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:

  1. Examinations may be taken only by persons who are in residence at the University.
  2. Examinations may not be taken to raise grades or remove failures in courses.
  3. Examinations may be taken only once in the same course.

SENIOR RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT

A student must complete a minimum of three (3) semesters as a full-time student 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 College of Business and Economics.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

All business programs require the completion of Business and Economics core requirements, including the following courses: ACCT 221, 222; BUED 260; ECON 200, 201, 206; FINC 343; MGMT 110, 132, 201, 303, 315, 495; and MKTG 230.

BETA GAMMA SIGMA

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international scholastic honor society for majors in the College of Business and Economics. Membership in BGS 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 sophomore, junior, or senior class, and the upper 20 percent of graduate students are eligible for membership. The BGS chapter of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was established in 1980 as a result of the accreditation of the undergraduate business programs in 1979.

Departments in the College of Business and Economics

Accounting and Finance

Business Education

Economics

Management

Marketing, Transportation & Supply Chain