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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business and Economics


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The School of Business and Economics offers majors in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. The programs are designed to impart a solid foundation of business theory and practice and to increase students’ reasoning ability, thus enabling them to become successful managers or to enter graduate studies. The curricula provide students with a broad background that enables them to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and well-rounded team members. The school also offers graduate programs designed for working professionals that lead to the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Healthcare Administration degrees. 

Shared Values

  • We value students and their educational enhancement.
  • We value the exploration, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge.
  • We value ethical behavior, honesty and integrity.
  • We value service.
  • We value collegiality.
  • We value a positive learning and working environment.
     

Vision Statement

To be the premier culturally diverse, student-focused historically black business school in the United States dedicated to excellence in the delivery of programs that equip graduates to serve as leaders in business and society.

Mission Statement

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Winston-Salem State University, a member of the University of North Carolina system, serves an increasingly diverse student body primarily from the southeastern United States. As part of an institution founded to educate African-American students, the SBE provides undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge, professional skills, leadership abilities, and practical experiences needed to understand and be successful in the global workplace and to impact the economic growth of the Piedmont region. The success of SBE students is the result of varied scholarly pursuits of faculty, which emphasize pedagogical and applied research.

Goals

The School has identified the following goals in support of its mission:

1.    To produce graduates who possess competencies highly sought by businesses and graduate schools and which facilitate their advancement into leadership positions.

2.    To recruit and retain highly-qualified faculty and staff.

3.    To offer a dynamic curriculum that meets ever-changing business demands.

4.    To actively involve stakeholders in the development and assessment of programs and students.

5.    To maintain a collegial atmosphere that facilitates teaching, learning, scholarship and service.

6.    To develop strategies to acquire financial resources that support and enhance the strategic mission of the School of Business and Economics.

Accreditation

The degree programs in the School of Business and Economics are accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Admission to the School’s Degree Programs 

Students may declare a major in any program in the School of Business and Economics. Credit for business core courses taken at other institutions after admission to Winston-Salem State University is awarded subject to approval of the applicable department chair of the School of Business and Economics.

At least 50% of the business course work required for degrees offered through the School of Business and Economics must be completed at Winston-Salem State University. 

Students seeking admission to the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Healthcare Administration programs should read the relevant sections of the graduate catalog.

Structure of the Undergraduate Program 

All students majoring in a program in the School must satisfactorily complete all the courses listed in the catalog for that major. Any deviations in major requirements must be approved in writing by the applicable department chair. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure (1) graduation requirements will be met by the projected graduation date, and (2) applications for graduation are filed by the required deadline. 

Learning Goals 

1.    Students will be able to communicate effectively in oral and written formats.

2.    Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to analyze business problems and situations.

3.    Students will be able to identify ethical issues in business situations and propose effective solutions.

4.    Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams.

5.    Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of global and multicultural dimensions. 

Graduation Requirements 

For graduation, students must receive a grade of C or higher for all business core and major courses.  This includes courses prefixed by ACC, BCO, BLA, BUA, ECO, FIN, MGT, MIS, MKT, and QBA.  Students must present an overall GPA of 2.0 or better to satisfy university graduation requirements. Major-specific graduation requirements can be more stringent.                        

 

 a. Business Core Curriculum (Courses that can be taken to satisfy General Education requirements are designated GE.)

ACC

2316

Principles of Financial Accounting

3

ACC

2317

Principles of Managerial Accounting

3

BLA

2325

Business Law I (GE)

3

ECO

2311

Principles of Microeconomics (GE)

3

ECO

2312

Principles of Macroeconomics (GE)

3

FIN

3351

Principles of Financial Management

3

MAT

2333

Calculus for Business or MAT 2317 Calculus I (GE)

3

MGT

3322

Organizational Behavior

3

MGT

3350

Introduction to International Business (GE)

3

MGT

4399

Strategic Management

3

MIS

1380

Microcomputer Applications (GE)

3

MKT

3331

Principles of Marketing

3

QBA

2325

Business & Economics Statistics

3

QBA

3370

Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business

3

QBA

4377

Production and Operations Management

3

b. Major program concentration requirements & electives

21 - 30

For purposes of the double major policy, courses in the Business Core are not considered to be major courses for any of the seven majors of the business school (Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing).

 

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