Oct 18, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

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Stanley G. Eakins, Dean, 3119 Bate Building
Paul H. Schwager, Associate Dean, 3119 Bate Building
Shanan G. Gibson, Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Development, 3208 Bate Building
James Westmoreland, Associate Dean for External Affairs, 3402 Bate Building
James H. Bearden, Director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development, 1100 Bate Building
James W. Kleckley, Director of Business Bureau Research, 114 Slay Building
Len Rhodes, Director of Technology, Information, and Operations, 3403 Bate Building
Paul Russell, Director of Graduate Programs, 3203 Bate Building
Karen M. Kus, Director of Undergraduate Programs, 3208
Bate Building

The College of Business provides students with the opportunity to pursue the knowledge and skills required to launch and further successful careers in today’s dynamic business community. College of Business graduates are well prepared to pursue positions in diverse organizations including large corporations, small firms and start-ups, nonprofits, or even to start their own businesses.

The college, which consists of five departments, offers the BSBA degree in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing and supply chain management. In addition, The Miller School of Entrepreneurship is housed in the College of Business.The graduate program offers the master of science in accounting (MSA), the master of business administration (MBA), and the master of science in sustainable tourism degrees. Academic programs within the College of Business provide a wide range of options that encourage students to build on their existing interests and strengths while also exploring new directions. The college’s unique leadership and professional development program, combined with a focus on experiential learning challenges, prepares students to become the leaders of the future.

The College of Business supports the business practitioner through the Division of Professional Programs, Bureau of Business Research, Small Business Institute, and applied research projects in both graduate and undergraduate classes. In addition, college faculty combine years of professional experience with award-winning teaching and impactful scholarly research to provide students with a world class education.


The undergraduate and master’s business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Since the primary objective of accreditation and the College of Business is to foster high quality in education for business administration and management, most of the school’s resources are dedicated to its degree programs. Consequently, non-business majors will not be permitted to enroll in more than 30 s.h. of undergraduate course credit offered by the College of Business.


Upon admission to the university, students may declare a concentration in business administration. Students must declare a concentration before taking upper-level business courses. Students may declare concentrations in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing and supply chain management. To declare a concentration, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 45 s.h.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale.
  3. Completion of courses listed below or equivalent course work with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each and a 2.5 average over the eight courses: ACCT 2401 , ACCT 2521 ; ECON 2113 , ECON 2133 ; FINA 2244 ; MATH 1066 , MATH 2283 ; MIS 2223 .

Students who desire to pursue the BSBA degree must have declared a concentration before they enroll in 4000-level business courses. Students who have not declared a concentration may take a maximum of 30 s.h. total of 2000- and 3000-level business courses.

The admission of a student seeking a second undergraduate degree in the College of Business must be approved by the director of undergraduate programs. At the time of such approval, the director will also approve the specific courses which will lead to the receipt of the second degree.


Students applying for readmission to the university who were previously enrolled in the College of Business and who have been out of school no more than three academic years must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for readmission to the College of Business.

Students previously enrolled in the College of Business who have been out of school more than three academic years and students who were previously enrolled in the university but not in the College of Business must meet the requirements for admission outlined in the section above.

Transfer Credit for Upper-Level Courses

The College of Business will not accept for credit upper-level courses (numbered 3000 and 4000 at East Carolina University) taken at a junior or community college. The department chair will determine the applicability of upper-level courses taken at senior colleges in meeting the BSBA degree requirements. No course may count as a College of Business concentration requirement and also count as fulfilling the business core requirements of the College of Business.






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