Business Administration


Overview & Academics

The BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION major at North Carolina Wesleyan College provides a broad education in business. Students get a well-rounded education in general business policy and strategy, but you’ll also have the flexibility to pursue a particular area of interest in greater depth. You may even decide to add a new concentration in entrepreneurship to your program.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP (concentration)
A concentration in ENTREPRENEURSHIP, offered through the Business Administration program, helps students learn to carry out a business idea from start to finish—including conception, finance, development, marketing, and sales. The concentration prepares a student to open their own businesses, develop ideas, and fundraise for future projects.

LOGISTICS (concentration)
A concentration in LOGISTICS, offered through the Business Administration program, helps students learn the detailed coordination of complex operations involving people, facilities, goods and supplies. Focus will be placed on local industries that contribute to the logistic and supply chain industry.

 

Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Robert Everton
Associate Professor of Business and Marketing
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
reeverton@ncwc.edu
252.985.5173

Dr. Bennie Felts
Assistant Professor of Business
Ph.D., Capella University
bfelts@ncwc.edu
252.985.5565

Dr. Shirley McLaughlin
Marketing Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Marketing and Finance
D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
stmclaughlin@ncwc.edu
919.465.4781

Dr. Patricia Matisz Smith
Professor of Business
Business Administration Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Capella University
psmith@ncwc.edu
252.985.5172

Dr. Katrina Sweet
Assistant Professor of Business
Ph.D., Capella University
ksweet@ncwc.edu
252.985.5122

 

Career Options

  • Private banking and financial management industry: investment and personal; lending and loan-making.
  • Real Estate: Financing, investment, and property management opportunities.
  • Insurance and risk management.
  • Human Resources: Relay and enforce labor law; policies in employment; coordinating employee benefits.
  • Operations Management: Manage processes of workflow and production.
  • Logistics: Transportation and distribution of products and services.
  • Research and development of new products; product innovation; entrepreneurship.

Major Requirements

ACC 201, 202 or 310
BUS 206, 207, 307, 308, 314, 319, 350, 471, 481, 482
MKT 205
ECO 211, 212
ENG 304
MAT 213
Six semester credit hours from the following courses: any upper-level ACC, BUS, CIS, ECO or MKT course;
REL 342
SOC 400
Requirements for Entrepreneurship Concentration:
ACC 201, 202 or 310
BUS 206, 207, 307, 308, 314, 319, 350, 471, 481, 482
MKT 205
ECO 211, 212
ENG 304
MAT 213.
Concentration courses: BUS 370, 443, 472, and 475
Requirements for Logistics Concentration:
ACC 201, 202 or 310
BUS 206, 207, 307, 308, 314, 319, 350, 471, 481, 482
MKT 205
ECO 211, 212
ENG 304
MAT 213
Concentration courses: BUS 351, 360, 451, and 455

Minor Requirements

ACC 201, 202 or 310
BUS 206, 207, 308, 319
ECO 211, 212
MKT 205
Only available to students not completing a major in the School of Business.

Business Administration Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
BUS 206 Principals of Management 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
MKT 205 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 207 Legal Environment 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
BUS 308 Organizational Behavior 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
__________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 307 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 314 Human Resources Management 3
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
BUS Upper Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 319 Management Info Systems 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
BUS 471 International Business 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
ECO 212 Principles of Economics 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 481 Business Strategy and Policy 3
REL 342 Business & Professional Ethics 3
ENG 304 Business Communication 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 482 Business Administration Capstone 3
International Studies Requirement 3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
ACC/BUS/CIS/ECO/MKT Upper Level Elective 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Business Administration with Entrepreneurship Concentration Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
BUS 206 Principals of Management 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
MKT 205 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 207 Legal Environment 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 308 Organizational Behavior 3
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
__________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 307 Corporate Finance 3
BUS 370 Small Business Management  3
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
EXS 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
BUS 314 Human Resources Management 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 319 Management Info Systems 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
BUS 471 International Business 3
BUS 443 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ECO 212 Principles of Economics 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 481 Business Strategy and Policy 3
Ethics Requirement 3
BUS 472 Business and Society 3
ENG 304 Business Communication 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 482 Business Administration Capstone 3
International Studies Requirement 3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
BUS 475 Small Business Consulting 1-3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 13-15

Business Administration with Logistics Concentration Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
BUS 206 Principals of Management 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
MKT 205 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 207 Legal Environment 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 308 Organizational Behavior 3
ECO 211 Principles of Economics I 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
__________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 307 Corporate Finance 3
Ethics Requirement 3
BUS 350 Operations Management 3
EXS 100 Fitness and Wellness 2
BUS 314 Human Resources Management 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 319 Management Info Systems 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
BUS 471 International Business 3
BUS 351 Advanced Operations Management 3
ECO 212 Principles of Economics 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BUS 481 Business Strategy and Policy 3
International Studies Requirement 3
BUS 360 Project Management 3
ENG 304 Business Communication 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BUS 482 Business Administration Capstone 3
BUS 451 Supply Chain Management  3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
BUS 455 Contemporary Logistics 3
Elective 3
_________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15