The McColl School of Business, accredited by AACSB International, offers majors in Business Administration, Accounting, and Finance leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. There are optional specializations in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, and international business with the Business Administration major. The courses emphasize the concepts and skills needed to understand business practices, organizations and managerial responsibilities. Organizations of all types utilize business tools, skills, and knowledge. Whether it's Ford Motor, Duke Energy, the American Red Cross, a small, entrepreneurial start-up, or the YMCA - they all use similar tools, skills, and knowledge to manage their business.
All business students complete a well-rounded AACSB International and ACBSP accredited business curriculum based upon the key areas of business; accounting, economics, management, marketing and finance. The curriculum has three main parts: pre-requisites, core courses, and electives:
- As Pre-Business majors, students take 9 credits of pre-requisites including an, Financial Accounting, Microeconomics, and Quantitative Business Methods. A combined 2.5 out of 4.0 grade point average in the prerequisite courses and no less than a C- in any prerequisite course is required for admission to the Business major.
- The 33 credits in the Business core include: Legal Environment of Business, Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Business Systems, and Strategic Management.
- Students may choose to major in one of three business curricula: Business Administration, Accounting, and Finance.
Internship Opportunities in Charlotte
Charlotte is the second largest financial services center in the U.S. (behind New York City) and home to over 350 organizations. The immediate area features a broad base of retail, real estate, construction, consumer products, industrial products, education, sports, and entertainment companies. For those headed for the not-for-profit world, Charlotte is one of the most community-minded cities in the country.
When You Graduate
A partial list of companies where recent graduates have started their careers includes Bank of America, Ford Motor Company, Siemens, Lowe's Home Improvement, Accenture Consulting, Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, Walgreens, AFLAC, Family Dollar, Nike, and Addison-Whitney.
Our learning environment features small class sizes, a low student-faculty ratio and a caring, close-knit community for support. Most of our faculty have extensive real world experience as executives in Fortune 500 companies. Our undergraduate faculty members also teach in the McColl School of Business graduate programs and the Executive Leadership Institute's executive education programming.
Dr. Steve Cox, Chair
Undergraduate Business Programs