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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business and Economics

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The School of Business and Economics offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The programs are designed 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 allows them to think critically, solve problems, express themselves precisely and work in teams. The school also offers 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.


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

  1. To produce graduates who have competencies that are highly sought by businesses and graduate schools and will facilitate their advancement into leadership positions.
  2. To recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and staff.
  3. To provide an evolving curriculum that meets the needs of learners and changing demands of business.
  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 provide financial resources which support and enhance the strategic mission of the School of Business and Economics.


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 upon entry into the University provided they have scored satisfactorily* on the SAT exam or translated ACT exam, or passed with a grade of “C” or higher AND an average GPA of 2.5 in the equivalent of following classes:

1.      ACC 2316 Principles of Financial Accounting

2.      ACC 2317 Principles of Managerial Accounting

3.      ECO 2311 Principles of Microeconomics

4.      ECO 2312 Principles of Macroeconomics

5.      MAT 2333 Calculus for Business

*According to the minimum required score established by the university for traditional students.


Students not meeting the above provisions will be declared Undecided until admitted to the SBE. 

Students not meeting the above provisions will not be allowed to enroll in junior level classes or higher.

Credit for business core courses taken at other institutions after admission to Winston-Salem State University, is awarded subject to approval of the dean 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. 

Structure of the Programs 

All candidates for business and economics baccalaureate degrees must satisfactorily complete all the courses listed in the catalog for that degree. Any changes in degree requirements must be approved in writing by the dean of the School. 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 business information effectively.
  2. Students will be able to produce and utilize quantitative, qualitative, and computer-based information for decision making.
  3. Students will be able to diagnose problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement plans of action.
  4. Students will be able to assess the impact on the business environment of various legal, ethical, and global issues.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of diversity and group dynamics, and the ability to work effectively in teams. 

Graduation Requirements 

For graduation, students must receive a grade of C or higher for all required and major business courses.  This includes courses prefixed by ACC, BCO, BLA, BUA, ECO, FIN, MIS, MKT, and QBA. Students who take MAT 1312 must also have a C or higher before proceeding to MAT 2333.  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. General Education Core Requirements                                                                            Sem Hrs

     (including ECO 2311)


b. Business Core Curriculum



Principles of Financial Accounting




Principles of Managerial Accounting




Business Communications




Legal Environment of Business




Principles of Macroeconomics




Principles of Financial Management




Calculus for Business or MAT 2317 Calculus I




Business Policy




Microcomputer Applications




Organizational Behavior




Principles of Marketing




Business & Economics Statistics




Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Business




Production and Operations Management


c. Major program concentration requirements & electives


d. Prerequisite Mathematics (MAT 1312) and electives


Minimum Hours to Receive Bachelor’s Degree



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