About the School of Business
The School has as its purpose the promotion of learning, the development of character, the instilling of values (such as respect, integrity, dignity and decency), the creation of knowledge, and service to society. The School endeavors to prepare students for positions of leadership and ownership in a global society marked by change and complexity. The School of Business is committed to fostering a stimulating intellectual environment in which all students and faculty are challenged and motivated to reach their full potential. We seek to identify high caliber students and provide them with the preparation necessary to succeed. We produce highly educated graduates characterized by competence, a thirst for knowledge, a performance orientation, and social consciousness. Students may pursue a baccalaureate degree in many areas of business: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management or Marketing. These degree programs offer students the opportunity to tailor their course selections to pursue areas of emphasis. Minors are offered in the fields of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The School of Business has two programs leading to the Master of Business Administration degree and one leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. Course requirements for degrees are listed under the respective department major curriculum outline headings.
Our students and faculty come from many geographical areas, creating an environment of intellectual and experiential diversity. Keeping with the Hampton tradition, the School of Business has a high standard of excellence and expects nothing less of its students. Hampton graduates are well-prepared to provide solutions to complex problems and recognize global issues in society.
There are 30 plus full-time and part-time faculty in the School of Business. Of this group, approximately 80% have terminal degrees. Faculty members are selected from a multi-cultural background to provide diversity of thought and to complement the student population. Faculty members are constantly engaged in developing innovative methods of teaching, conducting scholarly research, and participating in student mentorship.