The Department of Accounting and Finance

The mission of the Department of Accounting and Finance is to prepare students for careers in a global market, and for graduate study. The Department achieves its mission through curricula structured to enable students to comprehend, analyze and critically assess an entity’s financial condition and optimize its value. The Department endeavors to instill a commitment to ethical values and social responsibility.

MAJOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Department offers programs of study in the two disciplines: Accounting and Finance and that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. All are designed to provide students with the skills and aptitudes needed to compete successfully in the profession. The curricula are structured to enable students to enter and make significant contributions in corporate, government or research organizations. The Accounting Program is designed to prepare students for careers in financial managerial accounting, taxation and auditing. The Finance Program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate finance, investment management, public finance, insurance and related areas. Instructional techniques include both theory and practical application.

PROGRAM IN ACCOUNTING

The Accounting Program provides the student with extensive exposure to computer-assisted instruction. The Department endeavors to instill in students a commitment to ethical values and social responsibility. The Accounting Program has a minimum requirement of 120 credit hours. Those students who are from states that require 150 credit-hours to sit for the CPA Exam, are encouraged to take additional electives to satisfy that requirement or to consider enrolling in the five-year MBA program as a freshman or by pursuing our two-year MBA degree.

FINANCE MINOR REQUIREMENTS

A minor in Finance is offered with the completion of eighteen academic credit hours designated by the department chair to include FIN 304, FIN 309, FIN 403, plus three approved FIN electives.

Business Administration

Students have three options in the James T. George School of Business’ IACBE accredited Business Administration Program:  the five-year Masters of Business Administration Program, the two-year Masters of Business Program and the PhD in Business Administration Program.

THE FIVE-YEAR MBA PROGRAM

The Five-Year Masters of Business Administration degree includes an embedded Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and embedded minor of Accounting.  This program creates a well-rounded professional that has been exposed to hands-on leadership opportunities, team-building activities, analytical problems and corporate environments. These exposures are due to our Leadership Application Program.

LEADERSHIP APPLICATION PROGRAM

The conservative Leadership Application Program mimics a corporate environment, which is partially student-run, that focuses on leadership and soft-skills.  Students have the ability to meet and converse with top-level executives from firms representing all industries at least once a week.  This Program is a great part of the reason that our five-year MBA program has had 100 percent offers for the entirety of the program’s 19-year existence.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM UNIQUE?

  • Eight embedded Leadership Courses
  • Innovate Critical Thinking Courses
  • Two required internships
  • Microsoft Excel Certification + more
  • Case Competitions
  • Corporate Receptions
  • Weekly Corporate Guest Visits
  • Collaboration with the Career Center
  • Certiport Certified Testing Center
  • 100% Placement Offers (Options not Issues)

 

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU OBTAIN?

  • Business Communication
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Time Management
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Implementation

The five-year MBA Program is a cohesive program in which faculty, students and corporate partners work together to create Industry-Ready Scholars.  Our students have received internships and some are now leaders in companies such as:

  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Accenture
  • Eli Lilly
  • Google
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PWC
  • Republic Services
  • Pepsi-Co
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Many others

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A minimum SAT score of 1050 (math and critical reading only) or a score of 22 on the ACT, along with impressive high school transcripts indicating a 3.0 Cumulative GPA and three strong personal references are required for admission. As a result of the unique structure of the program, only incoming undergraduate students will be admitted.

THE TWO-YEAR GRADUATE MBA PROGRAM

 The Hampton University School of Business Two-Year Graduate MBA Program is designed to develop innovative, entrepreneurial, global-oriented, customer-focused business professionals.  The program requires 36 academic credit hours which are taken over the span of two years.  The curriculum has a general management emphasis that includes accounting, finance, marketing, strategic management, logistics management and data analytics.  Students focus on theoretical concepts as well as practical business applications.  The courses provide an understanding of the components of managerial decision-making and provide students with a perspective on the role of business as an economic, political, and social institution. The overall goal of the program is to prepare leaders and scholars who will assume pivotal roles in academic and business organizations.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Prospective graduate applicants are encouraged to complete an online application at http://gradcoll.hamptonu.edu/page/Admission-Requirements. An application is incomplete without an application packet. A completed application packet includes all supplementary materials (application fee, signature page, personal statement, transcript(s), and recommendation letters).   These materials must be mailed directly to the Graduate College.

Your application and supporting documents must be received by the deadlines stated at http://gradcoll.hamptonu.edu/page/Admission-Requirements to be considered for admission. Please send the following to complete your admissions file:

  • Completed application
  • $50 non-refundable fee
  • An official transcript from each college/university attended
  • Official test scores of the GMAT
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommender signature is required on letterhead)
  • Personal Statement

THE PhD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The PhD in Business Administration Program is a hybrid program that allows business professionals to earn their terminal degree.  The program is suitable for busy professionals seeking an advanced degree in business to increase their credentials in their current or future industrial role and/or for advancement in academia.  The Program requires 61 to 84 credit hours and has two tracks from which to choose:  Accounting/Finance or Marketing/Management.  Students unite for two summer residencies that are four weeks long each and then they return home to complete the fall and spring coursework online.  Semester sessions are eight weeks in duration with the exception of summer residencies, which are four-week terms. Students may select six graduate level courses that will result in at least 18 credit hours of subject matter in a discipline.  Dissertation work will commence after successful completion of all coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, acceptance of a published scholarly article, successful passing of the comprehensive examination, and presentation of an acceptable dissertation proposal. Final defense of the dissertation is required.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Prospective graduate applicants are encouraged to complete an online application at http://huonline.hamptonu.edu/page/Graduate-Requirements. An application is incomplete without an application packet. A completed application packet includes all supplementary materials (application fee, signature page, personal statement, transcript(s), and recommendation letters).   These materials must be mailed directly to the Graduate College.

Your application and supporting documents must be received by the deadlines stated at http://gradcoll.hamptonu.edu/page/Admission-Requirements to be considered for admission. Please send the following to complete your admissions file:

  • Completed application
  • $50 non-refundable fee
  • An official transcript from each college/university attended
  • Official test scores of the GMAT
  • TOEFL or IELTS (Applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Two letters of recommendation (recommender signature is required on letterhead)
  • Personal Statement

THE DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

The Marketing program extends the mission of the University and the School of Business through the education of students in the field of marketing with a global orientation. The program goal is to strengthen the student’s abilities to communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, analyze, and critically assess concepts and issues in marketing. The program strives to provide an environment that continues to develop the intellectual, emotional and professional growth of its students.

Marketing Minor Requirements

The minor in Marketing requires eighteen (18) semester hours of courses in the Marketing (MKT) Program including MKT 305, MKT 311, MKT 328 plus three approved MKT electives.

Marketing Major Degree Requirements

The program in Marketing leads to the Bachelor of Science degree.

Curriculum Outline

The program requires a total of 120 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. Students are required to take general education courses, core business courses, internship, business-related electives, non-business electives and marketing courses. The course sequence is listed below.

THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

The Department of Management promotes the flexibility of its curriculum. The curriculum offers a broad-based business education with the option to personalize a plan of study with specialization in other areas of business such as entrepreneurship, or non-business related areas such as psychology or music. Students can earn a degree in business while adapting the Management program to their specific career goals. The curriculum includes 14 free electives, and 9 business-related electives. Advisors play an important role guiding students to select coursework to fulfill their goals.

Students may take an emphasis in Human Resources Management. With workforce management becoming an increasingly prominent field throughout industries and work places worldwide, the Human Resources Management emphasis strengthens the business management major. Students are prepared in management of employees at all organizational levels. Emphasis is on staffing, training and development, labor relations, compensation and benefits, legal aspects of human resources management and selection and recruitment. This is a highly recruited area for undergraduate students. The faculty advises students on the selection of courses for areas of concentration and monitors their academic progress.

Another option offered by the Department of Management is an emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS). This is a highly recruited area for employers. The MIS emphasis focuses on various areas of study such as data analytics, database management, and the design and implementation of business information systems solutions.

Management Minor Requirements

A minor in business management is earned upon the successful completion of 18 hours in the management discipline as follows. Non-business majors may elect to take a minor in business management to include: MGT 301, 400, 402, plus any three courses selected from the following courses: MGT 300, 305, 306, 312, 321, 330; HRM 418, 417. Business majors may not use MGT 301, 400 or 402 as part of the Minor in Management.

Management Major Degree Requirements

Business Management majors must take MGT 300, 312, 321, 402, 499 for a total of 15 semester hours beyond the Business Core Requirements as reflected in the Curriculum Outline below.

Management Major with Management Information Systems (MIS) Emphasis

Business Management majors with an emphasis in Information Systems must take CSC 200/MIS 209; CSC 316/MIS 302; CSC 323/MIS 401; CSC 325/MIS 403; MIS 309/CIS 320 & MIS 406/CIS 410 for 18 semester hours as reflected in the Curriculum link.

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