The Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University aims to create a personalized environment of learning for every student. Passionate faculty members exude and value excellence, engagement, positivity, innovation, social responsibility, ethical behavior, and appreciation for diversity. The College of Business carries an ACBSP accreditation and is currently working towards the AACSB accreditation.
Lloyd Norris, an ASU alumnus, began bagging ice at Town & Country Food Stores and worked his way up and eventually, with partners, bought the company in 1998. In 2018, Blake and Bryan Vincent, local business owners, along with Lloyd donated the most significant gift the College of Business has received and are now its namesake.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree majors are Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, International Business, and Management Information Systems. For graduate students, there is a Master of Professional Accountancy and the Master of Business Administration. In the accelerated format, the MBA can be completed in one year and has an optional specialization in Healthcare Management. Robert and Nona Carr created a foundation that began offering scholarships to “needy and worthy” students in 1981 and continues to provide numerous scholarships today. There are many other scholarships available to business students, including the Wells Fargo Scholarship in Business, Mary and Sharon Stringer Memorial Scholarship, and John A. Pierce Memorial Scholarship for Business Students. Global influence and perspective are vital to the growth of every business professional, and the College offers many different study abroad opportunities for students. Summer Programs, taught by ASU faculty members, and semester to year-long programs are available in places like Belgium, Czech Republic, Fiji, Greece, Nepal, Malawi, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, Nicaragua, Poland, and France.
Learning occasions outside of the classroom are just as vital as in the classroom, and students have several opportunities to get involved in networking events, building relationships, connecting with businesses, and serving the community. Several business student organizations include Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Investments Organization, Society for Human Resource Management, and the American Marketing Association. The monthly Business Brown Bag event involves hearing from a business-related speaker, bringing a lunch, and is free to attend. Business students can gain relevant real-world experience working with small businesses of the Concho Valley through Angelo State University’s Small Business Development Center. The Center for Student Success exists to serve the business students and set them up for success. The Center for Economic Education provides economic training for public school teachers and the Texas Council on Economic Education awarded the center the Welch Award for Center Excellence.
For students who need to be working full time or cannot attend classes on campus, the College of Business offers a 100% online MBA program with eight-week terms.