Coppin State University is a historically black college that empowers students seeking a business degree through its College of Business. The ACBSP-accredited COB is designed to give students real-world business experience under the guidance of attentive faculty. The COB is comprised of three departments: Accounting and Management Information Systems, Management and Marketing, and Sport and Entertainment Management.
The COB is able to reach even more students through its partnership with New Psalmist Baptist Church. Members of this church can attend classes at the Holy City of Zion ministry facility with a tuition reduction of more than one-third less than standard rates. There are also many scholarships available for online and on-campus CSU students to make earning a college degree financially feasible.
Students passionate about crunching numbers, leading an organization, or interested in launching a business can earn a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Entertainment Management, Management Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Sport Management. Undergraduate business students pledge to go above and beyond. Professors set the bar high, so students will be well-prepared for their future careers. Every Wednesday, students are required to come to class in business dress. Students become polished presenters, and often have professional guests in the classroom to offer honest critiques. Students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree, and are interested in HR, can earn a graduate certificate in Job Development and Job Placement Services or Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment. These certificates are 15-credit hours.
The co-curricular program at the COB bridges the transition from the classroom to the boardroom. Students will gain insight into Baltimore’s business community through job shadowing and internship opportunities made available by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Recently, students have participated in Bloomberg’s global data training program, Merrill Lynch’s financial advisor internship program, and the leadership development program at Domino’s. Students and professors work together to educate small businesses by hosting the Economic Inclusion Conference.
The top organizations that appeal to business students include the National Association of Black Accountants, Non-profit Leadership Alliance, and the Student Government Association. The Charles B. Wright Organizational Leadership Conference provides emerging student leaders workshops and seminars on a wide range of leadership topics. Previous guest speakers have presented on personal branding, decision making, and strategies for growing an organization.
Students can gain a greater understanding of the world by participating in a faculty-led study abroad trip to destinations such as the Bahamas, Barbados, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and many other countries. Several scholarship opportunities are available to help fund study abroad programs, and financial aid advisors will help students access these resources.
Students can get ahead without putting their life on pause with the 100% online Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Classes are taught by the same dedicated professors as the on-campus program. Professors are Sloan-C Certified and undergo extensive Quality Matters training to ensure their message is just as engaging through a virtual platform as it is in person. Students engage with professors and peers through Skype, Blackboard, and other learning environments.