ECPI University’s College of Business fuses theory and real-world application to create a 21st-century business curriculum with an emphasis on emerging technology. Through the accelerated program, students can earn their Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years by attending courses year-round. Students will focus on two courses during every five-week session. Students can also enroll in the online program, which was ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2018. Students are able to view a real sample course video prior to enrolling.
Students can complete a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Business Management, or IT Management. The Business Management program focuses on International Business. A Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership is also offered with a specialization in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management. Seniors will complete a major project, such as creating a full-out business and marketing plan or new technology that can be utilized in a business environment. Students can also earn professional certifications in Accounting Fundamentals, Advanced Network Administration and Management, Lean Methodology and Project Management Administration, Help Desk Administration and Management, Linux Administration and Management. Technology certifications, such as Apple, Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft, enhance resumes with the in-demand skills employers are seeking. Regional campuses are available in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida, or online to accommodate students wherever they live. The Master of Business Administration program is available in Virginia Beach or Newport News.
The C.o.B. serves 750 undergraduate and 40 graduate students through its top-ranked programs. Students gain valuable workplace experience by completing externships. Career Services offers assistance in resume writing, interview skills, and helping students develop a job search strategy to land their externship or secure their first job after graduation. Students from Columbia, SC placed 2nd in the 2019 Wicked 6 Cyber Games competition in Las Vegas, sponsored by Microsoft and the National Security Agency. The University Cyber Center for Innovation provides students with additional opportunities for competition, as well as conferences, seminars, and local cybersecurity events.
All master’s degrees are only available via the online platform and can be completed in as few as 15 months. Students can pursue a Master of Business Administration or Management Master’s in Organizational Leadership, Human Resources Management, or Homeland Security Management. MBA students can select a concentration in Business Management or Information Technology Management. Interactive components of the program include case analysis, project-based learning activities, and animated labs.
All of the undergraduate degrees offered on-campus are also available fully online, with the following additional programs: BBA in Hospitality Management or Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, and the Bachelor of Organizational Leadership in Leadership, Project Management, and Human Resource Management. Online students will interact through virtual classroom technology and will have access to their professors through “available-anytime” discussion boards. The Mobile app makes it easy for students to watch video tutorials, check their grades, or reach out to their professor with a quick question.