The IACBE-accredited James T. George School of Business at Hampton University attracts exceptional and diverse faculty and students and currently educates over 800 undergraduates and graduates. The educational environment is intellectually stimulating, challenging, and motivating, and instills exquisite character, respect, integrity, and a robust work ethic. As students move through each course, experience real-world application, and receive mentorship from a multi-cultural faculty, they can fully develop into professionals who effectively lead, confidently succeed, and compassionately serve others while giving back to the community.
Within each excellent degree program, students gain the necessary business and technical skills and knowledge and build relationships with highly qualified professors. Bachelors degrees exist in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Management. A few of the majors provide areas of emphasis in Human Resources Management, Management Information Systems, Professional Tennis Management, and Investment Banking.
The Masters in Business Administration degree offers a flexible instruction design and can be completed in two years. Those who qualify can commit in their first year pursuing a Bachelors in Business Administration to achieve the five-year MBA track and receive both their Bachelors and MBA in five years. Professionals all over the country who wish to advance in their careers or change their course can pursue the accessible hybrid Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.
Hampton provides a variety of scholarships for incoming freshmen, transfer, international, and returning students. They also help financially aid specific study abroad trips. Business students can join a Hampton faculty-led, exchange, or an outside program to gain first-hand international experience.
Engaging with others, attending events, and making memories can be an empowering part of the college experience. Joining a student club can provide life-changing connections and co-curricular opportunities. Groups include the American Marketing Association, National Black MBA Association, Black College Business Connection, Mu Kappa Tau (National Marketing Honors Society), National Association of Black Accountants, MOSAIC, Terpsichorean Dance Company, Campus Catholic Ministry, and Muslim Student Association.
Business students can increase their leadership capacity by participating in the Student Leadership Training Program, volunteering as a peer counselor, and completing the required internship or cooperative education experience. An internship is usually paid and happens during the summer. A co-op can last up to six months. First-year students can develop leadership and professional skills through the School of Business Fellowship Program. It provides an incredible amount of funding to qualifying first-year students in return for participation in special workshops and mentoring local high school students.
Located in the School of Business is the Eastern Seaboard Transportation Center. It conducts research and provides education on the Hampton Roads region’s roads and transportation issues. Students can experience learning through research in finding technological solutions, transportation insights, safety improvements, and even protecting the environment.
The online Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration can be completed online combined with a mandatory on-campus four-week session each summer.