Norfolk State University’s School of Business exists to produce successful, innovative, ethical, and competitive leaders in the global environment through high-quality instruction, service, and research. At Norfolk State’s School of Business, over 900 baccalaureate students are currently enrolled in six areas of concentration, including Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management, and Marketing. The business school is proud of its programs and has distinguished itself from the competition in many ways. Norfolk State University was one of the nation’s first Historically Black Universities to have its business school backed by AACSB-International, the field’s top accrediting body.
To meet its commitments, Norfolk’s School of Business centers on excellence in learning and teaching. Nothing is more crucial than what happens in the classroom. The faculty members engage in practice-oriented and scholarly research, benefit from ongoing professional development, and are engaged on a regular basis with the business community. It is the staff’s dedication to life-long learning and the sharing of cutting-edge content that ensures a student’s state-of-the-art education. Academic advising is essential to the business school and includes all processes and factors that impact a learner’s academic success. Quality academic advising provides all students with a professional advisor to whom they can engage with confidence when in need of assistance with personal and academic concerns.
The business school’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is the premier degree and is offered in Accountancy and Business. Students pursuing a Business major may concentrate on Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Management Information Systems. The School also couples a B.S. degree with a focus on Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The Ernest M. Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship provides leadership resources and programs that enable Norfolk to add value to businesses served while exposing students to the entrepreneurial experience. Through multidisciplinary groups, the Institute extends knowledge and technical assistance that both expand and strengthen the number and quality of women and minority-owned, technology-driven, and growth-oriented organizations. A primary goal of the Ernest M. Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship lies in the promotion of scholarly research in the fields of technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship business enterprises.
Another exciting feature of the business school is its support of the Entrepreneurship Teaching and Research Award (ETRA) that is offered through the Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship. This award recognizes faculty members whose teaching and research accomplishments have contributed to both entrepreneurial education and practice. The business school’s League of Entrepreneurs has also been established to inspire individual creativity and productivity through entrepreneurship.
The business school offers a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Information Management. This online degree has been designed to equip undergraduate distance learners with the prerequisite abilities they need to understand how technology works within an organization or company. Practical applications of information systems are a part of this excellent distance degree. The two other Bachelor of Science degrees offered online are done so with specializations in Health Services Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management.