North Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business is a distinguished AACSB accredited business school offering undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as executive education.
The mission statement of the Haile/US Bank College of Business, as stated on its website, is “to educate and connect with northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati communities by delivering globally relevant, innovative, and sustainable programs and practices while engaging in scholarly and applied inquiry.”
Undergraduate majors include Accounting, Construction Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports Business and Event Management. The Construction Management degree is fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
Graduate students can pursue a Master’s of Business Administration, or a master’s degree in Accountancy or Executive Leadership and Organizational Change. MBA concentration options include Finance, Leadership, Innovation through Competitive Intelligence, and Marketing. Students can also create a customized concentration to meet their goals. All courses in this 33-credit hour MBA program are offered at an accelerated five-week pace and can be taken online or in person.
The MAcc program offers formats for students from various backgrounds. The Professional Track is designed for students who already possess an undergraduate accounting degree, and wish to become a Certified Public Accountant. Students can also add a focus on Data Analytics/Data Visualization. Students from a non-accounting background can pursue the Accounting Practice and Reporting Track. Advanced undergraduate students can complete the 4 + 1 Track, earning both a BSBA and a MAcc degree in five years. Students in these programs will have access to Fortune 500 companies through exceptional professors with years of industry experience, hands-on learning, internships, and networking opportunities.
There are 24 scholarships offered to business students through Haile/US Bank COB and the generosity of endowments. The Haile/US Bank COB does an excellent job serving the needs of the military. Students can gain exposure to the business world through internships, study abroad, mentoring, and student organizations. Business students interested in working in the professional sporting industry can complete a 14-week Procamps summer experience. This experience allows students to work in operations, camper sales, sponsorship, or graphic design for sports camps hosted by professional teams.
Study abroad locations include the Netherlands and Prague. The first 30 students to apply for study abroad trips receive a $500 scholarship to apply towards the cost of the trip. Through the mentorship program, students meet with their mentor for events such as professional society meetings, local conferences or seminars, and job shadowing.
There are seven business student organizations for students to develop their leadership skills and meet with like-minded students. The College of Business Student Ambassadors program is a prestigious program in which students are invited to represent the COB at recruitment and professional events, as well as lead tours of the COB. Students in the COB are well-rounded with the knowledge gained in the lecture hall, plus their real-life experiences beyond the classroom.
NKU has more than 30 cost-conscious online degrees available, including the aforementioned MBA.