The Business Management program at North Central State College is designed to be an academically rigorous, highly practical, and immediately applicable course of study. This program provides students with the broad range of essential business skills, which are considered prerequisites to success and advancement by contemporary business organizations. The Business Management program at North Central State College is designed to be an academically rigorous, highly practical, and immediately applicable course of study. This program provides students with the broad range of essential business skills, which are considered prerequisites to success and advancement by contemporary business organizations.
The necessity of a positive business ethical perspective is an underlying theme within this curriculum. Common ethical issues are interwoven and discussed within the study of the various technical disciplines of marketing, personnel management, and computerized information technology. Demand for successful business graduates comes from all segments of the economy. Non‐profit institutions, as well as profit‐oriented organizations in the manufacturing, service, transportation, healthcare, and government sector, continue to experience a growing need for personnel who possess essential business expertise. Students have the opportunity to complete a cooperative work experience to gain practical work experience.
The Business Management program at NC State provides an ideal foundation for those who seek the flexibility of obtaining an immediate marketable skill as well as the necessary academic prerequisites for advanced collegiate achievements at the baccalaureate level and beyond.
The Associate of Applied Business degree is awarded for the completion of this program. The long‐range plan for this department is reviewed, modified, and updated on an annual basis. The Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Distinguish and summarize basic accounting concepts
- Distinguish and summarize basic marketing concepts.
- Distinguish and summarize basic economic concepts.
- Distinguish and summarize basic management concepts.
- Identify and apply appropriate computer applications to record business data and presenting business information for operational use.
Business Mission Statement
The mission of the Business Department is to support the mission of the College by providing quality programs, delivering a curriculum that is current and relevant, and affording opportunities for professional growth for faculty and staff. The faculty in the disciplines within the department maintains close contact with practitioners to ensure the curriculum meets the demands of area employers with the help of the advisory committee. Each discipline maintains contacts with adjunct faculty who are often employed within their own area of specialization. All faculty members are involved in professional development activities and are constantly looking for new and innovative ideas to incorporate into their instructional delivery.
It is the expressed goal of the division to provide student-centered learning approaches that encourage logical thinking and creative techniques for problem-solving while promoting personal initiative, responsibility, perseverance, and respect for others.