The Belk College offers three undergraduate degrees with a variety of majors and concentrations available. Each area of study provides students with exceptional preparation for a career in business. Detailed information about the major requirements for each degree, are available on the “Majors” page. Visit the “Advising” page to learn more about admission requirements, academic planning, and other important student resources.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (B.S. degree)
Accounting information is critical for the successful management of any business organization. The role of accounting is to provide the highest quality information to managers so they can make the wisest possible fiscal decisions. For this reason, many say that accounting is the “language of business.” This degree provides a foundation in accounting and may be followed by the Master of Accountancy program to provide academic preparation for the CPA designation.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A degree)
This degree provides students with a foundational understanding of the functional areas in business. Students must select one of the following majors to complete the B.S.B.A. degree: (1) Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics; (2) Finance with concentrations in Finance, Finance/Accounting, or Risk Management and Insurance; (3) International Business; (4) Management with concentrations in Organizational Management or Talent Management; (5) Management Information Systems with concentrations in Management Information Systems, Business Intelligence and Analytics or Systems Analysis, (6) Marketing with concentrations in General Marketing or Marketing Analytics, and (7) Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S. degree)
Economics is the study of the way society uses its limited resources to produce the goods and services that it needs. Economists are employed by businesses to study market problems, make predictions concerning market trends, and analyze how the overall economic system will affect a particular industry. Economists working in government analyze public policy issues, such as taxation, labor markets, welfare, international trade, and transportation. This degree teaches students the logical method of analyzing trade-offs involved in the decision making process. Students may choose either a Business emphasis or a Liberal Arts emphasis.
The Belk College offers minors in Economics, International Management, Management Information Systems, and Operations and Supply Chain Management. A “minor” is a selection of courses from a major program that provides students with a basic understanding of the subject. Minors are a complement to a student’s major and help broaden marketability after graduation. Visit the "Minors" page for detailed information.
Non Business and Visiting Student Course requests
Students accepted as non business majors and visiting students wishing to enroll in Business courses must obtain authorization in order to register for the course. Please contact: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for assistance.
INFO 2130 CREDIT BY EXAM
The Department of Business Information Systems and Operations Management is offering the opportunity to earn Credit by Exam for INFO 2130, Introduction to Business Computing, on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm in Friday 280.
Credit by Exam forms must be submitted by Monday, March 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm to the Belk College Advising Center (Friday 368) for review.
Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the course are not eligible to take the exam. In addition, students that have received a grade in INFO 2130, including a “D” or “F” in the course, are not eligible to take the exam. Students who have earned a “D” or “F” in the course must repeat the course in order to earn a “C” or better.
INFO 2130 “Credit by Exam” will be awarded to students earning a grade of 80% or higher on a cumulative exam for the course administered on this date. This offer provides you the option of attempting to earn “Credit by Exam” instead of taking the semester-long course. If you pass the exam, you will earn three hours of academic credit for INFO 2130, a required course for all business majors.
A successful passing grade requires significant study time. Please utilize all study materials. To view study tools for the credit by exam visit: INFO 2130 credit by exam site
- Submit credit by exam form by Monday, March 13, 2017 by 5:00 pm to the Belk College Advising Center (Friday 368) for review.
- All signed forms will be available for pickup on 2 days only: March 15, 2017 from 1:00-5:00 pm and March 16, 2016 8:00-12:00 pm. A photo ID will be required to pick up your signed form.
- Payment process: Take the completed and signed form to the Cashier’s Office (Second floor, Reese Building) during business hours on March 15 and March 16, 2017. Pay the $15.00 course fee at this office. The cashier will acknowledge your payment in the cashier’s box on the form.
- Present the completed form to the test administrator upon entering the room on Friday, March 17, 2017 for your exam
The test administrator will record your grade on the form. You will be contacted by email about your grade by Undergraduate Programs. If you pass the exam, the completed form, with your Exam Grade, will be sent to the Registrar’s Office. The 3 hour credit for INFO 2130 will then be posted to your academic record.
There is no negative impact on your GPA or official academic transcript, should you not pass the credit by exam. You simply would need to take the course at a future date.