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) Finance with concentrations in Finance, Finance/Accounting, or Risk Management and Insurance; (2) International Business; (3) Management; (4) Management Information Systems, (5) Marketing, and (6) 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, 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.
Similar to a minor program, the Belk College offers a certificate in “Business Entrepreneurship.” Primarily intended for non-business majors, this area of study teaches students basic business concepts in order to prepare them for business ownership. Visit the “Entrepreneurship Certificate” page for detailed information.