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2017-2018 General Catalog

School of Business and Industry


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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&M University is to produce graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry, and commerce.  This is achieved by:

  • Providing innovative academic, professional development, and internship experiences in an enlightened, ethical, and stimulating student-centered learning environment.
  • Developing, supporting, and creating opportunities for a diverse qualified faculty and staff committed to “excellence with caring” through high-quality teaching, relevant intellectual contributions, and meaningful service.
  • Creating an environment in which shared governance, collegiality, openness, respect for others, and individual and mutual responsibility and accountability flourish.
  • Embracing the University’s historic mission of educating African Americans while recruiting students of all races and ethnic origins with strong academic backgrounds committed to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Developing new, and expanding existing, creative partnerships with alumni, and private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement by acquiring and developing the necessary human, physical, financial, and technological resources to maintain our competitive edge.

Values Statement

We value a work and learning environment that is based on professionalism, responsibility, accountability, respect, trust, pride, ethics, integrity, caring, excellence, knowledge, research, and service.

Vision Statement

The School of Business and Industry aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally as a preeminent center of excellence in business.

General Requirements for Undergraduate Business Majors

The School of Business and Industry’s undergraduate learning goals include the following:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Content/Discipline Knowledge Skills
  • Ethical Understanding
  • Global Perspective
  • Teamwork Skills

The School’s curriculum management process results in undergraduate degree programs that produce learning experiences in management-specific knowledge and skills areas such as:

  • Ethical and legal responsibilities in organizations and society.
  • Financial theories, analysis, reporting and markets.
  • Creation of value through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information.
  • Group and individual dynamics in organizations.
  • Statistical data analysis and management science as they support decision-making processes throughout an organization.
  • Information technologies as they influence the structure and processes of organizations and economics, and as they influence the roles and techniques of management.
  • Domestic and global economic environments of organizations.
  • Other management-specific knowledge and abilities as identified by the School (see curriculum requirements on the following pages).

Program Objective

The objective of the Bachelor of Science program is to produce graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry, and commerce. SBI undergraduates are capable of performing effectively and advancing within a variety of organizations and are prepared to pursue advanced degrees here and elsewhere to realize their academic aspirations and further their career goals.

Administration and Faculty

SBI Administration

Dean School of Business and Industry: Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Assistant Dean: Davis, Bobby
Department Chair, Accounting and Finance: Bates, Ira
Department Chair, Management and Marketing: Nwakanma, Hudson
Department Chair, Information Systems and Operations
Management: Nkansah, Paul
Department Chair, Economics and Professional Leadership
Development: Williams, Deedgra
Director, Office of Student Services: Williams, Felicia

SBI Faculty

Ashley, Clyde
Bailey, Kelley
Bates, Ira
Black, Jason
Campbell, Michael
Charles, Atira
Cole, Dwayne
Collins, Jennifer
Daniels, Rudolph
Davis, Bobby
Drumming, Saundra
Green, Kalena
Etienne, Eisenhower
Farmer, Errick
Farmer, Kelvin
Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Gipson, Cindy
Guirand, Bernadette
Henderson, Harold
Hightower, Roscoe
Hill, Aretha
Holloman, Derek
Holmes Nelson, Yvette
Houston Turner, Rashada
Islam, Mahzar
Jackson, Annette
Johnson, Nathaniel
Karesh, Cynthia
Kinchlow, Gina
March, Samique
McKenzie, Deanna
Murphy, Angela
Nkansah, Paul
Nwakanma, Hudson
Oguledo, Victor
Osagie, Johnston
Pyne, Samuel
Ravenell, William
Reeder, Craig
Ridley, A. Denis
Rosier, Kenyatta
Shabazz, Daaim
Shrestha, Nanda
Smith, Wilbur
Sutterfield, J. Scott
Swirsky, Steven
White, LaTanya
Williams, Deedgra
Wilson, Richard

Undergraduate Programs

Accounting and Business Administration

Bachelor of Science Admission Requirements
Admissions requirements are determined by the School’s Recruitment, Admission, Retention, and Progression Committee and approved by the SBI Faculty.

First-Time-In College (FTIC) Students
FTIC students interested in business or accounting are admitted to Pre-Business or Pre-Accounting. Any student interested in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with program major Facilities Management, Economics, Economics minor in Business or Bachelor of Arts in Economics programs are admitted directly into the major as indicated on the student’s application for admission based on meeting the University’s (FAMU) admission criteria.

Transfer Students
Students applying to transfer into SBI on the basis of college coursework completed at another school or college (inside or outside of Florida A&M University) are admitted into Pre-Business or Pre-Accounting if they do not qualify to transfer into one of SBI’s degree programs.

III. Exiting Pre-Business or Pre-Accounting to the Accounting or Business Administration Degree Programs

To exit Pre-Business or Pre-Accounting and enter one of SBI’s degree programs, students must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  • Earn at least 52 semester credit hours of college-level coursework.
  • Attain good academic standing with the University (not under an academic warning or on academic probation and not under academic suspension).
  • Complete the University’s Gordon Rule general education requirements and Foreign Language requirement.
  • Complete the pre-major common course prerequisites (listed below or their equivalents) with grade of B or better in three (3) of the courses and no less than a grade of C or better in each of the other four (4) courses. The courses are as follows:

ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles (3)  
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles (3)  
ECO 2013 Principles Of Economics I (3)  
ECO 2023 Principles Of Economics II (3) 
MAC 2233 Business Calculus (3)  
QMB 2100 Quantitative Methods & Business Decisions I (3)  
MAN 2543 Introduction To Business Systems (3)  

  • Submit an application to the Office of Student Services for admission to SBI’s Professional MBA program or one of the School’s Bachelor of Science programs in Accounting or Business Administration.

While in Pre-Business or Pre-Accounting, students have restricted access to upper-division (3000-4000) business courses. Specifically, unless granted a special waiver by the Dean’s Office, they are prohibited from taking more than 18 credit hours of accounting and introductory upper-division business courses (excluding credit hours repeated under the University’s grade forgiveness policy).

Curriculum Update Policy

The SBI administration and faculty recognize their responsibility to:

  1. Upgrade the curriculum to assure that students acquire the most current and relevant training possible. If changes are necessary, every effort will be made to substitute rather than add requirements to the student’s curriculum. The assurance of well-prepared graduates will always be the controlling concern.
  2. Produce graduates that are academically, ethically, and professionally prepared to accept the challenges of the current and future business profession. Consequently, the School of Business and Industry reserves the right to withhold the recommendation for graduation of any student who does not conform to these expectations.

Curriculum Requirements

All classes applied toward graduation must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.  See your advisor for approved course sequences.

MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MINIMUM OVERALL GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.00 TO REGISTER FOR AN ACADEMIC OVERLOAD (more than 18 credit hours).  PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FROM CHAIRPERSON and DEAN BEFORE REGISTERING.  NON-COMPLIANCE WILL RESULT IN STUDENTS BEING ADMINISTRATIVELY WITHDRAWN FROM CLASS(ES) WITH TUITION AND FEE LIABILITY.

SPECIALIZED BUSINESS ACCREDITATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Accredited Degree Programs

Degree

Business Administration

Baccalaureate

Master of Business Administration

Master’s

Accounting

Baccalaureate

Economics

Baccalaureate

 

International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation

Facility Management (FM) Accredited Degree Program

Degree

Business Administration with a Program Major in Facilities Management

Baccalaureate

School of Business and Industry Graduate Programs

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A & M University is to produce graduates capable of excelling as future leaders in global business, industry, and commerce. This is achieved by:

Providing innovative academics, professional development, and internship experiences in an enlightened, ethical, and stimulating student-centered learning environment.

  • Developing, supporting, and creating opportunities for a diverse qualified faculty and staff committed to “Excellence With Caring” through high-quality teaching, relevant intellectual contributions and meaningful service.
  • Creating an environment in which shared governance, collegiality, openness, respect for others, and individual and mutual responsibility and accountability flourish.
  • Embracing the University’s historic mission of educating African Americans while recruiting students of all races and ethnic origins with strong academic backgrounds committed to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Developing new and expanding existing, creative partnerships with alumni and private and public stakeholders to maintain the relevance and currency of our academic programs.
  • Promoting an environment of continuous improvement by acquiring and developing the necessary human, physical, financial, and technological resources to maintain our competitive edge.

Values Statement

We value a work and learning environment that is based on professionalism, responsibility, accountability, respect, trust, pride, ethics, integrity, caring, excellence, knowledge, research, and service.

Vision Statement

The School of Business and Industry aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally as a preeminent center of excellence in business.

Learning Goals of Master’s of Business Administration Programs

The School of Business and Industry’s Online MBA learning goals include the following:

  • Analytical and quantitative problem solving skills
  • Management skills for a global business environment
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ethical leadership decision-making skills
  • Strategic thinking skills

 

SPECIALIZED BUSINESS ACCREDITATIONS FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Accredited Graduate Degree Programs

Degree

Master of Business Administration

Master’s

 

Policies

1. Responsible, professional conduct is required of all SBI students.
2. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in all required graduate courses.
3. SBI strictly enforces the University’s attendance policy.

Faculty

SBI Administration

Dean School of Business and Industry: Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Assistant Dean: Davis, Bobby
Department Chair, Accounting and Finance: Bates, Ira
Department Chair, Management and Marketing: Nwakanma, Hudson
Department Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management: Nkansah, Paul
Department Chair, Economics and Professional Leadership Development: Wilson, Richard
Director, Office of Student Services: Williams, Felicia

Graduate Academic and Professional Faculty

Ashley, Clyde
Bailey, Kelley
Bates, Ira
Black, Jason
Campbell, Michael
Charles, Atira
Cole, Dwayne
Collins, Jennifer
Daniels, Rudolph
Davis, Bobby
Drumming, Saundra
Etienne, Eisenhower
Farmer, Errick
Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
Hightower, Roscoe
Hill, Aretha
Holloman, Derek
Islam, Mahzar
Jackson, Annette
Johnson, Nathaniel
Murphy, Angela
Nkansah, Paul
Nwakanma, Hudson
Oguledo, Victor
Okoye, Ifeakandu
Osagie, Johnston
Ravenell, William
Ridley, A. Denis
Shabazz, Daaim
Shrestha, Nanda
Smith, Wilbur
Sutterfield, J. Scott
Swirsky, Steven
Williams, Deedgra
Wilson, Richard

Programs

    Bachelor’s DegreeMaster’s Degree

    Courses

      AccountingBusinessBusiness LawEconomicsPage: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

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