Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023) 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Business

The Department of Business offers a four-year degree program in Business Administration.  The B.S. in Business Administration  degree program is designed for students seeking traditional careers in business and offers areas of emphasis in Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  The Department also offers minors in  Business Administration  , Entrepreneurship  , Human Resource Management  , Professional Accountancy  and Sport Management .

Mission of the Department of Business

The Mission of the Department of Business at Concord University is to transform our students into competent and responsible business leaders through high quality teaching and personalized advising, while stimulating their academic and service zeal.  Business faculty engage in active research and service to ensure that our graduates are ready to take on the challenges of the business world.

Values of the Department of Business

The overarching goal of the Department of Business is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. We nurture learning and intellectual development for both students and faculty. 

The faculty’s primary responsibilities to the students are instructing, advising, and mentoring.  Faculty are also expected to enhance learning through scholarly activities and professional development.  The students’ primary responsibilities are the pursuit of a business education and a commitment to the learning process.  Service activities of our students and faculty include but are not limited to contributions to the Department of Business, the University, and the regional community.

The Value Propositions for the Department of Business are:

  1. To provide rigorous degree programs that both students and the market demand. 
  2. To be the preferred business program, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in Southern West Virginia and Western Virginia, characterized by excellent teaching and high levels of student achievement as defined by the faculty, the business community, and national standards.
  3. To maintain academically and professionally prepared faculty.
  4. To continually improve curricula to remain relevant to market requirements.
  5. To provide career planning and advice for students.
  6. To provide global exposure for students. 
  7. To provide a learning environment with real-world applications.
  8. To prepare students to meet the challenges of earning and maintaining professional certifications.
  9. To meet the challenges of providing socially responsible degree programs.

ACBSP Professional Accreditation 

The Department of Business at Concord University is accredited by ACBSP – Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (www. acbsp.org), a global business accrediting body.  ACBSP is an association of educational institutions dedicated to supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence in business education. ACBSP accreditation distinguishes institutions as committed to continuous improvement that ensures our business program will give students the skills employers want.  (acbsp.org/page/accreditation-overview)

Additional Program Enhancements

The Business Administration program offers options to satisfy the following: Concord’s Honors Program, Independent Studies courses, Interdisciplinary degrees, McNair Scholars research, and distance learning and online courses. Details of these programs and courses are contained in other sections of this Catalog.

Business Symposium Series for Students

The Department of Business offers a series of symposia organized around a variety of current business topics. Attendance at symposia is a means by which the Department can provide students with an enhanced understanding of business through their interactions with presenters.

In order to matriculate with a degree in Business Administration, students must attend at least 2 symposia in both their junior and senior years; thus, attendance at a total of 4 symposia is required for graduation. Information about times and dates can be obtained from the Department Office, the Department student email listserv, the Department website, or in local news.

If a student cannot attend a symposia due to scheduling conflicts, they may access the events from the Department’s website under the News & Events menu.