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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Concentrations in the B.S.B.A. Degree

Accounting programs provide foundational knowledge in accounting theory and practice, tax law, auditing, financial communication, and ethics. Graduates can pursue careers in public accounting, industry, governmental and non-profit entities, and more.

Accountants provide a range of services: auditing, tax assistance, financial planning, and managerial and technical assistance in non-accounting situations. Our degree in accountancy meets North Carolina licensing requirements.

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This major allows students to focus on using analytical skills across disciplines to improve business decision making and fill a growing void in the workforce.

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Our Economics concentration allows students to combine the knowledge of economics with a variety of business skills. As a result, our graduates develop a wide variety of skillsets. Many UNCW graduates have become business owners, lawyers, financial analysts, bankers, international currency traders, government officials, executives, or venture capital specialists.

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With an entrepreneurial focus, undergraduate students prepare for new venture creation and careers with existing businesses. Students are challenged to pursue development of their own business ideas and opportunities or seek careers with emerging ventures as a form of apprenticeship prior to starting their own venture.

Coursework is geared toward building the skillset needed for a successful entrepreneur.

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The program consists of three separate but related areas: business finance, investments, and financial institutions. A concentration in finance helps students develop the new skills required to work in all areas of finance like asset management, corporate financial management, investments and securities, and management of financial institutions. It addresses issues such as the best way to finance firm assets and how to form successful stock portfolios.

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FinTech provides a foundation in finance and exposure to coding and how technology is impacting the world of finance. The FinTech concentration prepares students for careers in finance, investments, and operational support of financial institutions. The courses emphasize a foundation in finance and an exposure to technical skills.

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People are a company's greatest asset, and managers should take proactive steps to keep their workforce satisfied and motivated. A concentration in human resources equips students with the skills needed to maximize the efforts and productivity of HR departments through recruitment, retention, organizational design, training and development, diversity, performance management and assessment.  Coursework is aligned to the body of knowledge identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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IS graduates are in high demand in today's business world. Systems analysts, application and web development, software testing, end user support, and systems consulting are a few of the jobs typically offered to graduates. Students use technology to help organizations become more productive. The program stresses a high component of problem-solving, hands-on skills, and internships.

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Opportunities in firms entering, or expanding into the growing global economy abound for students focusing in International Business (IB). Businesses engaged in activities such as manufacturing, importing/exporting and transportation, seek graduates of this program. Students may take advantage of UNCW's worldwide affiliation to study abroad.

Coursework from all business disciplines is incorporated into this concentration to prepare well rounded students. Students may choose a specialization in IB to customize their degree.

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To be effective organizational leaders, managers need skills in planning and executing strategies for success. With a concentration in management and leadership, students are prepared for the competitive behavior in business organizations. Emphasis is placed on ethical decision making, global perspective, interpersonal capabilities, environmental analysis, business forecasting, leadership skills, goal setting, and governance.

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Marketing identifies and assesses the needs of consumer and commercial markets while focusing on the process of creating, communication, and delivering value to customers. Marketing is a data-driven, career-oriented major that requires analytical abilities, communication skills, and creativity. Career opportunities include: marketing research analyst, digital marketing, and services marketing.

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This specialized program empowers students by providing them with the knowledge and real-world experience necessary for a career in sales. Students learn every stage of the sales process, from prospecting to relationship development, and the skill set required to manage and lead a sales effort. Students graduate prepared for success in the fascinating and lucrative field of sales.

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A concentration in real estate provides students with a foundation of business courses and skills useful in the real estate industry. These courses include professional selling, regional economics and prepare students to understand and succeed in the world of real estate, especially residential real estate.

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Major in Supply Chain Management (SCM) if you get excited about understanding how products and services are created and delivered to the consumer. Our SCM majors help firms be more productive, efficient and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.

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Nontraditional students who are unable to satisfy the requirements of the other business concentrations because of their full-time occupation may, with prior approval of the Dean’s Office, select seven three-credit hour CSB undergraduate courses numbered 300 and above. A grade of C- or better is required in the 21 hours of coursework approved for this option. Students who pursue this option may not complete a second concentration.

UNCW Joint Bachelor of Science Programs

You will learn how to identify & reduce the risk of cyber threats. This program will help you understand how to recognize, prevent & respond to cybersecurity issues. You will gain key skills & career opportunities through our courses. 

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The IT program develops skills in the critical and practical understanding of information technology while preparing them for information technology-related work. Additionally, undergraduate students can choose further study at the graduate level.

A degree in information technology provides a foundation for IT professionals to gain perspective on the rapidly changing and evolving science of technology and how it can support business activities.

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Minor Programs

This minor provides students with an overview of business skills and knowledge and is open to non-business majors only. Students can enhance any career path with the skills gained and bring value to a company or organization.

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The Accountancy and Business Law minor provides non-CSB majors a foundation of financial and legal knowledge that can be applied in their chosen field of study. The minor core curriculum (16 hours) provides a strong foundation for maintaining financial records, utilizing financial information for managerial decision making, and understanding the legal environment of business.

The minor elective course (3 hours) allows students to explore either (1) the income tax implications of personal and business decisions, or (2) the commercial legal environment, including topics such as contracts, sales and warranties, and debtor and creditor rights.

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There are more than 700K cybersecurity workforce shortages in the US. Our Cybersecurity minor is open to any UNCW student and can be added to enhance their degree in any programs of study.

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The Economics minor is offered to non-business students. This minor provides students the opportunity to complement any degree with a background in economics.

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Students pursuing a non-business major are encouraged to add this minor should they have specific entrepreneurial goals within their discipline. These students gain a broad overview of the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurial ventures.

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