CSB's degree in accountancy meets the requirements of the State of North Carolina. Majors pursue careers in public accounting, industry, governmental and not-for-profit entities and positions requiring managerial and analytical skills. Accountants provide a range of services: auditing, tax assistance, financial planning, and managerial and technical assistance in non-accounting situations.
Students in economics may use it to enter into a variety of fields such as economics, law, business and health care. Our graduates can be found as small business owners, lawyers, financial analysts and traders from Wall Street to Main Street, bankers, international currency traders, Ph.D. economists, government officials, corporate executives, venture capital specialists and controllers
Students are prepared for new venture creation and careers with existing businesses with an entrepreneurial focus. 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.
The program consists of three separate but related areas: business finance, investments and financial institutions. It prepares students for careers in corporate financial management, investments and securities business and management of banking and non-banking financial institutions. It addresses issues such as the best way to finance firm assets and how to form successful stock portfolios.
People are a company's greatest asset, and managers should take proactive steps to keep their workforce satisfied and motivated. The HR option equips students with the skills needed to maximize the efforts and productivity of human resources through recruitment and retention, organizational design, training and development, diversity, performance management and assessment.
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 graduates. Students use technology to assist organi-
zations to be more productive. IS grads are problem solvers. The program stresses a high component of hands-on skills and internships.
Opportunities in firms entering, or expanding into the growing global economy abound for students focusing in International Business. 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.
To be effective organizational leaders, managers need the capability to plan and implement strategies for success. 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.
Marketers determine consumer needs and translate those needs into products and services. Marketing is a career-oriented major that requires analytical abilities, logic, communication skills and creativity. Career opportunities include: professional selling, advertising, services marketing, retailing, hospitality, internet marketing, marketing research and healthcare marketing.
Operations students will be analysts of business processes, design production systems, implement quality control systems, and possess the ability to communicate other managers and employees. Careers include: operations manager, production scheduler, quality control expert and inventory manager and as specialists in production, operations, and service organizations.
The IT program develops students’ skills in the critical and practical understanding of information technology and prepares them for information technology-related work and/or further study at the graduate level. It provides a foundation for information technology professionals to have a perspective of the rapidly expanding and evolving science of technology and how it can support business activities.