Business Management

This program is the first important step in gaining college-level knowledge in the field of Business Management. Business Management is a highly practical, immediately applicable major, which builds upon foundational courses such as economics, management and marketing. Advanced courses can lead to specialized skills such as Project Management, Human Resources Management and Professional Sales. There is a strong emphasis on strengthening the student’s oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving. Students have the opportunity of completing a cooperative work experience to gain hands-on, real-world business experience.

Where You Could Go

NC State has over 40 agreements with four-year colleges and universities, to provide a smooth transition for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Through university partnerships, some four-year courses are also offered on the NC State campus or online. NC State has a unique 3+1 agreement with Franklin University allowing Business Management and Accounting graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree at the Kehoe Center. Additional transfer opportunities are also available.

Job Demand

The need for successful business graduates comes from all segments of the economy. Companies in manufacturing, service, transportation and government, along with non-profit organizations, continue to seek qualified business personnel.

Program Accreditation

This program is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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Graduate Testing

Graduates take the Major Field Test covering accounting, management, marketing and economics. The test is administered by Education Testing Services (ETS), the same company that oversees SAT testing. NC State graduates have scored in the top 15% of community college students taking this exam nationwide.

$61,902Average Yearly Salary

Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.

$63,368Average Yearly Salary

Investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of insurance company’s liability concerning personal, casualty, or property loss or damages, and attempt to effect settlement with claimants. Correspond with or interview medical specialists, agents, witnesses, or claimants to compile information. Calculate benefit payments and approve payment of claims within a certain monetary limit.

$39,109Average Yearly Salary

Authorize credit charges against customers’ accounts.