Management education at North Carolina Central University can be traced to the year 1910, when the institution first opened its doors to students. University documents indicate that plans were drafted during the 1926-27 academic year for the establishment of a professional School of Commerce. An unprecedented growth in student interest and enrollment caused university officials to plan the establishment of a professional school devoted to studies in business administration and management. On July 1, 1972, the Department of Business and Economics separated from the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences and became the School of Business.
Q. Why NCCU?
A. "When I decided to further my education, my primary goal was to become a healthcare administrator. After working eight years in the field I felt my management skills would be enriched by my hands-on experience."
Q. Experiential Learning
A. "The experiential learning project gave me the opportunity to see how a large institution works. As a work-study student I was able to craft my own job description and broaden my exposure to all areas of the student aid process."
Q. What do you enjoy most about NCCU business school?
A. "I love my classes, but my favorite part of my educational experience is the forums, where management professionals speak to students. Listening to the success stories of all of the business leaders is motivating and inspires me to excel."
Q. What has been your most valuable lesson?
A. "Networking. It is one of the keys to a successful career, whether it is for a new job, a new opportunity as an entrepreneur, internal networking for a promotion or finding a mentor. Expanding your network will always serve you well."
B.S. Business Administration, 1977
President, Dow Coating Solutions, Midland, Mich.
"North Carolina Central University is a very competitive business school. It provides a quality education with unique advantages such as its location in the Research Triangle, small classes, student diversity, global focus and a holistic education that provides growth of the mind and spirit. I highly recommend it to any young person seeking a great education that will impact them for life."