The Accounting Department curriculum at North Greenville University will provide you with the necessary accounting and business courses to be eligible, pursuant to South Carolina law, to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. Your courses will allow you to experience a substantial opportunity in the various aspects of public, private, and not-for-profit entities.
Internship - You will have the opportunity to apply the accounting principles learned during the comprehensive accounting program in the Accounting Directed Internship class. Previous students have participated in the (VITA) IRS Voluntary Income Tax Assistance program, private practices with current CPAs, local businesses, and governmental entities and industries. Some of the accounting graduates have even become employed by the company that provided the internship.
Each Accounting Department faculty member has earned a graduate degree and has a broad background of accounting and business experience. These real-life experiences are shared with our students to reinforce and illustrate applications of classroom instruction
- Satisfy requirements of South Carolina Law to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination.
- Begin to earn accounting experience hours (after completion of the accounting curriculum) that will lead to becoming licensed as a CPA.
- Develop critical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
- Participate in individual presentation opportunities.
- Be involved in group or team activities in most classes
- Experience real-life applications of classroom instruction that some of our previous accounting graduates have continued with employment after graduation.
The Business Administration Departmentís curriculum at NGU has been developed to provide students with an academic foundation in business, accounting, analytics, and economics, which will prepare them with the academic skills to obtain positions in all types of businesses.
Your studies will begin with foundational courses on business, algebra, statistics, and sciences and then progress to advanced courses in business law, accounting, economics, ethics, human resource management, marketing, organizational management, operations management. Finally, your coursework will culminate with a course in business strategy.
Internships - Students in the business administration degree program will participate in an internship experience similar to the type of career they have chosen for their future. This experience will enable them to apply the knowledge and skills learned in their academic preparation. They will observe business professionals at work and understand how they function on the job, while also learning how knowledge and skills are integrated into the professional work environment. They will be able to perform, under supervision, a variety of management duties assigned to them by a practicing business manager. Lastly, they will also develop confidence in their academic preparation and learn new skills through evaluations conducted by their on-site supervisor and the NGU internship supervisor.
Work Study - Each semester, the Business Administration Department offers students the opportunity to serve as assistants to the faculty members. The benefits to the students include learning how an office functions, interacting with faculty in a non-classroom setting, and seeing more business functions than they do in the classroom.
Most Business Administration Department faculty members at NGU hold doctoral degrees in the business field. The adjunct faculty all hold master's degrees, with one having a Juris Doctorate and another also having a doctorate in German.
All of the business administration faculty members have numerous experiences in various areas of business. With their academic education and business experience, they are able to provide students with business theory and practical applications. They each seek for their students to graduate and be successful in their endeavors.
- List the various sources from which job applicants can be drawn, their relative advantages and disadvantages, and the methods for evaluating them.
- Evaluate human resources planning and staffing and understand how training can contribute to a company's business strategy.
- Have a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law that apply to business transactions and contracts, as well as understand the function and methods of operation of courts and governmental administrative agencies.
- Understand the importance of strategy execution in an organization and the impact of culture and leadership on that strategy.
- Understand the role of and develop a strategy for an organization.
The curriculum within the International Business Department at NGU is designed to prepare the student to engage in all Business operations on the International and domestic front. Students will be able to understand currency and stock trading on international exchanges, short- and long-term investment strategies, and business operations. They will understand the different nuances of processes across different countries.
The program aims to help the student acquire the skills essential to success in all facets of business both international and domestic. Beyond the standard requirements of understanding general business, there is added gaining knowledge of the operations of international capital and currency markets, the impact of legal structures and cultures, and how they affect business.
The international business program concludes with the potential for you to engage in an overseas internship to enhance your business skills and improve your language skills.
Internship - Students will gain field experience with a professional, on-site internship.
Oral presentation - Students will engage in several oral presentations in the context of a business format proposal, where they will be in business-appropriate dress and explain and then follow up with a question and answer session from faculty and peers.
Individual business analysis - Students will analyze and evaluate existing businesses, both small, medium, and large; outline the strengths and weaknesses of the businesses; advance proposals of how the businesses could improve; and then evaluate the potential pitfalls of their own proposals.
Team project and presentation - Students will engage together to assign job positions by the group internally to learn to succeed as a unit with their own decisions.
The International Business Department faculty members hold doctorates, with dissertations on the field of international integration. All of the core classes are taught by faculty who hold doctorates in their respective fields. All members of the College of Business and Sport Professions integrate faith in the Lord into the curriculum, as well. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their faith in the international marketplace.
- Explain the importance and the role of culture in business decision-making.
- Test your entrepreneurial leadership in strategic decision-making in cross-cultural markets.
- Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts applicable to the international business community.
- Use knowledge and skills indicative of one who is prepared to enter the international business workforce.
The marketing program of study at NGU has been designed for breadth and depth. Our program strategically prepares graduates so that they may apply their education to many areas of marketing within any area of business or industry, thus increasing opportunities for employment.
In addition to beginning classes that provide a solid foundation in marketing then leading to common classes taught at all accredited business schools, our program offers valuable extras. Some of the extras we focus on include courses not commonly offered in undergraduate programs of marketing. Examples of these courses include Branding, Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Communications, and Event Promotion and Planning, just to name a few.
Furthermore, most senior-level courses include real-world projects. Our students gain valuable application experience by completing projects for real companies in advertising, research, nonprofit, and strategy courses. Practical application of the marketing program culminates with required directed internships.
Student Marketing Association (SMA) - As a student-led organization, SMA equips members with learning and connections that will assist them in their professional careers. Members are exposed to the variety of marketing career opportunities through speakers, workshops, and field trips. Students can grow their professional network, pursue leadership positions, enhance their resume, and also explore career opportunities as a result of membership.
Directed Internship in Marketing course - Practical application of the marketing program culminates with a directed internship for academic credit in the final semester of the senior year for all marketing majors. Students benefit from a supervised business work setting in marketing, where they gain additional education and practical experience. Internships vary between three, six, nine, or 12 credit hours. This represents either 120, 240, 360, or 480 physical hours of actual work at the internship site in one semester. The internship can lead to a permanent position or at the very least real job experience and references for the student's first position after graduation.
E-commerce project - Marketing students receive hands-on website development training and experience at NGU. In building a basic webpage, you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable technical skills while illustrating creativity in building content as it relates to future business aspirations, hobbies, or personal interests.
Marketing Department faculty members at NGU are diverse in their backgrounds and education. All have had substantial experience in business and industry before seeking a career in academia. As servant leaders, our faculty members love the Lord and want to utilize their unique backgrounds to mentor as well as educate young adults. Fifty percent of the full-time faculty in the marketing department hold a doctorate. The remainder hold at least a master's degree, which brings substantial education and real-world marketing experience to the classroom. Some of the areas of extensive expertise include information systems and technology, nonprofits, international relations, and management.
- Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of marketing concepts applicable to the business world.
- Analyze and design strategic marketing plans by applying advanced principles of problem-solving.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of cross-functional aspects of business.
- Exercise ethics in all areas of business.
- Communicate effectively with strong writing, speaking, discussion, team, and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in today's competitive global markets.