Business Administration


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The BSBA degree provides basic professional preparation for careers in business, government, and non-profit organizations, with specific focus on administration. In addition to the general education courses, students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (BSBA) take business core subjects which help them gain general business knowledge.

Department Mission:
The Department of Business, Accounting and Sport Management transforms students into competent professionals who contribute to the economic growth and development of Northeast North Carolina and beyond. We achieve this through classroom-based, online, and experiential learning, relevant research, and engagement with the community and key stakeholders.

We aspire to reach diverse students and increase their economic mobility while preparing them to be valuable members of the business community in northeastern North Carolina and beyond

All Business Administration majors must select an area of concentration: Economics & Finance, Management & Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Management Information Systems. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the ability to evaluate and make business decisions in changing competitive, economic, legal, political, social/cultural, and technology environments; familiarize themselves with the dynamics of the internal organization and operations of business firms; develop skills in identifying problems, issues, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats confronting business firms; acquire tools, methods, and techniques for analyzing and solving business problems and opportunities; and the ability to develop and implement strategies.

 The primary learning objectives for the Business Administration program are:

  • Application of critical thinking skills to business decisions
  • Recognition of ethical dilemmas in business and professional environments and demonstration social responsibility.
  • Application and use of fundamental principles from the core knowledge base of Business Administration specific to the areas of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, legal and social environment, management, marketing and qualitative business analysis.
  • Effective communication in both oral and written formats.

100% of students complete a 150 hours internship.

132 students have graduated from the Business Administration program in the last four years and have been either gainfully employed or have gone on to graduate schools.

Problem-based Learning Projects have been implemented in several classes. The approach allowed the students to learn through the experience of solving problems in a way that they learn both the content and the thinking strategies.

Experiential learning through internship and class projects have provided unique opportunities to promote teamwork and communications in workplaces.

Plan of Study
B.S. in Business Administration


Economics & Finance

Management & Entrepreneurship

Marketing & MIS

ECSU has a 2+2 Online degree completion program that provides flexibility for student schedules. This agreement is ONLY with the following regional community colleges with the indicated Associates of Applied Science degree.

  • PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Associate in Applied Science: General Business Administration
  • EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Associate in Applied Science: General Business Administration

These articulation agreements allow students, who have completed an associate degree in business administration the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree at ECSU, completely online.

Primary Contact: Dr. Debjani Kanjilal

Secondary Contact: Dr. Kungpo Tao

  • Financial Manager
  • Business Manager
  • HR Specialists
  • Marketing Director
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Retail Sales/Store Manager
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Facilties Manager
  • Entrepreneur

The average salary ranges from $50,600 to $87,850, depending upon geographical location, further preparation, and certification during or upon graduation. See Department of Labor website for salary guides of business administration professionals. Department of Labor:


Entrepreneurship Club

Viking Finance Investment Club

 Beta Gamma Sigma:
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors.

Beta Alpha Psi:
Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses and chapters aar AACSB and/or EQUIS accredited.

Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest honor societies which recognizes scholastic attainment and honors outstanding achievements in Economics. Currently it has 696 chapters all around the world.

Delta Mu Delta:
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well being of its individual members and the business community through life-time membership.

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition


Proctoring Fees

Possible depending upon proctors

Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated

Yes, Junior or Senior years and No fees

Laboratory fees associated with the course(s)? Yes or No


Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No


Membership fees associated with academic program? Yes or No



The programs in Business Administration, Accounting and Sport Management are AACSB Accredited (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

AACSB International accredits the business administration program. The accreditation is a gold standard in business education, which endorses that the Department is committed to fulfilling its mission and continues to sustain and improve the educational quality of its undergraduate degree program. Only a limited number of schools are accredited by AACSB using the business standards of AACSB International as interpreted by its peer review team(s), accreditation committees, and the Board of Directors.




Department Chair

Debjani Kanjilal, Ph.D.

Professor, Economics  
213 Williams Hall  
Campus Box 781  
Phone: (252)335-3188  
Fax: (252)335-3491