School of Business

At Chowan, we develop the ethical business leaders of tomorrow.  Building upon the strength of our Christian heritage, we empower our students by guiding them in the mastery of business theories, organizational skills, technical proficiencies, and critical analyses that prepare them for careers in the rapidly changing business world. 

“The School of Business at Chowan University is the best place to mold your character, potential, and professionalism.  The School allows every student an opportunity to reach their best through challenges, one-on-one faculty interaction, small groups, and the chance to find your own strengths.  I bleed Chowan blue because of the experiences in the School of Business that will forever impact my life and work ethic.” – Danielle Coleman, Class of 2013, B.S. in Business Administration, Concentration in Management, Minor in Accounting

Welcome to the School of Business

The School of Business at Chowan University envisions a business community of talented and ethical individuals with professional competencies enabling them to work cooperatively to compete successfully in the global marketplace.

The mission of the School of Business at Chowan University is to develop the ethical business leaders of tomorrow.  Building upon the strength of our Christian heritage, we empower our students by guiding them in the mastery of business theories, organizational skills, technical proficiencies, and critical analyses that prepare them for careers in the rapidly changing business world.

Our supportive faculty emphasizes teaching excellence, using a strong program of academic advisement to help students throughout their college careers. Founded in 1929, the School of Business at Chowan University is among the largest programs on campus because of this steadfast dedication.  The business faculty assists students in reaching their full potential as future business leaders.

Each business student is enrolled in a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree.  All students study the common professional component that comprises our Business Core Courses.

Beyond the Business Core, students choose a specialization in at least one of four areas.  These areas of Concentration are:

  • Accounting
  • Information Systems               
  • Management
  • Marketing

In addition, the School of Business offers minors, open to all university students.  Students majoring in Business Administration are encouraged to adopt a minor in an area beyond their Concentration.  These courses of study include:

  • Minor in Accounting
  • Minor in Economics
  • Minor in Information Systems        
  • Minor in Management
  • Minor in Marketing

The School of Business also offers two minors that are open only to students not majoring in Business Administration:     

  • Minor in Business Administration    

Visiting Executive Program

The School of Business Visiting Executive Program exists to expand the educational horizons of our students by providing the opportunity for interaction with upper-level business executives from a variety of business fields.  Each semester a different executive comes to campus to speak in classes, have a networking meal with a small group of students and the School of Business faculty, and speak at an assembly later in the day.  Since its inception, participants have included a former vice president of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, partners in a large accounting firm, president and upper management of a hospital, vice president of an international agricultural corporation, vice president of a large commercial construction firm with contracts throughout the southern and eastern US, a senior economic developer for the NC Department of Commerce, the Public Relations and Communications Manager for one of the largest manufacturers of biomass fuel in the US, and a Regional General Manager with Lowe’s.

Faculty

Gladys DeJesus, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Thomas Eisenmenger, MBA
Instructor in Information Systems
Audrey Griffin, PhD
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management
Mary Ann Howell, MBA
Instructor in Information Systems
Linda L. Miles, PhD
Dean, School of Business, Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Professor of Finance
Kevin Misenheimer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management
Hunter Taylor, MBA
Instructor in Business Administration
Patsy Taylor, MAEd
Associate Professor of Marketing
Shannon Williams, MBA, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting