Department of Business

Department Programs

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The B.A. in Business allows students to pursue a Business degree that has fewer technical requirements than a traditional Business Administration degree program.
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Business Administration
All students study the common professional component that comprises our Business Core Courses.Beyond the Business Core, Bachelor of Science, students choose a specialization in at least one of five areas.
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Business Administration, Accounting
Our graduates pursue careers in public accounting, managerial accounting, financial advisory services, and banking.
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Business Administration, E-Commerce
The Program combines elements of information systems, marketing, and management to equip the students with the skills they will need to be successful in E-Commerce. 
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Business Administration, Information Systems
Information Systems professionals manage the networks of hardware and software used to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data.
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Business Administration, Management
Organizations are increasing the level of responsibility for all employees, making it critical for people entering the job market to have strong management skills.
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Business Administration, Marketing
Positions include sales, advertising, public relations, retailing, market research, corporate marketing, internet marketing, and customer relations.
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Business and Design
It prepares both business and graphic design students to run their own businesses and to acquire the added skills in both areas when working for companies.
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Students who are interested in a career path in cybersecurity will want to consider adding our cybersecurity minor to your existing program.
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Chowan University offers a 24 credit-hour economics minor.
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The School of Business helped create a strong foundation for me to build off of after graduating from Chowan. The faculty and staff cared about my growth as a business professional as well as an individual. I think of my time in The School of Business often and am incredibly grateful for the teachers and professors that have poured into my life, as well as the classmates I was surrounded by. I have been working for a trucking company called Eagle Express Lines since April of 2019. We are one of the largest contractors for the US Postal Service, hauling mail all across the country. My role as a Contract Specialist is to negotiate pricing for our contracts. It is a mix between a customer service representative and a sales account manager. Since graduating from Chowan I got married to Jamie McNicholas in August of 2019. We currently reside in Crown Point, Indiana, and run a small soccer coaching company together called NW Soccer Network.
Alyssa “Lulu” Born McNicholas ’19  |  Contract Specialist


The Department 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 Department 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, a Vice President & City Manager for the State Employees’ Credit Union, Director of Sales at US Cellular, an entrepreneur who profitably created, developed and sold multiple companies, a 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.

Business Awards & Honors


Since its charter in 1966, the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter at Chowan has provided an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge and skills. PBL itself began in 1958 and is dedicated to advancing the educational and career opportunities for students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.  Chowan PBL members compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills during the annual State Leadership Conference.  The top competitors in the state in each business area advance to compete at the National Leadership Conference.  School of Business students have been very successful at the state level, and have even competed at the national level.  Among other charitable efforts, the local PBL chapter supports Relay for Life.

Juniors and seniors with exceptional grades may be inducted into Sigma Beta Delta (SBD), the international honor society in Business, Management and Administration.  Upon joining SBD, one is a lifetime member with no additional dues or fees.  SBD was chartered at Chowan in 1994 and recognizes and encourages scholastic excellence.  New membership inductions occur every spring during the School’s annual Awards and Recognition Program. 

The School of Business also hosts the Chowan Computer Club, which is open to all Chowan students, faculty and staff.  The club is a place for individuals with an interest in computing to join together and expand their knowledge – no prior experience is necessary.  The club hosts fun activities and provides service opportunities.

Awards & Honors

At the University’s Awards Convocation each spring, the top awards for achievement in the School of Business are announced.  The Cheryl Joy Hobday McElheney Outstanding Graduate in Business Award is given to the outstanding graduating senior in the School of Business.  The Drs. Vaughn and Miles Outstanding Business Student Award is given to a School of Business student with high academic achievement who has made significant contributions in service and citizenship.  The Outstanding Student in Economics Award honors the student with the highest average in at least two economics courses who has an interest in the field of economics.  In addition to these awards, in recent years business students have been the recipients of the award for the University’s outstanding athlete, the Senior Ambassador Award, the Merit Award, the Best All Around Student Award, and many others.  Other business awards are announced at the School of Business Annual Awards and Recognition Program.

Eight times a year, the School of Business selects an outstanding business major as Student of the Month.  Students are selected by the faculty for their exemplary academic achievements, campus involvement, and possessing personal qualities that make them good role models.  A short biographical sketch and interview with the recipient is published in the School’s newsletter, Update, to spotlight students who will contribute positively to the future of the business world.

Generous donors created endowed scholarships for business students, including the Marylou Jones Armstrong Scholarship, the Randy V. Britton Memorial Scholarship, the Suzanne Simmons Clifton Scholarship, the Ronald and Nancy Hicks Scholarship, the Johnson Scholarship, the Cheryl Joy Hobday McElheney Family Memorial Scholarship, the Shirley White Spivey Scholarship, the Temperance Virginia Vaughan Memorial Scholarship and the Dorothy A. Wallace Scholarship.  Other business scholarships include the Sara Marion Fisher Memorial Scholarship, the Andrea Emmott Eason Scholarship, the Benjamin Brown Family Scholarship, the Bob F. Hill Sr. and Josie Lassiter Hill Scholarship.  Business students are also eligible for other University scholarships.

Wildflowers Exhibit
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Chowan University Hosts “Saving Our Wildflowers” Exhibit 

Celebrating North Carolina’s Native Wildflowers: “Saving our Wildflowers” will be on display on the Main Floor of Whitaker Library at Chowan University from February 13, 2023, to May 10, 2023.  This event is on loan from the North Carolina Botanical Garden and is sponsored by the Friends of Whitaker Library.  This exhibit is a traveling.

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Allison Gupton
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Alumna Allison Gupton Serves as Guest Speaker

On Thursday, January 26, alumna Allison Gupton ‘18 served as a guest speaker for the Department of History. Speaking for the series “Living History,” she shared about her work at the Historic Hope Plantation, where she serves as Historian and Senior Docent. Gupton’s talk was titled “A Step Towards Hope.” She shared with the audience.

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Honors College Student Association Gives Back

Chowan University’s Honor College Student Association (HCSA) Co-Presidents Destiny Vaughan and Rachel Van Buren presented a check for $1,000 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house of the newly renamed Chowan University Murf’s Food Pantry on January 31. This donation came on behalf of 134 members who worked together to serve the community while raising.

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Hunter Taylor
Dr. Hunter Taylor Dean of the School of Business and Design; Associate Professor of Business 252-398-6339

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Gordon Edenfield
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Thomas Eisenmenger
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
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Dr. Audrey Griffin
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management
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Mary Howell
Instructor in Information System
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Deborah Joyner
Secretary, Dean of Business and Design
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Dr. Douglas Lange
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Chad Nichols
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Hunter Taylor
Dr. Hunter Taylor
Dean of the School of Business and Design; Associate Professor of Business
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Patsy Taylor
Associate Professor of Marketing
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Shannon Williams
Associate Professor in Accounting
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Dan Wilson
Dr. Daniel Wilson
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
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