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Norfolk State University
Bachelor of Science in Business

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is offered in Accountancy and in Business. Within the Business major students may concentrate in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Services, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The School of Business also administers the B.S. degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management.


  • Ernest M. Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship (Inactive)
    The Ernest M. Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship provides leadership programs and resources that enable NSU to serve local businesses while immersing students in the entrepreneurial experience. Through multidisciplinary student/ faculty teams, the Center offers knowledge and technical assistance to businesses in the Hampton Roads region.

Admission Requirements

The School of Business uses the same standards for admission as the University. Non-matriculating students may not take courses in the School of Business without the consent of the Department Chair and Dean. Students transferring courses to NSU may be granted advanced standing.

Curriculum Regulations

All freshman and sophomore-level (lower division) courses in the curriculum must be completed before enrolling in junior and senior-level (upper division) courses. A letter grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses offered in the School of Business. In addition, a letter grade of “C” or higher must be earned in the non-business courses listed below.

Course Course Title
ENG 101 College English I
ENG 102 College English II
MTH 131 Pre-calculus for Non-Science Majors
MTH 132 Calculus for Non-Science Majors
ENG 285 Public Speaking
SEM 101, 102 & 201 Spartan Seminar Series: 101, 102 and 201

Transfer Credit

Credits transferred to Norfolk State University from other AACSB-International accredited colleges or universities may be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses in a School of Business curriculum, without restriction. Credits transferred to NSU from colleges or universities not accredited by AACSB may be accepted as substitutes only for those courses determined to be equivalent to lower division courses. Credits transferred to NSU from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) will be accepted as substitutes for equivalent courses, according to the Norfolk State University/Virginia Community College System Transfer Guide. Exceptions to this policy could result from testing or other validation procedures established by the Dean of the School of Business. At least 50 percent of business course credits must be earned at NSU.

Attendence Policy

All students must attend class in accordance with the NSU attendance policy stated in the Student Handbook. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from class or a grade of “F.”


Norfolk State University’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide and is the hallmark of excellence in business education.