The Earl N. Phillips School of Business at High Point University is committed to offering students a comprehensive and relevant curriculum, which encompasses a large selection of courses. Through their choice of electives, students can focus their studies on a specific area such as marketing, finance or management, or choose a more diverse program of study. Our business graduates are prepared for the world of work because they are required to take courses in the Business Core Curriculum. Their choice of electives is in addition to this core curriculum. Thus, they have flexibility in the workplace and are prepared for a multitude of career options.
Why is business a top program?
Students enjoy strong job placement rates
Skills acquired in business are useful in all career fields
The Center for Entrepreneurship allows students to access experienced entrepreneurs and investors
The Professional Selling Program showcases student talent to top corporations
Students may combine business curriculum with foreign language and cultural studies in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish
Students learn how to be professional and career-ready
The Stock Trading Room enables practical finance experience
Students have an opportunity to earn a 4 + 1 MBA
Accounting majors have multiple opportunities to intern with local, regional, and Big 4 accounting firms
Opportunities for experiential learning
HPU Elevator Pitch Competition
HPU Business Plan Competition
Regional elevator pitch competitions
National selling competitions
Collegiate Entrepreneurs National Conferences
Involvement with High Point Business Community
BB&T Leadership Institute Certification
Roundtable events with the entrepreneurial community
The Investment Club invests real dollars in markets
Study abroad global business courses
Working and learning at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Student clubs & organizations
Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity
American Marketing Association
Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
Entrepreneurs Club (eClub)
Floyd Craven Investment Club
PSB Selling Club
Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society
The B.S.B.A. in Business Administration offers students 12 hours of elective credit to be chosen from any offering within the Earl N. Phillips School of Business. Multiple course combinations are possible, giving students the opportunity to tailor their business electives to meet their own personal or professional goals.
Career opportunities for graduates may be in areas where a broad base of knowledge is required (e.g., positions in management). However, a graduate may find opportunities in more specialized areas that he/she wishes to pursue. For example, a student who seeks a position in new product development may select operations management + market research + marketing management as electives, while a student interested in corporate recruitment/placement may choose to take human resources management + sales development + labor economics.
The Earl N. Phillips School of Business offers the B.S.B.A. degree in Business Administration. To graduate from High Point University with this degree, students must complete the following:
B.S.B.A. in Business Administration
University Core Requirements
*At least 8 credits of University Core Requirements are “embedded” within each major. Though these overlapping credits are reflected in the credit totals for both Major Requirements and University Core Requirements, they are not counted twice in the calculations of Elective and Total credits.