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North Carolina A&T State University, College of Business and Economics

The Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics is a comprehensive business college with seven undergraduate degree programs and two graduate degree programs which serve approximately 1,800 students. Our accounting program has a long history as a top producer of African-American CPAs, and we boast nationally ranked MBA and supply chain programs. Other high-quality programs include business information technology, economics, finance, management and marketing.

All Deese College undergraduate and graduate programs have been accredited by AACSB International since 1979. The college was the first at any public or private HBCU to achieve dual accreditation of its business and accounting programs in 1986, making it the longest standing HBCU in the nation with an accreditation status that puts it in the top 1% of business colleges in the world. Today, the Deese College is the only HBCU business school in the South and one of only three HBCU business schools in the nation to hold this distinction. The Deese College has a 49 year history of producing graduates who become leaders in corporate America.

The Deese College has achieved a number of college rankings distinctions including:

  • No. 1 graduate business school at a public HBCU in the nation
  • No. 1 graduate business school at any public HBCU in the nation
  • No. 2 ranked online MBA in the nation among all public and private HBCUs
  • No. 29 ranked MBA in the nation among all public and private universities
  • Top 25 ranked supply chain undergraduate and graduate program among all U.S. universities

Engagement. Innovation. Impact.

AACSB-accredited schools are at the forefront of business education, preparing leaders like you to make a difference. By earning AACSB accreditation, this institution has made a commitment to continually improving the quality of education, ensuring that your coursework will be rigorous, dynamic, and relevant. No matter what path of business education you take, AACSB graduates are changing the business landscape—from startups to large corporations, across industries and around the world.