Livingstone College

Division of Business

The Division of Business offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in the following areas:

Business Administration
Computer Information Systems
Hospitality Management
Sport Management

The Division also offers the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Culinary Arts and certificate programs in Culinary Arts, Event Planning, and Lodging Operations. Minor programs are designed for non-business majors with an interest in Business Administration, or Computer Information Systems.

Students in the Division of Business will be eligible for membership in the following student organizations when active on campus provided they meet required criteria:

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
International Economics Honor Society
Livingstone College Enactus Team (Formerly SIFE)
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Sport Management Club (SMC)
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

For more information about programs in the Division of Business, please contact the Division Chair, Dr. R. D. Sharma, at (704) 216-6020 or rsharma@livingstone.edu

Business Administration

The main goals and objectives of the Business Administration program are as follows:

  • To provide students with a broad perspective of the modern business organizations and their operations through sound management principles
  • To offer a program of study designed to equip students with analytical tools based upon logic and critical thinking for decision-making
  • To prepare students for responsible professional positions in various sectors of the economy
  • To prepare students for graduate studies in business

Business students are encouraged to become active members of at least one student organization such as Livingstone College Enactus Team, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), International Economics Honor Society, and Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program combines the study of system analysis and design, computer architecture and operating systems, networks, telecommunications, global communications, computer programs and their application in business decision making. Students completing the program are prepared to pursue careers, graduate and professional studies, and life-long learning as needed for a changing social and technological world.

The main goals and objectives of the Computer Information Systems program are as follows:

  • To provide students with a greater range of skills and understanding in all areas of Computer Information Systems development
  • To prepare students for graduate studies in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration
  • To prepare students for responsible positions in applied Computer Information Systems as well as in Computer Engineering

Hospitality Management

The Livingstone College Hospitality Management Program’s mission is to develop global leaders for the hospitality industry through academic excellence in a rigorous learning environment, industry work experience, and community service activities.

The main goals and objectives of the Hospitality Management Program are:

  • To provide students with a broad perspective of the hospitality organizations and their operations through sound management principles
  • To offer a program of study designed to equip students with analytical tools based upon logic and critical thinking for decision-making
  • To prepare students for responsible professional positions in various sectors of the Hospitality Industry

All Hospitality Management students are encouraged to join National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH). A ten dollar annual fee is required for membership.

Sports Management

The main goals and objectives of the Sport Management Program are:

  • To develop leadership and management skills
  • To understand and interpret the business setting
  • To obtain practical experience in the field of sport management
  • To obtain knowledge of functional and structural aspects of the human body
  • To understand and appreciate the physical education and sport setting

Sport Management students are encouraged to join Sport Management Club (SMC). Membership fees may apply.