Hampton University

School Mission

The mission of the Hampton University School of Business is to produce professionals, leaders and scholars of strong character for the technology-based global marketplace. Our goal is to deliver relevant business education, practical application experiences and behavioral competencies to achievement-oriented undergraduate and graduate students. Although teaching is our primary emphasis, faculty shall continuously engage in research and grantsmanship to provide a curriculum that is appropriate for successful business practice.

The School has as its purpose the promotion of learning, the development of character; the instilling of values such as respect, integrity, dignity and decency; the creation of knowledge; and, service to society. The School endeavors to prepare students for positions of leadership and ownership in a global society marked by change and complexity.


The School of Business received full accreditation status with the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) during the academic year of 2007-2008. The School remains a member in good standing with a reaffirmation visit to be conducted during the academic year 2015-2016. The following programs are accredited by IACBE:

  • Accounting
  • Investment Banking
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration including the two-year and the five-year MBA Programs

The IACBE accreditation extends to the Sport Management program housed in the College of Education and Continuing Studies Program. School of has also established a Hotel and Resort Management Program which was not included in 2007 accreditation visit. As of July 2010 the School established a Ph.D. program in Business Administration. That Program will be reviewed by the IACBE in 2015-2016.