Mission and Accreditation Information

Voorhees Mission

Voorhees College is a private historically black liberal arts institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church, whose mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God.

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Vision

The vision of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship of Voorhees College is to be the preferred choice for students seeking a high-quality and globally recognized business education at a liberal arts institution.

SACSCOC Accreditation Statement

Voorhees College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Voorhees College. 

Business programs at Voorhees College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Mission

The mission of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Voorhees College is to be a leader in providing quality business programs that will prepare students to be successful business and civic leaders for related careers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

ACBSP Accreditation Statement

Voorhees College’s Business School programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). Contact the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) at 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 or call 913-339-9356 for questions about the accreditation of Voorhees College’s Business School.

Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Programs and Degree Offerings

By earning an accounting degree at Voorhees College, you’ll prove that you have a firm grasp of accounting concepts and generally accepted accounting principles – skills that any business, regardless of its size, values.

You’ll become versed in taxation theory and in the practical applications of preparing documents for individuals and businesses. You’ll study cost accounting and learn how to apply the concepts to help businesses make the best decisions about where to devote scarce resources.

You’ll also begin to prepare for the certified public accountant’s exam, a key credential that earns you entrance to a number of jobs in the public and private sectors.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Provide the graduate with an excellent background for a variety of alternative careers in the accounting profession, as the current curriculum provides the foundation for employment in the public, private, governmental, or other not-for-profit sectors.
  2. Provide the graduate with the educational prerequisites required for the certified public accountant examination, certified internal auditor examination and a host of other professional titles related to accounting and taxation; and
  3. Provide the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and background to successfully pursue graduate studies in Accounting, Business Administration, Hospital and Healthcare Administration, Law or any graduate program to which Accounting provides an excellent educational background.

The major in Accounting requires:

  • 44 hours of General Education courses
  • 49 hours of business core requirements
  • 3 approved hours of general electives
  • 24 semester hours of course work in Accounting.

A minimum of 120 hours are needed to graduate.

Business Administration

Voorhees College’s business administration program allows you to become familiar with a variety of areas, from accounting to finance to marketing to management – all viable career options. You’ll learn to analyze and solve business problems, traits that are valuable assets to any employer in today’s challenging climate. You’ll become a skilled researcher adept at applying modern technology to your analysis.

The business administration program allows you the flexibility to specialize, too. You can concentrate in either finance or general business.

You education won’t end in the classroom, either. You’ll serve an internship that will act as an introduction to the professional world while also giving you the opportunity to make connections and develop additional marketable skills.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will have knowledge of basic functions and theories of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and other areas of Business Administration in our economy.
  2. Analyze and solve business problems.
  3. Pursue successfully graduate-level studies and/or a career in Finance, other areas of Business Administration, or other related areas.
  4. Plan and conduct research projects using various research techniques in Finance and other areas of Business Administration; and
  5. Students will use technology for management and analysis.

Business Administration:  General Business Concentration

  • 44 credit hours of course work in general education
  • 58 credit hours of course work in business core requirements
  • 19 credit hours in general business requirements
  • 3 credit hours of electives

A business administration major with a general business concentration needs a total of 124 hours to graduate.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will have knowledge of basic functions and theories of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and other areas of Business Administration in our economy.
  2. Analyze and solve business problems.
  3. Pursue successfully graduate-level studies and/or a career in Finance, other areas of Business Administration, or other related areas.
  4. Plan and conduct research projects using various research techniques in Finance and other areas of Business Administration; and
  5. Students will use technology for management and analysis.

 

Business Administration:  Finance Concentration 

  • 44 credit hours of course work in general education
  • 58 credit hours of course work in business core requirements
  • 19 credit hours in finance requirements
  • 3 credit hours of elective

A minimum of 124 hours is needed to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will have knowledge of basic functions and theories of Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and other areas of Business Administration in our economy.
  2. Analyze and solve business problems.
  3. Pursue successfully graduate-level studies and/or a career in Finance, other areas of Business Administration, or other related areas.
  4. Plan and conduct research projects using various research techniques in Finance and other areas of Business Administration; and
  5. Students will use technology for management and analysis.

The major in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship requires:

  • 44 hours of General Education courses
  • 58 hours of business core requirements
  • 3 hours of general electives (includes 3 Entrepreneurship electives)
  • 19 semester hours of course work in Entrepreneurship requirements.

A minimum of 124 hours are needed to graduate.

The  Organizational Management major is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed two years or more of acceptable college credit—approximately 50 hours in general education requirements.

The students in this program typically are working full time and interested in completing their degrees in the evening while continuing to work. Many of our students already are employed in businesses, government agencies or school systems and are interested in moving into management positions.

The opportunity to attend class one night per week on a year-round basis allows an earlier completion of the degree—the goal is 18 months. Students also can take advantage of a program that offers credit for prior learning, where experiences such as time in the military can be converted to academic credit. Courses are offered in three semesters in which students register in cohorts.

Financial aid is available as well. Students wishing to apply should contact the Financial Aid Office four to six weeks prior to registration.

The goals of the Organizational Management Major are to:

  1. Use appropriate integrative frameworks to identify company-wide problems and discern between their causes and symptoms;
  2. Enact strategy, including management of contingencies, emergent strategies and other modifications to existing plans.
  3. Effectively plan, prepare and execute negotiations; use various processes and tools for bargaining, negotiating and resolving disputes; know the principles of effective negotiation and have practiced negotiation skills in a number of in-class and personal settings.
  4. Identify, plan, budget and initiate projects and monitor project performance.
  5. Create a shared vision and mobilize energy toward goal achievement; manage organizational change and communication; overcome resistance to change.

A major in Organizational Management requires:

  • 44 hours in General Education courses
  • 29 hours of free electives
  • 51 hours in Organizational Management Courses

 A minimum of 124 hours are needed to graduate.

Campus Sites and Online Degree Offerings

You have goals, and we can help you achieve them! You can earn a Voorhees College degree without going to Denmark, SC. We offer several options for off-campus learning at either our Summerville, SC or Augusta, GA sites. Our off-campus sites meet the needs of present-day workers and adult learners across the state, region, and nation who wish to begin, continue, complete, or enhance their development on a part-time or full-time basis.

Become a Voorhees College Tiger!

Because of our flexible schedule and online format, Voorhees College makes it possible for you to earn your degree outside of the traditional college experience. Our online courses serve all types of students whether it be adult students pursuing their degrees later in life, students currently serving in the military or their dependents, or new students entering college for the first time who just enjoy the online learning environment. We even provide the opportunity to earn prior learning credit for past military service and professional work experiences.

Choose From Our Many Online College Degree Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management

Online Certificate Programs at Voorhees College

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB)
  • Certificate in Organizational Management (COM)

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Business and Entrepreneurship Faculty Directory Information

Dr. Katherine R. Whitaker
Chairperson

Office Location: St. James Building
Room: 133
Office Phone: 803-780-1069
Email Address: kwhitaker@voorhees.edu
Area of Specialty: Management

I am Katherine R. Whitaker,  the Off-Campus Instructional Site Coordinator for Voorhees College located in Summerville, South Carolina.  I am married and the mother of two adult sons, the grandmother of one granddaughter. I earned an associate degree in Data Processing from Columbia Junior College in Columbia, South Carolina, a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Doctor of Business Administration from Northcentral University.

I am a member of Line Street Church of God.

My civic affiliations include membership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Xi Omega Chapter in Charleston, SC; President of the Twenty Pearls Foundation of Charleston, Incorporation, and Financial Secretary for Voorhees College Charleston Alumni Chapter.

My life’s motto is that education is a continuous process.  Each day that God has blessed us to see is an opportunity to learn something new.

Anthony L. Watson
LTC (R)

Office Location: St. James Building
Room #: 224
Office Phone: 803-780-1090
Email Address: awatson@voorhees.edu
Area of Specialty: Military Science

Bachelor of Science Accounting ,

Masters of Arts Leadership and Management 

Master of Arts Acquisition and Procurement

Military Service both Active Duty and Army Reserves (28 Years)

Assistant Warehouse Distribution Manager 

Assistant Professor of Military Science

Recruiting Operations Officer SROTC Program

Dr. Chandra B. Singh
Professor of Economics

Office Location: St. James Building
Room #: 221
Office Phone: 803-780-1093
Email Address: csingh@voorhees.edu
Area of Specialty: Economics

Ph. D. (Economics), 33 years of teaching experience, published papers, delivered talk, enhance students’ critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative skills, always be positive and respect others, my uncle was Professor of Economics at Voorhees College from 1973 to 1979.

Alicia Davis
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office Location: St. James Building
Room #: 124
Office Number: 803.780.1084
Email Address: adavis@voorhees.edu
Area of Specialty: Accounting

James Ross
Assistant Professor of Finance

Office Location: St. James Building
Room #: 126
Office Number: 803-780-1087
Email Address:  jross@voorhees.edu
Area of Specialty: Finance and Business Administration

Department Performance Data

Department of Business & Entrepreneurship Graduates 2016-2020

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Accounting

1

5

4

4

1

Business Administration/Finance

2

2

1

3

2

Business Administration/General Business

4

6

10

5

7

Organizational Management

7

7

5

9

4

Total

14

20

20

21

14

Retention Rates by Program First-Time/Full-Time

Major Fall 2016 Returned Fall 2017 Returned Fall 2018 Returned Fall 2019
Accounting 5 4/5 (80%) 3/5 (60%) 4/5 (80%)
Business Administration 18 5/18 (28%) 5/18 (28%) 5/18 (28%)

Voorhees College Top Five (5) Majors

2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
1. Sports Management 1. Sports Management 1. Sports Management
2. Biology 2. Criminal Justice 2. Business Administration
3. Business Administration 3. Biology 3. Criminal Justice
4. Criminal Justice 4. Business Administration 4. Psychology
5. Child Development 5. Child Development 5. Biology

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