Department of Business and Entrepreneurship

Our goal is to equip the graduate with the appropriate knowledge, skills and background to pursue careers or graduate studies in accounting, business administration and organizational management.  We’re committed to consistently meet the higher educational needs of adult learners while providing them with opportunities for upward economic mobility.

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, and entrepreneurs, for related careers in the public, nonprofit, private sectors, and globally. The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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

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.

The goals of the Accounting major are to:

  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.

The major in Entrepreneurship Concentration 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 major in Entrepreneurship Concentration requires:

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

A minimum of 124 hours are needed to graduate.

The major in Entrepreneurship Concentration requires:

  • 44 hours of General Education courses
  • 58 hours of business core requirements
  • 4 hours of general electives (includes 3 Finance electives)
  • 18 semester hours of course work in General Business requirements.

A minimum of 124 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.

The criteria for completion of the degree program:

Business Administration:  Finance Concentration

  • 50 credit hours of course work in general education
  • 48 credit hours of course work in business core requirements
  • 18 credit hours in finance requirements
  • 9 credit hours of electives (includes 3 finance electives)

A business administration major with a finance concentration needs a total of 125 hours to graduate.

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.

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. Respond to and meet the higher educational needs of adult learners;
  2. Prepare students for graduate and professional study or the workplace;
  3. Identify, recruit and retain students with an interest in, and potential for successful professional careers; and
  4. Provide students with an opportunity for upward economic mobility.

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 48 semester hours of course work in Organizational Management courses.

 A minimum of 124 hours are needed to graduate.

Department of Business + Entrepreneurship

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

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