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We are glad you have chosen to explore the world of business. Here at Fayetteville State University (FSU), it doesn’t matter whether your future is local, carries you throughout the region, or even leads you around the globe, we take our role seriously in preparing you to adapt to opportunities and meet the challenges of the business world.

New Online Degree

Since Fall 2009 we offer General Business Administration Online Degree Completion (ODC) Program


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School of Business and Economics
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
SBE Building

Hours:  M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: (910) 672-1267
Fax:      (910) 672-2046

Dean:   Dr. Assad Tavakoli


2013 SBE Organizational Chart

SBE Organizational Chart


SBE Newsletters

2013 First Quarter, Vol. 3, Issue 1
2013 Second Quarter, Vol. 3, Issue 2
2013 Third Quarter, Vol. 3, Issue 3
2013 Last Quarter, Vol. 3, Issue 4


Developing Your Communications and Leadership Skill
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"Bronco Idea Challenge" 







Welcome to the School of Business and Economics

Dean's Message

Dr. Assad A. Tavakoli

On behalf of the School of Business and Economics (SBE), we want to personally welcome you to Fayetteville State University. Our curricular programs and small class sizes will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your communication, technological, and problem-solving skills. You will also have many opportunities to get to know your professors both inside and outside of the classroom, and hone your team-building and leadership skills through our student organizations. More importantly, our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for business programs around the world, points to the quality of the education that you will receive here within the SBE.

Please feel free to explore our academic programs and review our faculty profiles. Again, we appreciate your interest in the SBE and are always available to address your questions or concerns.

Best Regards,


Assad A. Tavakoli, PhD
Dean of School of Business and Economics


News and Events
FSU School of Business and Economics Students Win Prize in the Social Entrepreneurship Conference
March 5, 2014





                      Veterans Business Outreach Center Director Robert Rehder                     


VBOC Director Rehder Delivers Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
November 19, 2013 





            Professor Stringham to Deliver a Talk at the Financial Policy Council in New York City 
            November 15, 2013







Alumnus of the MonthProfessor McGee Featured as The University of Warwick Alumnus of the Month
November 7, 2013  






Professor Eric DentProfessor Dent Honored with the 2013 Peter Frost Mentoring Award
October 30, 2013







Johnny Marshburn U.S. SBA Award

SBTDC Regional Director Receives an Award
October 22, 2013




                     Jason Thornton Addressing the Class      

Union Corrugating VP Offers Career Advice to FSU Students
October 28, 2013


Professor of Finance, Dr. Patrick LarkinFSU Professor of Finance, Dr. Patrick Larkin Advises Investors
US News and World Report -- Money Personal Finance 
August 27, 2013




 MBA Students Visit to China
FSU MBA Students and Faculty Visit the Other Side of the World
May 25, 2013, Beijing, China 



Dr. Ram YallapragadaFSU Professor RamMohan R. Yallapragada,Wins
FSU Teacher of the Year Award

May 4, 2013






 Economics and Finance Club 2013     
 Economics and Finance Club Wins 
 the Bronco Pride Award

 April 30, 2013






  MBA Students Attends the 23rd Anniversary of
  Locke Foundation
  Raleigh, NC, February 16, 2013












The FSU Center for Entrepreneurship Announces the Winners of the "Bronco Idea Challenge"

October 22, 2013, Fayetteville, NC - The Fayetteville State University Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the top three winners in its "Bronco Idea Challenge." The contest was started on October 1, 2013 and ended on October 11, 2013. Read more >>>

Winners of the Bronco Idea Challenge

U.S. Airways Magazine Features the Uniqueness of FSU's Courses

U.S. Airways Magazine

August 2013 - U.S. Airways magazine writer Nancy Oakley, wrote an article about the uniqueness of curriculum at Fayetteville State University, entitled "Ahead of the Class." The article mentioned "FSU's School of Business and Economics ranks third in North Carolina, and it's easy to see why." Click here to read the article.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012-2013 Economics Music Video Contest

Video Contest First Place Winner

July 23, 2013 - The Fayetteville State University Hackley Endowment for the Study of Capitalism and Free Enterprise is pleased to announce the three winners of the 2012-2013 Economics Music Video Contest. The theme of the contest, "Economic value is subjective," encouraged students nationwide to help illustrate economics in an exciting way. Click here to view the list of winners

FSU No. 66 in Latest SSRN Business School Rankings

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) lists Fayetteville State University's School of Business and Economics at number 66 among its latest rankings of the top 1,000 US Business Schools. The school is also ranked number 15 in the world. Read more >>>

L.V. Hackley Endowed Chair Appears on FOX Business Network "Stossel" Show

January 4, 2013 - Dr. Edward Peter Stringham discussed his research on how the first stock exchanges developed in London in the 1700s, and on how private companies like eBay and PayPal enforced self-regulation to prevent fraud.  Click here to watch the interview.

SBE Trading Room

AACSB Accreditation

The SBE is accredited by the AACSB - one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting programs. Currently, fewer than one-third of US business programs and only 15 percent of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. >> Read More

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