Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Haile/US Bank College of Business

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Location: Business Academic Center 305
Telephone: 859-572-5165
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Dean: Hassan Hassabelnaby
Other Key Personnel:

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs: Sean Foley
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs: Darius Fatemi
Assistant Dean: Eileen Weisenbach Keller
Business Officer: Beth Lackey
Projects and Events Manager: Allison Buchanan
Senior Coordinator, Operations: Emily Rudd

The Haile/US Bank College of Business is a vibrant academic community of faculty and staff dedicated to delivering globally relevant and innovative academic programs that prepare our graduates for successful careers as effective and ethical business leaders. We’re developing tomorrow’s leaders with a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum providing learning opportunities spanning sophisticated analytical to “people” skills that are ​valued by all organizations from business to not-for-profits.

Our faculty produces a strong mix of research contributions, focusing on discipline-based, pedagogical, and applied scholarship and connecting our students with that scholarship in our classrooms. We encourage our students to join us in meaningful and impactful professional engagement with the business community through experiential projects for external clients and high quality internship opportunities. We emphasize the development of a global mindset by faculty, staff, and students through our active international programs and study abroad opportunities. We value broad-based participation by our faculty, staff, and students in public engagement activities that foster altruism and civic-mindedness.

At the undergraduate level, the College offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with ten alternative majors (accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, global supply chain management, human resources management, international business, management, marketing, and sports business and event management), as well as Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in construction management and economics. The College is also home to three graduate professional degree programs.

All of our B.S.B.A. and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB-International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a high distinction earned by fewer than five percent of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide. Our AACSB accreditation makes our students eligible for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the world’s premier collegiate business honor society. Our construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), a distinction earned by only a third of all construction management programs in the US.

Center for Student Excellence

Location: Business Academic Center 206
Telephone: 859-572-6134
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Assistant Dean: Eileen Weisenbach Keller

The advising center provides academic advising and internship and career planning assistance for all students with undergraduate majors and minors in the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business.


All business programs are accredited by AACSB - International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Construction management programs are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).


Alternative Dispute Resolution Center

Location: Business Academic Center 355
Telephone: 859-572-7571
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Director: Kathleen A. Carnes

The primary mission of the Center is to promote the peaceful, effective resolution of disputes in the under-served markets and the public section of the region, as well as public entities and other parties that request services. The ADR Center will utilize the expertise and experience of NKU faculty and ADR Center Board members to provide this important public service through the use of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration processes which will extend to classes, training programs, and professional conferences.  The Center strives to involve students directly and indirectly through their participation in one of the largest-labor management conferences in the U.S. hosted by the ADR Center and in courses that focus on conflict resolution, human resource management, and labor relations.

Center for Economic Analysis and Development

Location: 2622 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076
Telephone: 859-392-2413
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Senior Director: Janet Harrah

The Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) engages in applied business and economic research. It collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on demographic and economic conditions in the region. Other research includes population forecasts; cost-benefit studies; regional economic and industry forecasts; fiscal impact analysis; etc. CEAD’s mission is to conduct high-quality, objective research on issues related to the region’s current and future economic well being.

Center for Economic Education

Location: Business Academic Center 340
Telephone: 859-572-5799
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Director: Abdullah Al-Bahrani

The goal of the Center for Economic Education is to improve the quality and quantity of economic and financial literacy in the community. Our primary focus is to help educators at all levels improve their instruction of economics and personal finance topics. The Center also focuses on outreach efforts to help increase financial literacy for the general community with a special interest in Low-Income and Minority population. This is accomplished by conducting professional development and graduate programs for teachers, consulting with individuals and schools on curriculum development, providing resources to schools and individuals, offering programs and camps for youth, and conducting workshops and professional development programs for adults. The Center serves as a resource and partner to the university community in offering and promoting financial literacy and supports the university outreach efforts. The NKU center is an integral part of a statewide network of centers with the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and is affiliated with the Council for Economic Education.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Location: Business Academic Center 350
Telephone: 859-572-5931
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Interim Co-Directors: Zac Strobl and Jeffrey Varrone

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NKU is a driver of educational and professional development opportunities to all NKU students. The center has a transdisciplinary focus and seeks to advance the university’s strategy by fostering cross-campus applied learning and embedding innovative thinking more deeply in the university culture. The center is built on the belief that students from the arts and sciences, engineering, nursing, business, informatics, and law can all learn from one another how to become more well-rounded innovative and creative thinkers. The center fosters opportunities for this transdisciplinary applied learning to occur. We design our programs to ignite passion for an entrepreneurial mindset, fuel desires by providing students with the resources and education to make their dreams a reality, and fan the spirit and culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across campus and the region.

Marketing Research Partnership Program

Location: Business Academic Center 312
Telephone: 859-572-6409
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Director: Aron Levin

The mission of the Marketing Research Partnership Program (MRPP) is to educate undergraduate students in how to perform effectively and ethically as professionals who use or supply marketing research. We also seek to create excitement and provide opportunities for students to learn from market research professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area. Students in the MRPP interact with and network with the MRPP’s corporate partners, which are composed of some of the world’s most successful marketing research supplier companies. In addition, via service-learning courses, our students provide marketing research consultation services to nonprofits and small businesses in the region.

Small Business Development Center

Location: 305 Johns Hill Road
Telephone: 859-448-8801
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Director: Rebecca Volpe

The Northern Kentucky University SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Northern Kentucky. The NKU SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Consultants.

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