July 29, 2009


Jacksonville State University Establishes Business/Management Degree Program with Northeast Alabama Community College

Officials at Jacksonville State University (JSU) have devised a program through which students at Northeast Alabama Community College may complete a baccalaureate degree in Business or Management online. Dr. William Fielding, Dean of the JSU College of Commerce and Business Administration, recently was on the NACC campus to announce the program. Fielding noted that the partnership with Northeast also permits students to receive a scholarship waiver of $50 per hour at JSU if STARS requirements for transfer are completed. The STARS program is a system that guarantees the transfer of courses between Alabama’s community colleges and public four-year universities if guidelines are followed. The JSU scholarship is in the form of a waiver of the university’s online technology fee.

“This is a great opportunity for students wanting a degree in business or management,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Dean Fielding, his faculty, and staff have devised a very good program that permits a seamless transition from our courses at Northeast to those needed at JSU to complete their degrees. It is a very well structured program.”

The College of Commerce and Business Administration at JSU has the distinction of being one of the five percent of business schools worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This recognition is considered the “Gold Standard” for accreditation of business schools.

Fielding also noted that the JSU partnership with Northeast is the first one for this program that JSU has established with a community college, but plans are to establish the same program with community colleges throughout the state. Fielding pointed out that JSU has an outstanding educational history with Northeast and through the years many outstanding students have transferred to JSU from NACC and completed their degrees. NACC Vice President/Dean of Instruction Dr. Joe Burke worked with Fielding to bring the online program to Northeast.

For additional information about the online transfer program, contact the JSU College of Commerce and Business Advising Center at 256-782-5778. For more information about university transfer from Northeast, see STARS.

Making the new program announcement were (L-R) Ralph Burke, Director of the JSU/Gadsden Center; Dr. David Campbell, President of NACC; Dr. William Fielding, Dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration at JSU; and Dr. Joe Burke, Vice President/Dean of Instruction at NACC.