North Greenville University to establish new College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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North Greenville University is consolidating its business undergraduate and graduate academic programs under a new College of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

The college will launch on Jan. 1, 2019, according to a news release. 

Academic majors to be offered in the new college include accounting, business administration, international business, and marketing, the release said. The college will also house the Graduate School of Business, which will offer the Master of Business Administration at North Greenville University’s Tim Brashier Campus in Greer. 

John B. Duncan, currently the associate dean of the College of Business and professor of accounting at Anderson University, has been named founding dean of the college. 

Gene Fant, North Greenville University president, said in the release, “North Greenville University is making a major move to enhance its academic quality as we consolidate our business programs at the graduate and undergraduate level under the visionary leadership of Dean Duncan. He is a nationally recognized thought-leader in the integration of faith and business and brings a marvelous, proven track record as a dean. We are grateful that he has accepted our invitation to launch this new initiative that will serve the business community in the Upstate and the nation for the next generation.”

Before joining the Anderson University faculty in 2016, Duncan served as dean of the School of Business for 13 years at Charleston Southern University, the release said. He has also served as assistant professor of accounting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he held the John Luffey Endowed Professorship in accounting; and served as dean of the School of Business and director of the Church Finance Institute at William Carey University. 

Duncan, who is a licensed certified public accountant in South Carolina, holds an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a doctorate in accountancy from the University of Mississippi, the release said. 

“It is a privilege and a true blessing to have been selected to serve as the founding dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Greenville University. I’m excited about working with Dr. Fant and the accomplished leadership team that is being assembled to serve the students, faculty, staff, and other constituents of NGU,” Duncan said in the release.

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