Business Administration

Most years, business administration is Wesleyan’s top major, often graduating up to 20% of a class.

 

An undergraduate major in business is a great start to teaching the skills for success in many professions. The business major prepares students for a range of careers such as running their own business, working for a corporation or the government, or managing a non-profit organization. At some point most people need to know how a business works: a lawyer who is asked to be managing partner, a loan officer in a bank, a financial analyst on Wall Street, an actor or athlete who needs a trusted agent. One of the greatest benefits of studying business within a liberal arts environment is the unique combination of courses students take: humanities to fine tune communication; fine arts to encourage creativity; math and science because numbers really do matter; and social sciences to gain insights into human behavior.

Major: Business Administration
Minor: Business
Related Majors: International Business, Economics, Advertising and Marketing Communication, and Accounting
Related Minors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
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Major Support Is Everywhere

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XINYI PAN

Xinyi Pan is a triple major in accounting, business administration, and economics with a double minor in finance and mathematics who will graduate in 2017. Xinyi enjoyed an internship as a tax assistant in Macon-Bibb County Senior Center. After graduation she plans to pursue her master’s degree in auditing.

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Seychelle Hercules

Seychelle '18 is triple majoring in international business, business administration, and communication. She says that Wesleyan is helping her find the right combination of classes, leadershop roles, and experiences to achieve her goal of becoming a public relations manager. Seychelle is currently serving as Miss Columbus 2017.

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Jing (Bliss) Lan

Bliss '18 is a triple major in international business, business administration, and music with a double minor in French and economics. Enjoys aiding the faculty as a research assistant in the Business Department. Credits Wesleyan with helping build her, leadership skills, and confidence to acheive her goal of starting a transnational business.

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Career Development

Career Development

A liberal arts education prepares you for your first job and your last. Wesleyan has a four-year plan to prepare students to make the connection between a liberal arts education and success in the workplace.

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Majors

Majors

Wesleyan offers 30 majors and 33 minors, as well as eight pre-professional programs. Students also have the opportunity to self-design their own major, combining two or more interdisciplinary major programs.

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Start Your Professional Development

All Wesleyan business students complete a professional development portfolio that includes a personal SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) - a structured planning method that evaluates those four elements of a project or business venture, and includes an investigation of career opportunities in a chosen field. A SWOT includes general education preparation, creation of a professional resume and traditional letter of application, a Weebly account where students place professional career documents, and a video.

STUDENT WITH TEACHER IN CLASSROOM

 

Outside The Classroom

Wesleyan’s business department sponsors lectures featuring prominent leaders in business and government, conferences, seminars, and research that promote entrepreneurship and business career opportunities for women. These activities provide students the chance to discuss significant issues and experiences with successful women from the business community. Study abroad semesters fit into the major’s curriculum as programs in Korea, Ireland, and Spain offer business courses which satisfy required courses in the business major.

 

Wesleyan Women In Business Careers

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SHERRY LI ’11

Since graduating from Wesleyan, Sherry has been working as an associate at NASDAQ in New York, and is now seeking her MBA at Kellogg University. “At NASDAQ I interacted with business leaders from around the world. Like them, I want to make a positive impact on the world.”

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ANH LUONG ’13

Anh double majored in accounting and business administration. At Wesleyan, she held three internships including at Ernst & Young, Vietnam. Currently Anh is working on her Ph.D. in computer information systems and teaching a computer information systems class at New York's Baruch College City University.

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HALEY DAVIS NEWMAN ’01

Born to a family of hunters, Haley is the consummate businesswoman. Having produced and starred in her own TV show, served as a spokesperson for Remington Arms, Yeti, Weatherby, and Realtree, among others, she also helped Buck Knives develop a hunting knife suited to fit a woman’s hand.

 

Wesleyan Business Majors have studied at graduate schools around the world:

Vanderbilt, University of Michigan, Yale, Harvard, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Moscow State University, National Cheng Kung University, London School of Economics, the Max Planck Institute

Graduates of the business administration program at Wesleyan have gone to work for major local employers GEICO, Robins Air Force Base, Medical Center-Navicent Health, Georgia Power; national investment firms Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones, Ameriprise Financial; and global financial organizations NASDAQ and MGIMO.

VALUABLE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS YOU'LL LEARN

VERBAL COMMUNICATION

Most employers say the ability to speak clearly in a public context with confidence and clarity is more important than the undergraduate major.

WRITE EFFECTIVELY

The ability to write effectively is one of the most important factors an employer considers in their hiring process. It’s the primary basis upon which your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

The education and understanding of various financial areas such as personal finance, investing, insurance, real estate, paying for college, budgeting, retirement and tax planning.

RESEARCH

Set strategic goals and use performance measures for management and budgeting, justify expenditures, and demonstrate that research provides value to a community.

LEADERSHIP

Identify a reasonable number of priorities that will have the greatest possible impact on the success of your organization.

Decision Making

Helps people make difficult choices when faced with an ethical dilemma where there is no clear right or wrong answer. Examines the ethics of obedience, care, and reason.

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Glenna Dod Meyer
Prof. of Free Enterprise & Professional Studies (478) 757-5182
Kara Kostiuk
Asstant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
Megan McMahon
Assistant Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Philip Davis Taylor
Professor of Economics (478) 757-5184 Profile
Stacie Barrett
Assistant Professor of Business (478) 757-5225 Profile
Ying Zhen
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile

20%

Of the student population at Wesleyan is international

30

Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees

81%

Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields

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