Related Majors: Business Administration, International Business, Economics, Advertising and Marketing Communication.
Related Minors: Business, Economics, Finance
Program Director: Kel-Ann Eyler, Associate Professor of Accounting
The internship opportunities for business majors are virtually endless, and students quickly realize the benefits of being exposed to and working in their possible fields of interest. Some of the sponsors who welcome Wesleyan interns in business include McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks Accounting; PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC); Ernst & Young (EY); Deloitte; and Roedl. It's not uncommon for an internship to lead to a job offer.
Wesleyan business students travel and study in a variety of locations, such as Spain, France, China, and Russia. Click here for additional Study Abroad information.
Scholarships and Awards
Academic Excellence Award. This award goes to the graduating senior with high academic achievement. This award consists of a certificate to the student and a plaque in the departmental suite.
The GSCPA (Georgia Society of CPAs) Award. This award goes to an accounting graduate with the highest GPA. It is sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the GSCPA and consists of a certificate and monetary award.
Government Employees Insurance Company Achievement Award. The recipient of the GEICO Achievement Award is a student who has the potential to make valuable contributions in the field of business as well as the campus community. The award consists of a cash award of $1000 to be presented to the recipient during Honors Day.
Wesleyan graduates equipped with the business degree are well-prepared to build on their undergraduate work or pursue immediate employment. Consequently, although some graduates pursue a Master of Business Administration or other graduate degree, most enter the work force immediately following graduation. Recent graduates have worked for Ernst & Young (EY); Deloitte; Georgia Department of Revenue; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks Accounting; and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
In recent years Wesleyan advanced several students, majoring in accounting, to prestigious graduate school programs. These students will be attending some of the most competitive graduate programs in the nation and around the world; the include Georgia State University, Ohio State University, University of Georgia, and University of Southern California for graduate programs in Accounting.
Glenna Dod Meyer D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise and Professional Studies. B.S. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1965; M.A. (Business Education) Eastern Kentucky University 1968; Ed.D. (Business Education/Management) University of Southern Mississippi 1975. My primary research focuses on international business in Eastern Europe, gender issues in business communication, and marketing strategies for small businesses. Taylor 232.
Philip Davis Taylor Clara Carter Acree Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Business Programs. B.A. (Economics) University of North Carolina 1971; M.B.A. (Finance) University of North Carolina 1973; M.A., Ph.D. (Economics) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1989. My primary interests include the valuation of stocks and bonds and their derivative instruments and the impact of globalization on the financial institutions that trade these securities. Taylor 217. email@example.com
Ying Zhen, Assistant Professor of Business. B.A. (Economics) Communication University of China 2007; M.A. (Economics) Clark University 2009; Ph.D. (Economics) Clark University 2012. My major field of specialization is labor economics. My research interests include economics of immigration, gender and minority; demand and supply of labor; wages and compensation; mobility and unemployment. I am particularly interested in exploring how English-language proficiency affects foreign-born immigrants' labor market performance in the United States, especially for female immigrants. My minor field is industrial organization. Topics of interest include market structure, firm strategy, and market performance. Taylor 231. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Kostiuk, CPA Assistant Professor of Accounting. MAcc, Georgia College & State University; M.A. (Art History) Antioch University; B.A. (Studio Art) Denison University. My research interests include the psychological aspects of fraud and the economic implications of tax, accounting, and auditing regulatory updates. Taylor 215. email@example.com.
Megan J. McMahon Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.A. (Business Administration) University of Georgia 2004; MAcc (Accounting) University of Georgia 2004. My background in working for accounting firms in Atlanta and Macon have given me a strong knowledge of accounting, attest and auditing. I have experience in the manufacturing field of business which required me to use Cost accounting skills. Before joining Wesleyan I worked for Macon-Bibb County so I have a great understanding of governmental accounting. Megan was previously the Director of Finance for the City of Macon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounting Professor Kara Kostiuk and three students attended the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) College2Career Conference held annually in Atlanta. The conference provides students with valuable information on networking, transitioning from college to career, interview skills, resumes, the CPA exam, and body language. Students attending the event have the opportunity to have professional style photographs taken and to participate in a resume review. Photo: Raven Scott, Professor Kara Kostiuk, Qiyue (Cindy) Chen, and Meilang (Maggie) Wang
Post graduate outcomes from the class of 2015:
Jiahui (Sarah) Ch’ng - Employed by Deloitte (Financial Advisory Services), Singapore
Huong “Hallie” Ngo - As a student, Hallie interned at Big 4 accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Atlanta, GA. She scored a 99 on the auditing portion of the CPA exam, which is the highest score possible. Today Jenny is attending graduate school at University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Caroline Wheeler - Employed as a junior auditor with Durbin & Company, Waco, TX
Qiyao (Jenny) Wu - As a student, Jenny interned at Deloitte & Touche, Atlanta. Today Jenny is attending graduate school at Georgia Southern University, Atlanta, GA
Hui Zhang - Attending graduate school at Georgia Southern University, Atlanta, GA