Business Administration

Major: Business Administration
Related Majors: International Business, Economics, Advertising and Marketing Communication, and Accounting.
Related Minors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
Program Director: Philip Davis TaylorProfessor of Economics
Academic Catalogue

Overall, more Wesleyan College graduates pursue business-related professions than any other field. Business Administration is consistently one of the Top 2 majors on our campus. Wesleyan offers major programs in Accounting, Economics, International Business, and Advertising & Marketing Communication. Accounting, Business, and Finance are also offered as minor programs. Wesleyan's Department of Business and Economics offers a wide range of opportunities for students who are interested in careers in business and related fields. 

The major in business administration is a unique combination of study in management, the humanities, and the social sciences. It requires that the student complete 52 hours of course work in specified areas of essential business topics and advanced liberal arts subjects. The student majoring in business may use additional elective hours to design a concentrated area of study beyond the minimum major requirements in business management, marketing, economics, accounting, or in a non-business field. Completion of a second major in another field is encouraged.

Wesleyan students are prepared to solve problems they would find in the business environment. The curriculum, which actively engages the students, is discussion-based with emphasis on case analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking. Issues of economics, accounting, marketing, management, ethics, law, finance, and international opportunities are addressed in the program. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.

Field Study
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 Merrill-Lynch; Southern Bell; Bank of America; Trust Company Bank; First Union; Georgia Power; United Way; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks Accounting; MidSummer Macon; Macon Housing Authority; GEICO; and Coliseum Northside Hospital. It's not uncommon for an internship to lead to a job offer.

Study Abroad
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 the highest GPA. This award consists of a certificate to the student and a plaque in the departmental suite.

Nora Kay Appling King Scholarship Achievement Award
. Wesleyan Alumna Nora Kay Appling established this award in 1979. The award goes to a deserving rising senior in the department of Business and Economics. The recipient is chosen on the basis of character, academics, and involvement in the Wesleyan Community and Business Club. The award consists of a certificate and cash award to be applied to college expenses.

Government Employees Insurance Company Achievement Award. The recipient of the GEICO Achievement Award should be a sophomore or junior majoring in a business related field of study, have achieved a "B" or better average in the major, and have 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.


Glenna MeyerGlenna Dod Meyer  D. Abbott Turner Professor of Free Enterprise and Professional Studies Division Chair. 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.

Phillip TaylorPhilip 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.

EylerKel-Ann Eyler Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S. (Accounting) University of Virginia 1977; M.P.A., Ph.D. (Accounting) Georgia State University 1990. My research interests are auditor judgment, accounting history, accounting ethics, international accounting, and gender issues in accounting. Taylor 216.

yingzhenYing 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.

Stacie BarrettStacie Barrett Assistant Professor of Business and Assistant Director of the EMBA Program. B.A. (Mass Communications) Fort Valley State University 2008; M.B.A., Wesleyan College 2011. Stacie has been an adjunct in the business department since coming to Wesleyan as the EMBA Coordinator in 2012.

mcmahonMegan 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

GossLine Valerie Goss Assistant Professor of Economics. B.S (Finance) Southern University Baton Rouge 2005; MS. (Financial Economics); Ph.D. (Financial Economics) University of New Orleans 2014. My research interests are related to Financial Markets, Market Microstructure, Capital Structure and Firm's Competitive Strategy.