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.
Business majors can choose one of four concentrations to reach your career goals: strategic management, sport management, organizational behavior, or health care administration.
Major: Business Administration
Related Majors: International Business, Economics, Advertising and Marketing Communication, and Accounting
Related Minors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
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.
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.
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.
Most employers say the ability to speak clearly in a public context with confidence and clarity is more important than the undergraduate major.
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.
The education and understanding of various financial areas such as personal finance, investing, insurance, real estate, paying for college, budgeting, retirement and tax planning.
Set strategic goals and use performance measures for management and budgeting, justify expenditures, and demonstrate that research provides value to a community.
Identify a reasonable number of priorities that will have the greatest possible impact on the success of your organization.
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.
Of the student population at Wesleyan is international
Number of majors we offer including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
Of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their fields
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