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.

Business majors can choose one of six concentrations to reach their career goals: digital marketing, healthcare administration, human resource management, organizational behavior, sport management, or strategic management.

Major: Business Administration
Minor: Business
Related Majors: International Business, Advertising and Marketing Communication, and Accounting
Related Minors: Accounting, Economics, Finance
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Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.

Top 5 Majors
All Wesleyan Majors

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  • Accounting 
  • Applied psychology
  • Art, studio 
  • Asian studies
  • Biology 
  • Business 
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Digital marketing
  • English
  • Economics
  • Educational studies
  • English with a Literature Emphasis
  • English with a Writing Emphasis
  • Environmental science
  • Equine assisted therapy
  • Finance
  • Forensic science
  • Healthcare administration
  • History
  • Human resources management
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Organizational behavior
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Pre-law
  • Reading
  • Psychology 
  • Reading
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish 
  • Strategic management
  • Theatre
  • Visual studies
  • Women, gender, and sexuality 


Pre-Professional Concentrations

Find out more about our Pre-Professional programs here.

  • Allied Health
  • Athletic Training
  • Dentistry
  • Law (stand alone concentration or accelerated JD dual degree with Mercer) 
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Seminary
  • Veterinary

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The 4+1 Graduate Bridge Program is open to Wesleyan students who have earned a cumulated grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher by the end of their junior year of study and have been accepted to the graduate program of their choice after completing the application requirements.


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Why Wesleyan?

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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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Wesleyan offers 23 majors and 30 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.



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 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.

Kara Kostiuk
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
Megan McMahon
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-2466 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile

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