Your degree in Business Administration will help you master concepts in human relations, organizational behavior, and operations management. You’ll practice applying quantitative techniques, computer skills, and critical thinking to help solve crucial problems. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a management role in a business or not-for-profit organization.
Gardner-Webb University’s Broyhill School of Management within the Godbold School of Business offers a unique educational environment producing business leaders who are equally committed to strong personal values and excellence in their work. Gardner-Webb is a Christian environment, and we believe in social justice, ethical decision-making, and intellectual honesty. Our graduates take these values to their workplaces and positions of leadership.
Our top-notch teachers are some of the best in the region with the credentials and the passion to provide you with a high-quality education. Business faculty members have professional experience in an impressive array of industries. Their areas of expertise include marketing, legal counsel, engineering, and senior management and nearly half have worked overseas, bringing a global perspective to the classroom. Gardner-Webb’s small class sizes mean you’ll have one-on-one access to all this expertise in every class session along with the mentorship you’ll need to achieve your best.
The learning you’ll do as part of the Broyhill School of Management begins in the classroom but it doesn’t end there. Classes focus on problem-solving and interactive discussions exploring issues from all sides. You can build on these learning experiences with enriching extracurricular activities including participating in our active student organizations or traveling to national student conferences. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel the world through our study abroad programs, demonstrate your leadership abilities in our student organizations, experience high-adrenaline teamwork at our adventure course, take a week-long trip to New York City, and score an internship with a local company.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE is a global, non-profit organization bringing together more than 1,600 university teams in 20 countries. Through SIFE, you’ll develop leadership and teamwork skills while exploring principles of free enterprise. Gardner-Webb’s SIFE team helps students share their knowledge of market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, business ethics, and more through educational outreach projects. Find out more: Visit the SIFE webpage.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is the international honor society for business majors, recognizing high scholastic achievement by majors in the Broyhill School of Management and offering career benefits for graduates. Membership is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class with a minimum 3.8 GPA.
F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award
The F. Keith Griggs Memorial Award is available to all full-time undergraduate students of the Broyhill School of Management who are entering their final year of study. Students are to write an essay entitled “A Business I Would Like to Start” to be submitted and read by a committee. The committee awards a $500.00 scholarship for the winner to use during his/her final year of study.
Goals and Objectives
- To be able to understand basic concepts of human relations management, organizational behavior, and production/operations management necessary to manage a modern business or not-for-profit organization.
- To incorporate global and ethical perspectives across the curriculum.
- To be able to apply quantitative techniques, computer techniques, and other elements of critical thinking to managerial problem solving.
Required Course Work
The Common Professional Component and the following courses: Management 416 and six of the following courses approved by the advisor:
Business Administration 325,
Management 330, 400, 403, 410, 418, 422, 431, 485,
(If Business Administration 325 is used to satisfy a general studies requirement, it cannot also be used to satisfy requirements for the management minor.)
By majoring in Business Administration, you will gain a flexible skill set offering many choices for career paths in business, management, finance, and more. Your options include positions in account management, financial planning, nonprofit management, consulting, investment, real estate, retail, and more.
GWU Business Administration alumni are employed at organizations such as High Point Bank & Trust, Lowes, Wachovia, and Surry Community College. Susan Pendergraft earned her bachelor’s and master’s in the Godbold School of Business now serves as Vice President of Operations and Administration at Surry Community College. She’s the first female at the institution to hold the role of VP.