Broyhill School of Management
Gardner-Webb University's Broyhill School of Management develops leaders in the global business world. The program combines liberal arts with business education to result in traditional and non-traditional areas of expertise. This unique approach will allow you to enter exciting careers spanning all industries.
As a student in the Broyhill School of Management, you will benefit from the well-qualified, enthusiastic faculty who foster and environment rich in educational opportunities and mentorship. The faculty and state-of-the-art classrooms ensure you are given the tools necessary to become a business leader in the global world.
One of the distinctive features of the Broyhill School of Management is the flexibility that exists within the majors and minors. The course requirements are a mix of required courses and those tailored to fit your specific interests. In many circumstances independent study courses and even internships can be substituted for credit towards a major. International study is highly encouraged and opportunities for travel are nearly endless.
Your classes will be engaging as well as demanding. Instead of simply coming up with the correct answer, a tremendous amount of focus is dedicated to the process of problem-solving and developing a multi-lateral understanding of a concept and how it influences other things.
It isn't all work and studies however. Student clubs include Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Student Investment Club (SIC), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and World Trade Club (WTC). As a student participant in these clubs, you’ll get to participate in regional competitions, hold meetings, and throw parties. You may also have the opportunity to be part of Delta Mu Delta, the international honors society for business majors.
On cold, rainy days, some professors have been known to bring and serve hot apple cider or hot chocolate to students. Barbeques at professors’ homes are common. The faculty and staff of the Broyhill School of Management care more about your future than your grades.
On the whole, an education from the Broyhill School of Management will give you the confidence and knowledge to be an entrepreneur or a manager in any type of setting or environment. Although success is never guaranteed, the focus on mentorship and personal development give you the best chance to attain lofty goals and aspirations.
Minor for non-business majors:
Business Professional Component Requirements
The Common Professional Component is a set of core courses required by the Broyhill School of Management for all business majors. It includes the following courses:
ACCT 213: Accounting Principles I
ACCT 214: Accounting Principles II
BADM 300: Legal Environment of Business
BADM 304: Applied Business Statistics
BADM 305: Quantitative Methods for Business
BADM 480: Senior Seminar in Business (*)
CISS 160: Introduction to Computer Concepts
ECON 204: Principles of Economics II
FINC 312: Financial Management
MGMT 316: Principles of Management
MRKT 300: Principles of Marketing
(*) Business Administration 480 should be taken in the last semester of the student's senior year.
Additional Requirements, Course Substitutions, and Transfer Specifics
All business students (including transfer students and students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement) are expected to complete Math 105 and 110 within the general studies core except for the Computer Information Systems majors with the Computer Science option who are expected to take Math 151 and either Math 302 or Math 311. All business students are expected to complete Economics 203 within the general studies core. A minimum grade of C is required in major courses, the Business Professional Component Courses, and the economics and math courses specified to be taken as part of the general studies core, whether taken at Gardner-Webb or transferred from another institution.
Students transferring from a community college are strongly recommended to take the following courses as part of their community college programs: ACCT 213, ACCT 214, ECON 203, ECON 204, and CISS 160.