Godbold College of Business

The Godbold College of Business (GCB) functions to support the mission of Gardner-Webb University by providing both graduate and undergraduate professional training in the business disciplines to a diverse student population.

It enhances the scope of the University by applying the learning and analytical skills fostered by the liberal arts and the moral and ethical values of the Christian faith to the practice of business activities in the domestic and worldwide arenas. It also encourages both its faculty and its students to pursue lifelong learning, to value service to God and humanity, and to build character in students.

Motto: “For God and Humanity Through Business.”

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 an 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), Entrepreneurial Action by all of Us (ENACTUS), 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. Barbecues 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.


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education — supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

  • ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.
  • ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.
  • ACBSP offers an accreditation process uniquely focused on teaching excellence and student outcomes. And because the council believes ACBSP success is driven by the success of its members, ACBSP officers and members align those programs and the accreditation process to meet the individual needs of each member.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

The ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissions approved the reaffirmation of the business program accreditation at Gardner-Webb University on November 17, 2016.  The board of commissions identified the self-study submitted by the Godbold College of Business as a Best Practice.  The Business Schools was commended for their “thorough and well-written report” and considered a “model of an excellent self-study for reaffirmation”. 

The Godbold College of Business continues to submit Quality Assurance Reports to ACBSP every two years and will be completing a ten year reaffirmation due in 2026.

Business Ethics & Entrepreneurship

Learn more about how we provide students and businesses with the best practices for success without compromising ethics or integrity.


The College of Business has multiple scholarship opportunities available for both Graduate and Undergraduate Students.

mischia taylor

Mischia A. Taylor

Dean; Instructor – Godbold College of Business

211B Hamrick Hall
(704) 406-2260
[email protected]

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