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.


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

    Dr. Mischia Taylor

    Dean, Godbold College of Business Assistant Professor of Marketing

    (704) 406-2324

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B.E.S.T. Program

GWU’s Godbold College of Business host annually the B.E.S.T. program is for high school students in Cleveland County.

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The Leadership Academy

The partnership between GWU and Isothermal Community College (ICC) is devoted to developing and enhancing leadership skills.

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The smaller classes and hands-on learning approach is something that you cannot put a value on. My classes gave me the tools I needed to succeed in the business world.”
— T.J. McCullough ’07
The Gardner-Webb professors are like, ‘I want to partner with you, not intimidate you,’ and they want to help you graduate. You learn a lot more with that approach.”
— Philip Slater ’13
I built good relationships with many professors. Mischia Taylor was my marketing teacher and advisor. She was always available to answer my questions and helped me learn the knowledge I needed.”
— Dewayne Wray ’16
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