Business Administration

  • Overview

    The global economy moves fast; William Peace University’s Business Administration program is focused on helping you keep pace.

    As a Business major, you will earn control of your future by learning the skills valued by today’s business leaders. Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder or run your own business, our curriculum prepares you with the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to compete for exciting careers in business. At WPU, big ideas are exchanged in small classes, where you will learn the latest business theories and have the opportunity to put them into practice with a variety of internships in downtown Raleigh and or at one of Research Triangle’s more than 170 global companies. The curriculum combines core business courses with the unique perspective of how to conduct business on a global scale. You will choose a concentration in Global Business, Marketing, Leadership and Management Studies, and new to our campus – the WPU Sport Management program.

    With Research Triangle Park and a thriving business community nearby, WPU and its advisors have professional relationships few can match.

    Study Business Administration at WPU
    Get hands-on experience managing projects and finding outside-of-the-box business solutions
  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours
    Business Core Courses 39 credit hours
    Business Electives or Concentration 12 credit hours
    General Electives 20 credit hours
    Total credit hours for the B.S. in Business Administration 120 credit hours

     

    Business Core Courses
    39 credit hours
    BSA 160: Global Business and Trade 3
    BSA 211: Microeconomics 3
    BSA 212: Macroeconomics 3
    MAT 202: Finite Math or MAT 241 Calculus 3
    BSA 221: Principles of Accounting I 3
    BSA 222: Principles of Accounting II 3
    BSA 240: Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    BSA 250: Human Resource Management 3
    BSA 270: Business Law 3
    BSA 325: Corporate Finance 3
    BSA 499: Strategic Management 3
    MKT 230: Marketing 3
    BAN 320: Decision Science 3

     

    Business Electives or Concentration

    Choose a concentration within the business major or if studying general business, choose 12 credit hours of electives from any area of concentration below:

    12 credit hours
    Concentration in Global Business

    Choose 12 credits, in any combination, from the following:

    12 credit hours
    BSA 345: International Business 3
    MKT 361: Global Marketing 3
    Study Abroad 3
    Study Tour 3
    Foreign Language electives 3
    Anthropology electives 3
    Concentration in Leadership and Management Studies
    12 credit hours
    BSA 140: Introduction to Leadership 3
    BSA 343: Leadership & Change in Organizations 3
    BSA 354: Performance Management (Choose one):

    • BSA 340: Group Process and Dynamics
    • BSA 356: Employee Selection and Development
    3
    Concentration in Sport Management
    12 credit hours
    BSA 380: Sport Management 3
    BSA 370: Sport Law 3
    PSY 245: Sport Psychology 3
    ANT 310: An Anthropology of Sport 3

     

    General Electives
    20 credit hours
    Must complete 20 elective credit hours 20

    Minors

    Minor in Business Administration
    18 credit hours
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    BSA 211: Principles of Microeconomics 3
    BSA 221: Principles of Accounting I 3
    BSA 240: Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    MKT 230: Marketing 3
    One 300-level BSA course 3

     

    Minor in Leadership and Management Studies
    18 credit hours
    BSA 140: Introduction to Leadership 3
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    BSA 240: Management/Organizational Behavior 3
    BSA 343: Leadership & Change in Organizations 3
    BSA 354: Performance Management (Choose one):

    • BSA 340: Group Process and Dynamics
    • BSA 356: Employee Selection and Development
    3
  • Faculty
    Jeff Carr, JD
    ​Assistant Professor of Business Administration
    ​Linda Ferreri, Ph.D.
    ​Instructor
    ​Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Department Chair and Professor of Psychology; Department Chair of Business
    Department Chair and Professor of Business and Analytics
  • Careers

    Business majors learn how to formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions and government agencies. Business administrators plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments and programs.

    General managers and top executives hold more than three million jobs in the United States. At WPU, Business majors learn to problem solve and develop interpersonal and organizational skills. 

    Recent internships include:
    • North Carolina Department of Commerce International Trade Division
    • WNCN NBC-17
    • SAS Institute
    • North Carolina Highway Patrol
    • BB&T
    • Nextaff (Staffing Agency)
    • North Carolina Office of Governor, Boards and Commissions Department
    • American Red Cross
    Recent employment of business majors:
    • Operations Analyst, Credit Suisse
    • Education/Training Advisor, Global Knowledge
    • Staffing Coordinator, IBM
    • Financial Sales Representative, Western & Southern Financial Group
    • Marketing Assistant, North Carolina Department of Commerce: Division of Tourism
    • Loan Officer, State Employees Credit Union
    • Relationship Banker, BB&T
    • Human Resources Assistant, International Bank of Commerce

    Recent graduate schools acceptances:

    • East Carolina University, School of Business
    • Elon University School of Law
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