Bachelor’s Degree in 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 Administration Core Courses 39 credit hours
    Business Electives or Concentration 12-13 credit hours
    General Electives 19-20 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 Environment 3
    BSA 211: Principles of Microeconomics 3
    BSA 212: Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    MAT 202: Finite Math or MAT 241: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 3
    BSA 221: Financial Accounting 3
    BSA 222: Managerial Accounting 3
    BSA 240: Management and Organizational Behavior 3
    BSA 250: Human Resources Management 3
    BSA 270: Business Law 3
    BSA 325: Corporate Finance 3
    BSA 499: Business Policy 3
    MKT 230: Marketing 3
    BAN 320: Decision Science I 3

     

    Concentration in General Business

    Choose (twelve) 12 credit hours in Business electives from at least two different Business disciplines.

    12 credit hours
    Concentration in Global Business

    Choose twelve (12) credits 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
    12-13 credit hours
    BSA 357: Leadership 3
    BSA 357L: Leadership Lab (TUG only) 1
    Choose nine (9) credits from the following:
    BSA 358: Leading Diverse Organizations 3
    BSA 359: Learning, Training, and Facilitation 3
    BSA 390-399: Leadership Spotlight courses 3
    LST 380: Liberal Studies Junior Seminar 3
    BSA 449: Leadership, Change, and Civic Innovation 3
    BSA 395: Special Topics course with “Leadership” in the title 3
    Concentration in Sport Management
    12 credit hours
    BSA 385: Sport Management 3
    BSA 370: Sport Law 3
    PSY 245: Sport Psychology 3
    ANT 310: Anthropology of Sport 3

     

    General Electives
    19-20 credit hours
    Must complete 19-20 elective credit hours 19-20

     

    Minors

    Minor in Business Administration
    18 credit hours
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    BSA 211: Principles of Microeconomics 3
    BSA 221: Financial Accounting 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 240: Organizational Behavior 3
    BSA 357: Leadership 3
    BSA 357L: Leadership Lab (TUG only) 3
    BSA 449: Leadership, Change, and Civic Innovation 3
    Choose two (2) credits, in any combination, from the following:
    BSA 390-399: Leadership Spotlight courses 3
    LST 380: Liberal Studies Junior Seminar 3
    Choose six (6) credits, in any combination, from following: 3
    BSA 358: Leading Diverse Organizations 3
    BSA 359: Learning, Training, Facilitation 3
    BSA 395: Special Topics Course with “Leadership” in the title 3

     

    Minor in Sport Management
    18 credit hours
    BSA 160: Global Business Environment 3
    BSA 240: Management/Organizational Behavior 3
    BSA 370: Sport Law 3
    BSA 385: Sport Management 3
    ESS 310: Sport Coaching 3
    Choose three (3) credits hours from the following list:
    BSA 357: Leadership 3
    BSA 358: Leading Diverse Organizations 3
    BSA 359: Learning, Training, and Facilitation 3
    BAN 120: Introduction to Analytics 3
    COM 311: Interactive and Social Media 3
  • Faculty
    Heidi Gailor Loflin, WPU professor.
    ​Associate Professor of Business Administration
    Betty Witcher, WPU professor.
    Department Chair of Psychology and Business; Professor of Psychology
    Carolyn Nye, WPU professor.
    Program Director of Business and Associate Professor of Business and Analytics
    Lizzie Lange, WPU Professor.
    Assistant Professor and Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science
  • 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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