Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

  • Overview

    The global economy moves fast; William Peace University’s Business Administration degree is focused on helping you keep pace. As a Business student, you will earn control of your future by learning the skills valued by today’s business leaders, including communication skills and data analytics. 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 the business world. 


    At WPU, big ideas are exchanged in small classes, where you will learn the latest business education theories. You’ll then have the opportunity to put that learning into practice with a variety of internships in downtown Raleigh and or at one of Research Triangle’s more than 170 global companies. Business administration majors learn how to formulate policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. The curriculum combines core business courses with the unique perspective of conducting business coursework on a global scale.

    Study Business Administration at WPU
    Get hands-on experience managing projects and finding outside-of-the-box business solutions
  • Courses
  • Faculty
    ​Associate Professor of Business Administration; Program Director of Human Resources Management
    Betty Witcher
    Department Chair of Psychology and Business; Professor of Psychology
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    Program Director of Business and Associate Professor of Business
    Sandra Holsonback
    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Careers

    Business administrators plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its central departments, information systems, and programs. Students who graduate with a degree also seek opportunities for further education. Many attend business school in hopes of earning a master’s degree in business administration or MBA, while others use their learnings to become a lawyer. 

    WPU business administration graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

    • 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

    WPU Graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

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