School of Business
Laura Falco, DBA, Interim Dean
The School of Business offers six traditional undergraduate degrees, four master’s degrees, and three degree-completion programs. Traditional undergraduate degrees include Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Management & Social Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Sports Management & Marketing. Master’s degrees include Health Administration, Public Health, Strategic Leadership, and Strategic Marketing. Bachelor's degree completion programs include Business Management, Business Marketing and Health Administration. In addition, the School of Business offers a pathway for qualified undergraduate students, who are interested in earning a degree in health administration, to begin their education in one of the six traditional undergraduate business degree programs and transition to the Health Administration degree completion program during the spring semester of their junior year.
Roberts Wesleyan College's School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
Undergraduate Business Program
To develop men and women who will model Christ-like character and equip them to transform society through sacrificial service and effective leadership.
Through a Christ-centered management education, Roberts Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Business department develops servant-leaders with integrity who are equipped to meet the challenges of a constantly changing world. Our graduates are committed to excellence and dedicated to adding value to their organizations, communities, and families.
Holding to the belief that the Christian faith provides a stable perspective that enables each person to cope with a changing world, the Business faculty is committed to assisting each student’s intellectual, social, ethical, spiritual, and professional development. The School’s objectives include developing each student’s communication and decision-making skills so that he or she will be prepared to adapt to the business environment of the future.
The Undergraduate Business department is built around four foundational character themes: Hope & Courage (freshman year), Integrity (sophomore year), Personal Excellence (junior year), and Servant Leadership (senior year). Students have opportunities inside the classroom and through hands-on learning outside the classroom (e.g. internships and projects) to build these character traits, enhancing the knowledge and skills developed in the business program.
Students of the Undergraduate Business Program can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in the following majors:
Accounting Business Administration Management & Social Entrepreneurship Marketing Sports Management & Marketing Health Administration*
*Undergraduate students who are interested in completing a degree in Health Administration will begin their studies in one of the other business majors and, if eligible, will apply to transfer into the Health Administration degree completion program during their junior year. The program requires students to complete two practicum experiences in a healthcare setting in addition to other course requirements. Students who are interested in the Health Administration option should talk to their advisor as soon as possible and notify the Undergraduate Business Program Director. Communication with the Program Director will help to determine eligibility for the program and facilitate a smooth transition between programs, ensuring timely degree completion.
Common Professional Core
In addition to the College's General Education Program requirements and specific courses for each business program major, all Undergraduate Business students take a common core of courses to help ensure graduates leave with a well-rounded business education. See the individual major requirements for the list of core courses. Fifteen credits from the Common Professional Core count toward the 60 credits of liberal arts requirement.
An absolute must for a quality business program, students are required to complete an internship experience during their junior or senior year,** providing the opportunity to engage in real-life learning, typically working in a local business, a non-profit organization, or multinational company. The internship is designed to provide each student with an opportunity to observe accounting, business administration, international business, management, or marketing in operation and to practice the skills they have acquired in the program. Working together with the student, the faculty and staff make every effort to have the student complete the internship within an environment of the student's interests and passions.
**Students have the option to pursue additional internship credits beyond the 2 credits required for graduation.
Double Majors within the School
The Business Administration major serves as the foundation for each of the other majors within the School, therefore the School does not allow double majors between Business Administration and any other Department major. However, students are allowed to double major in any combination of four business majors (Accounting, Marketing, Management and Social Entrepreneurship, and Sports Management & Marketing). In the case of a double major, the student would be required to complete the Internship Preparation course and the Internship Experience only once. The faculty would seek to find internship opportunities that would leverage learning and applications from both majors to the extent possible.