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Business and Accounting Department

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The Guilford College Department of Business and Accounting equips future business leaders with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to succeed in today’s global business environment. In keeping with Guilford’s Quaker tradition of shaping education to address “all things civil and useful,” the department’s programs offer a robust professional curriculum.

The Business Administration major and minor teach principles rooted in the Core Values of integrity, stewardship, and community. Business Administration majors learn to analyze, plan, organize, communicate, and work with others in preparation for careers in today’s global business environment. They gain valuable hands-on experience during internships at such organizations and companies as the American Red Cross, Procter and Gamble, and Samet Corporation that help them build a strong business portfolio ahead of graduation.

An education in Accounting, the language of all commerce, prepares students for success in almost any area of business. Accounting majors develop sound analytical and communication skills and gain problem-solving experience in real-world situations. Expert faculty work collaboratively with students to prepare them to navigate the ever-changing landscape of theory, regulation, and practice. Graduates of the Accounting program have gone on to careers in public accounting, industrial and governmental accounting, and nonprofit leadership. Others have pursued graduate studies or used their solid financial background as a springboard to careers in banking and business.

Additional Departmental Information

Accreditation

The bachelor of science Degree in Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in addition to the regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). While all degree programs at the College are accredited by Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), the following programs related to business have not sought nor are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): Computing Technology and Information Systems, Accounting, Economics, and Sport Management.
 


College Catalog

For more information about courses within the Business and Accounting Department, visit the online, searchable Guilford College Catalog. The Undergraduate Catalog also includes academic department and major information, academic regulations and resources, admission standards and requirements, and tuition, fees, and financial aid information.

 

Majors and Minors

"One of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to go to a big school do something big in life. My friends and I started our own record label and clothing line. I studied international business in Shanghai. Now I’m realizing my dream of working for the NBA."

Kevin Tiller '14
Business Major, Communication Minor
  • Accounting Major: The bachelor of science degree in Accounting gives students exposure to the primary area of Accounting in which they receive a basic grounding in statistics, economics, computers, and finance. Accounting majors may sit for the CPA Examination in the semester in which they graduate.
  • Accounting Minor: The Accounting minor provides non-Accounting majors with basic concepts and tools that can be applied to enhance the application and marketability of their liberal arts education.
  • Business Administration Major: The bachelor of science in Business Administration offers a broad liberal arts education with an intense professional focus. In conjunction with an adviser, a student may choose to emphasize an area of study within the department by choosing a business-related minor.
  • Business Minor: The Business minor provides students with basic business concepts and tools that can be applied to enhance the application and marketability of their liberal arts education. Students gain a basic understanding of the world of business, its global aspects, and ethical issues. The minor in Business is not available to business administration majors.
  • Money and Finance Minor: The Money and Finance minor educates students to analyze an organization’s financial reports and think strategically about its financial position.

Business Department News and Events

Getting Down to Business

Getting Down to Business

Philosophy major Andrew Munster ’20 reflects on his time at Guilford as he prepares for the joint JD/MBA program at Cleveland State in Ohio.

N.C. CPA Foundation Recognizes Guilford Accounting Students

N.C. CPA Foundation Recognizes Guilford Accounting Students

Accounting students Juan Vigoya-Astroz '21, Calyn Davis '21, and Robb Stowe '20 receive scholarships for their outstanding success in their journeys to become CPAs.

Changing Course

Changing Course

Michaela Allred ’20 credits Guilford’s Business Department with preparing her for a role in corporate governance with Nasdaq-Center for Board Excellence and a top MBA program.

Life by the Numbers

Life by the Numbers

The ambition of Juan Vigoya-Astroz '20 catapults him to academic and career success, earning him scholarships to Guilford and then N.C. State University, where he receives a full ride while earning his Master's of Accounting.

Doubly Qualified

Doubly Qualified

Business major Awatif Oumar ’21 surprised herself by adding a second major in Economics, but her professors believed in her from the beginning.

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Suan Yang '17 credits Guilford with enriching her intellect and helping her establish a financially and mentally sustainable lifestyle.

Count on Deon

Count on Deon

Greensboro native Deon McFarland ’24 navigated his first year — amid the pandemic — with ease. A wide receiver on the Guilford College football team and an amateur photographer, he balances well his studies in Accounting with extra-curricular activities.

Prepared for Life

Prepared for Life

The formative years of Bruno Gonzalez ’23 were well spent. During his time at West Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., he determined his college major — Accounting — and even developed his ideal career track.

Early Achiever

Early Achiever

A native of the Dominican Republic, Marisabel Guzman Cruz ’23 had her sights set on studying English at a young age. A double major in Psychology and Business, Marisabel plans to add Analytics as a third major and Economics as her minor.

Man of Substance

Man of Substance

Undistracted by the hollow allurements of some college football recruiters, defensive end Brooks Stemple ’22 chose Guilford College because of its academic qualities and nurturing atmosphere.

Contact Us

Michael Dutch

Michael Dutch

Seth and Hazel Macon Professor of Business Management

Darryl Samsell

Darryl Samsell

Associate Professor of Business Management

Garland Granger

Garland Granger

Associate Professor of Accounting