The mission of the Department of Business and Accounting is to equip 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 of study offer a robust professional curriculum integrated with the traditional liberal arts.
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.
Guilford's Master of Business Administration students gain a comprehensive understanding of basic business principles, including international business, marketing, leadership, finance, economics, strategy, and ethics.
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
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 the 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. As the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree has not been offered for two years, it is yet to be eligible for accreditation by ACBSP.