Business Department

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The Business Department is dedicated to preparing ethical leaders who are distinguished by a breadth of competence that positions them to innovate and thrive in constant change.

The Business Administration major and minor are comprised of Business courses as well as key courses from other disciplines that teach principles rooted in the Core Values of integrity, stewardship and community.

Business majors learn to analyze, plan, organize, communicate and work with others in preparation for careers in today’s global business environment. And they gain valuable hands-on experience during internships at such organizations and companies as the American Red Cross, Procter & Gamble and Samet Corporation that help them build a strong business portfolio ahead of graduation.

The department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and offers a variety of minors for focused studies in human resources, money and finance and marketing.


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
  • 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.
  • Marketing Minor: The Marketing minor focuses on solving customers’ problems with products and/or services including the creation, pricing, promotion and placement of goods and services.
  • Human Resource Management Minor: In the Human Resource Management minor, students learn how people can work effectively to achieve organizational and personal goals while understanding the legal parameters that surround these issues.
  • 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.

Additional Departmental Information

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree in business administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 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 & information systems, accounting, forensic accounting, economics and sport management.

Business Department News and Events

Banking on Connections

Banking on Connections

Solid skills and meaningful connections. Business Administration major, Michael Reiney ('17) gained both at Guilford.

Professor Betty Kane Means Business

Professor Betty Kane Means Business

Betty Kane on how Guilford Business combines ethics and decision-making.

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Kevin Tiller ('14), Business Administration major and Communications minor, has a pretty magical resume.

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Peter Bobko

Peter Bobko

Associate Professor of Business Management

Michael Dutch

Michael Dutch

Professor of Business Management

Betty Kane

Betty Kane

Professor of Business

Darryl Samsell

Darryl Samsell

Associate Professor of Business Management

Richard Schilhavy

Richard Schilhavy

Assistant Professor of Business Management

Wenling Wang

Wenling Wang

Assistant Professor of Business Management