The Godbold School of Business at Gardner-Webb University prioritizes Christian values throughout its liberal arts professional education. It values faith, intellectual and spiritual reflection, service, leadership, excellence, teamwork, community engagement, and diversity. As the administration, faculty, staff, and curriculum work together to instill these values in every student, they also direct them to succeed in making a global impact for God and others. The School of Business carries the ACBSP accreditation.
Godbold School of Business’ Broyhill School of Management provides undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics/Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business Administration, Marketing, and Sport Management. Graduate students can earn a Masters in Accountancy, Business Administration, International Business Administration, and Wealth & Trust Management. They offer a 10-month MBA option as well. The MBA areas of emphasis are in Accounting, Banking & Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Sport Management, and Tax Accounting. Student can pursue dual degrees in Business/Divinity and Business/Nursing. Doctoral students can earn a Doctor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management, Accounting, International Business, Marketing, and Finance. To focus in on increasing skills in leadership, the university offers the Leadership Academy, which is a 12-week program that gives students training, face-to-face interaction and experiences with executives, and insight into the industry. Short-term international trips, like over Spring Break, and even semester- or year-long study abroad opportunities, give students exposure to different cultures in a life-changing way.
Partnered with excellent classroom education, students need to be in community with peers, get involved in serving others, and enjoy their time. Some of the organizations for students include the Student Government Association, Institute of Management Accountants, ENACTUS, Student Investment Club, Delta Mu Delta, Campus Civitan, College Republicans, College Democrats, Campus Ministries United, Black Student Association, and Religious Studies Association. Thanks to the generous donation of John and Linda Godbold, who the School of Business is named after, the Center and Journal for Ethics & Entrepreneurship were born. The center guides local businesses on how to be ethical and successful at the same time. The journal allows business students to submit entries and is a source of information for current students and local businesses. The university also provides the Center for Innovative Leadership Development, IMPACT Center for Christian Ethics & Social Responsibility, and the Center for Personal & Professional Development.
Several programs are offered entirely online to allow anyone to obtain an excellent education. One advantageous program offered is the Degree Completion Program called GOAL. It is for any student who has started a degree elsewhere and could not finish it. GOAL provides online, flexible, convenient ways to complete a degree in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, Wealth & Trust Management, Management, and Healthcare Management. Graduate students can also pursue an online Masters in Accountancy, Business Administration, and International Business Administration.