The ACBSP-accredited Charles M. Reeves, Jr. School of Business & Economics at Methodist University began in 1986 and now has over 700 students in attendance. It arranges its programs around instilling in the student an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters creativity, innovation, new ideas, perseverance, ethical responsibility, and confidence to take on whatever obstacle and challenge come their way, both professionally and personally. The School is built upon a Christian heritage full of respect, love, service, and diversity. Students have ample opportunity for academic, personal, spiritual, and professional growth and preparedness by the time they graduate.
There are Associates and Bachelors degrees in Accounting, Financial Economics, Business Administration, Marketing, and Health Care Administration. There are further Bachelors degrees in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Sport Management. Several of these degrees have concentration options in PGA Golf Management; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club & Hospitality Management; and Sport Management. Undergraduates have a unique opportunity and some funding available to conduct a research thesis paper or project.
Scholarships are incredibly helpful in allowing most students to attend the university with having some of their tuition covered. Merit scholarships like the Wright Scholars Program, Institutional scholarships like the Founders Scholarship, and Endowed Scholarships like the Dr. Sid Gautam Scholarship for Entrepreneurs are available. Scholarships are also available to fund study abroad trips. The Center for Global Education provides ways for business students to immerse themselves in locations like Guatemala, Saint Lucia, Amsterdam, France, Thailand, and Northern Ireland, to name a few.
To help students engage with others, build upon leadership skills, prepare professionally, and serve the community, the University provides honor societies and clubs like athletic, performing arts, religious, and other clubs. Academic clubs include the Accounting Club, American Marketing Association, Resort Management Club, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, Economics Club, Golf Association, and Sport Management Club.
Some statistics show that students who complete internships have a greater possibility of landing the job they want after they finish their degree. Therefore, internships are a required piece of every business degree program. The SoB’s Internship and Experiential Learning Program provides business students with the Internship Preparation Course and personal guidance in how to find and which internships are the best for their desired career goals. The Center for Entrepreneurship encourages students and the surrounding community on their entrepreneurial pathway through classes, workshops, an annual business symposium, and even organizing internships and jobs for students.
Other ways students can assure they are best prepared to enter the world of business is through participating in the University’s Center for Community Engagement, Center for Research and Creativity, and the Tally Center for Leadership Development.
The Reeves School of Business’ graduate degree is only offered online. It is the 100% online Professional MBA with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Management and can be completed in just 16 months.