As a future leader, success after graduation is a primary goal. At Tennessee Wesleyan University business students are given many tools to help ensure that their character, work ethic, and foundational academics are prioritized and developed. Ninety-three percent of graduates are employed either full or part-time after graduation, 87% of graduates find employment within six months of graduating, and 14% of graduates move on to attend graduate school. The majority of classes maintain a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, assuring both peer and professor relationship building. The Goodfriend School of Business takes the University’s standards up a notch to provide students with well-rounded bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Bachelor’s of Business Administration degrees are offered through the Goodfriend School of Business. Students may choose from a variety of emphasis options such as Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, and more. A few of the intensive courses included within the core curriculum are Microcomputer Applications, Legal Environment of Business, Principles of Management, and Accounting. The undergraduate programs are available on-campus, while the Master’s of Business Administration is in a 100% distance learning format.
There are several offices, centers, and organizations on the TWU campus that are available to help business students at every level of their learning path. The Office of Career Development supports students as they prepare to make decisions about their undergraduate, graduate, or career plans. Services offered include career assessments, internship information, graduate school counseling, and help with finding part-time or full-time employment opportunities.
All new students enrolled after 2016 are required to complete a minimum of five service hours per semester. The Center for Service and Leadership assist students in finding their volunteer opportunities. They also provide service-learning, leadership programs, service bases student organizations, and connections with Greek organizations. Two unique programs are the Alternative Break and Love Thy Neighbor Project. During Alternative Breaks students choose to spend their Winter or Spring Break participating in interactive learning programs that bring awareness to a specific need in the world such as poverty or hunger. The Love Thy Neighbor Project is focused on eliminating food insecurity for students who attend Tennessee Wesleyan, as well as, the greater community surrounding the campus.
The Master’s of Business Administration at Tennessee Wesleyan is a completely online program. Courses within the degree focus on relevant business topics like ethical decision-making, strategic orientation, global perspectives, and respect for people and communities. Students have the ability to concentrate in Management or Accounting and can complete the 30 credit hour program in either 12 months on a full-time basis or 24 months on a part-time basis. Applicants must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA and submit two letters of recommendation from prior university-level instructors, as well as one letter from a current or past employer.