The School of Business at Washington University of Virginia offers excellent IACBE-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Placing a high priority on Christian values, it integrates business instruction with Christian biblical theology. Upon graduation, students are confident, competent, and career-ready leaders who are of good character and have acquired the necessary tools and skills to navigate the business industry and successfully start, manage, develop, and expand businesses of all kinds. They are also ready to follow God’s call on their lives as a person of faith who desires to serve and effectively impact the world through the gifts and talents they have acquired.
Undergraduate coursework leads to a Bachelors in Business Administration or Accounting. The BBA offers optional concentrations in Management and Information Technology. It lays a foundation for ethical business practices. The Masters in Business Administration program is designed for those who wish to advance in their career. It also offers optional concentrations in Information Technology and Management. MBA students grow in understanding the importance and function of e-business and information technology.
Many students need financial assistance to complete a degree in higher education. WUV offers many scholarships business students can take advantage of, including the Legacy Scholarship, the Pastoral Family Scholarship, and the Missionary Scholarship. Some competitive scholarships include the Academic Achievement, Alumni Association, and Virginia State Baptist Convention Scholarships. The Work-Study Scholarship provides tuition for needy students while giving them work experience and ways to begin building their resumes.
One of the priorities of the overall educational experience is to give students opportunities to complete field experience involving hands-on learning while serving the community. The Community Service program helps students grow in Christian leadership and ministry by connecting them with charities, churches, and other qualified organizations like jails, hospitals, homeless shelters, schools, and nursing homes. Community service hours are a requirement for business students. The Volunteer Center assists in connecting students to community service and other volunteer opportunities.
Students from the School of Business can be appointed to the Student Government Association to represent business students, build leadership experience, and work together as a team to the betterment of the University. The Alumni Association provides scholarships for business students and also connects them to alumnus executives and leaders for mentorship and professional connections.
An important part of the business curriculum is the Curricular Practical Training requirement. This provides practical application and experiential learning through cooperative education, practicum, and internship opportunities. There is also the Optional Practical Training program, where students can complete a year of OPT during their bachelors degree and another year during their masters degree. Through this program, students find an approved job related to their major. To foster and be accountable to their faith, business students can attend chapel services two to three times weekly.