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The BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION major at North Carolina Wesleyan College provides a broad education in business. Students get a well-rounded education in general business policy and strategy, but also have the flexibility to pursue a particular area of interest in greater depth. You may even decide to add a new concentration in entrepreneurship to your program.

A concentration in ENTREPRENEURSHIP, offered through the Business Administration program, helps students learn to carry out a business idea from start to finish—including conception, finance, development, marketing, and sales. The concentration prepares a student to open their own businesses, develop ideas, and fundraise for future projects.

Career opportunities for Business Administration majors:

  • Private banking and financial management industry: investment and personal.
  • Real Estate: Financing, investment, and property management opportunities.
  • Insurance and risk management.
  • Lending: Financial aspects of lending including business and personal loan-making in a variety of industries.
  • Human Resources: Relay and enforce labor law; policies on best practices in employment; and coordinating employee benefits.
  • Operations Management: Manage processes of workflow and production.
  • Logistics: Transportation and distribution of products and services.
  • Research and development of new products: Creating business solutions with entrepreneurship. Think Shark Tank!

Recent graduates from our Business Administration program:

  • Christine Werfelman Sprague (Class of 2008) works as an Artist Manager for Warner Brothers Records in San Diego, CA.
  • Teron Bush (Football, Class of 2010) and Devin Nicholls (Basketball, Class of 2012) currently work in the Management Trainee program for Enterprise, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Uzzell Lilley (Class of 2011) works as a procurement analyst for MBM, Inc. in Rocky Mount, NC.


Business Faculty Contacts

Patricia Matisz Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
Business Administration Program Coordinator
Capella University
(252) 985-5172
Bob Everton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business
Nova Southeastern University
(252) 985-5173
Shirley McLaughlin, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Marketing and Finance, ASPIRE Raleigh-Durham
Nova Southeastern University
(919) 465-4781
Stan Smedley, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Business,
ASPIRE Raleigh-Durham
Pennsylvania State University

(919) 465-4788

David Walker, M.B.A.
Visiting Instructor of Business
Interim Director, Eastern North Carolina Center for Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Southern Illinois University
(252) 985-5151
Kathleen Wilson, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Business
Lake Forest College
(252) 985-5122