ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

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Office Information:

124 Forsyth Building
(828) 227-7412


Dr. Darrell Parker, Dean
Dr. Debra Burke, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Kenneth Flynt, Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement (search by department)

Vision.The College of Business will be a leading educator of high-performance innovative leadership talent who are prepared to meet tomorrow’s business and the region’s evolving development needs.

Mission. Western Carolina University’s College of Business is a leader among schools of business in graduating baccalaureate and master’s degree students primarily from the lower Appalachians and the Carolina Piedmont who are Business Ready® to meedt the needs of industries, markets and institutions.

Programs of study include: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with majors in Accounting, Business Administration and Law, Computer Information Systems, Innovation Leadership and  Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing and Sport Management) , Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Tourism Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Innovation Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Master of Project Management. The Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy are offered in Asheville; the Master of Entrepreneurship and the Master of Project Management are Web-based, available internationally. 

Admission to B.S.B.A. programs.  Admission requirements for specific programs can be found in the respective program descriptions. Consistent with the policy on transfer of course work, at least 30 semester hours of courses must be taken in the upper division at Western Carolina University toward the BSBA or BS degrees.

 The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. This degree program requires the following:

  • Liberal Studies (42 hours)

  • Business core courses (36 hours)

  • Major program of study in business and elective courses  (42 hours)

  • Minimum requirements for BSBA Degree (120 hours)    

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the major for graduation. The major comprises the business core courses and hours in the major program of study. Appropriate prerequisites must be completed and at least 45 hours are required for enrollment in all courses numbered 300 or above in the College of Business.

Students with majors outside the College of Business are prohibited from taking in excess of 25 percent of the hours required for their degree from College of Business courses.

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