The Kentucky Wesleyan College business programs prepare students for professional careers in business and/or graduate studies. This preparation involves a curriculum that stresses analysis and communication, theory and practice, as shaped by the needs of the global business community. Ethics and values are emphasized in the curriculum, as well as technical efficiency and accountability.
The Business Administration curriculum has four tracks: General Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Building from a core business curriculum, students are able to tailor their business degree to their specific interests. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to pursue Internships and other forms of experiential learning to augment their learning.
Because we want our students to succeed, faculty and the Kentucky Wesleyan Student Success Center are available to assist students if students have difficulty with a course. If a student is unable or unwilling to do this and finds him- or herself on probation as a result of poor academic performance, there is a plan to assist the student to regain good academic standing. Students who are put on probation because of academic reasons must report to the PLUS Center, where someone will work with the student to identify academic weaknesses and learn study methods to help turn the weakness into a strength. In addition, students on academic probation will complete the following steps:
- Meet with their academic advisor weekly to go over assignments, problems in class and attendance issues, producing a “plan” that the student will be responsible for completing;
- Sit in a weekly study session overseen by the division chair or other department faculty during which the student will work on assignments and homework problems, and
- Demonstrate a consistent change in academic performance relative to prompt attendance, handing in assignments, contributing to class discussion and improvement in test scores.
The Terry Woodward Center for Business Studies at Kentucky Wesleyan College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.
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The Terry Woodward Center for Business Studies offers a Business Administration major leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree. We also offer a minor in Business Administration, as well as an online Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
All Business Administration students, regardless of emphasis, must either take College Algebra or higher, or CLEP out of the Mathematics requirement or take advanced placement in Mathematics in high school and score a 3 or better in the AP standardized test. Math Statistics will not be accepted as fulfillment of the Business Administration math requirement. Students from other programs needing to complete business courses in Accounting and Economics in particular, are strongly urged to take College Algebra as well.
International students intending to take a Kentucky Wesleyan College Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in either General Business Administration, Marketing or Human Resource Management should have a TOEFL iBT test score of 94 or higher. In Reading, the student should have scored a 22 or higher. In Listening, the student should have scored a 22 or higher. In Speaking, the student should have scored a 22 or higher. In Writing, the student should have scored a 22 or higher. Deficiencies in any of the four areas may require the student to take English as a Second Language at the Community College.
Online Business Administration Programs
We also offer an online business administration program for those who need the convenience of learning from home. This program is designed primarily for working adults and individuals who are either just beginning their college careers or have completed some college. By taking two classes in each of two seven-week terms per semester, students can maintain full-time status.