Undergraduate Program

The School of Business at William Carey University provides each student the opportunity for personal development through an understanding of the business within the framework of a Christian institution of higher learning. Built on a comprehensive liberal arts foundation in the humanities, sciences, communications, mathematics, and religion, the business programs are designed to develop the intellectual, spiritual, and social dimension of each student.

A maximum of 64 semester hours earned in a two-year accredited community/junior college may be applied toward an undergraduate business degree. Since many business students transfer to Carey after completing one or two years of study at a junior college or other state school, the faculty and staff are helpful to students in making successful transitions to a four-year college.

The School of Business Programs

The School of Business delivers a major designed to provide a degree of specialization as well as a basic understanding of business and its role in a free enterprise system. Class sizes are usually less than 30 students and are less than 20 in many upper division courses. Such small classes motivate students to be more active participants in the learning process and to develop better communication skills within the classroom environment.

The Business Administration undergraduate major requires the completion of a professional business core in addition to a concentration.
Five areas of concentration are available:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Finance/Economics
  • Management/Marketing
  • Workforce Training and Development

Required Course Load

An undergraduate business degree requires 128 course hours. The professional core courses required for a Bachelor of Science in Business degree are:

  • ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
  • ACC 320 Managerial Accounting OR ACC 332 Cost Accounting
  • ECO 201 Principles of Economics I - Macroeconomics
  • ECO 202 Principles of Economics II - Microeconomics
  • BUS 209 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS 216 Business and Economic Statistics
  • BUS 299 Service Learning for Business
  • BUS 310 Microcomputer Applications
  • BUS 311 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 313 Business Communication
  • BUS 314 Principles of Management
  • BUS 315 Managerial Finance
  • BUS 417 Operations Management
  • BUS 481 Business Practicum
  • BUS 485 Strategic Management


The five areas of concentration (Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance/ Economics, Management/Marketing, and Workforce Training and Development) allow a student to develop a more in-depth level of knowledge. The concentration prepares students for careers in a wide range of areas including sales, advertising, real estate, banking, managerial positions, information systems, and accounting.

To Find Out More

The School of Business dean, faculty, and staff are always pleased to discuss academic and career opportunities with prospective students. To arrange an appointment with someone in the school, contact.
Hattiesburg............(601) 318-6199
Tradition.................(228) 702-1848
or toll free.............1-800 962-5991

Dr. Cheryl Dale

Dean, School of Business
William Carey University
498 Tuscan Avenue Box 18
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Fax: (601) 318-6281

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