Scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students during the 26th annual Small Business Leadership Award Luncheon on May 4 at Southern Oaks House and Gardens. Pictured (from left) are Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the WCU School of Business; Justin Johnson of Ocean Springs, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship; Lauren Nicole Lee of Hattiesburg, recipient of the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship; and Colby Alan Culbertson of Brookhaven, recipient of the School of Business Scholarship.
School of Business
The School of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
A student who majors in the School of Business may earn the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) degree, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Concentrations are offered in accounting, computer information systems, finance, international business, and management/marketing. Management/marketing and workforce training and management concentrations are available on the Tradition campus.
The M.B.A. program is offered entirely at night making it more convenient for working professionals to obtain their M.B.A. degree.
The concentration in accounting provides students the accounting education required for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. The program also prepares students for graduate study in business or accounting. Students desiring to sit for the CPA exam in Mississippi must complete 150 semester hours of academic credit and hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The 150 hours must include 48 upper-level or graduate accounting and business hours. A minimum of 24 of those 48 hours must be in accounting and include at least three semester hours in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, and government/not-for-profit accounting courses.
The university offers the M.B.A. on both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. For more information, please request a catalog by writing the School of Business, William Carey University, 498 Tuscan Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499.