Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Walker School of Business

Dr. Edward C. Taylor, Dean

Mission Statement

The Walker School of Business prepares engaged learners for successful careers. This is accomplished by offering undergraduate and graduate business programs of distinction, delivered by a talented and caring faculty, with an emphasis on academic rigor, ethical integrity, individual attention, and performance excellence.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

The Walker School of Business received national accreditation in November 2007 from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for both the undergraduate and graduate business programs. ACBSP’s mission is to establish, promote, and recognize educational practices that contribute to the continuous quality improvement of business education programs, teaching of business courses, and student learning outcomes in colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.


Undergraduate Program Goals

Students graduating with an undergraduate business degree will have developed:

  • A working knowledge of the functional areas of business
  • An ability to use critical thinking skills
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • A clear perception of business ethics.

The Undergraduate Business Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in the Walker School of Business work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in business administration. The major in business administration requires 14 business core courses (42 semester hours), 2 specific courses (6 semester hours) from the general education requirements, plus 7 courses (21 semester hours) from a business concentration. Concentrations are available in accounting, data science, finance, general business, management, and marketing.

The program for the business administration major has been developed with the assistance of local business leaders who continue to serve as advisors and who help provide linkages to the business world. Near the conclusion of the program, each business administration student is encouraged to participate in an internship with a business or other organization. The internship program is designed not only to provide the student with direct application of academic training but also to enhance future employment opportunities.