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Porter B. Byrum School of Business

Go further with a graduate degree in accounting. A MAC degree at Wingate is flexible, online and can be completed in one year.

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In the School of Business our focus is on creating a vibrant learning atmosphere that translates into relevant job opportunities for students upon graduation. We emphasize the use of resources that help to enhance the learning process:

  • ACBSP-certified Accounting Lab that helps to train students how to use Capital IQ, CRSP and Morningstar Investment Research Center resources
  • Active learning opportunities and focused student-teacher interactions
  • Experiential, hands-on learning through team-based projects and case studies
  • Immersive class projects and presentations
  • Undergraduate research and internships 

We encourage students to rise to their personal best and give back to their community. That is why we offer a volunteer tax internship program, the VITA Program, to our students to make an impact in Union County.

The Porter B. Byrum School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education for institutions with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP accreditation assures students of a commitment to overall quality, academic rigor and continuous improvement in business education.

Learn more about the Porter B. Byrum School of Business by exploring their mission, values and their strategic plan.

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Wingate's Leadership & Entrepreneurship Series

Spring 2023

Michelle Tunno Buelow

Founder and CEO of Bella Tunno, a personality-filled baby and parent accessory brand launched in 2005.  She has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s Female Founder 100 list for using her products’ sales to feed hungry children. Her company is passion fueled, mission driven, woman owned, product focused, sustainable material and safety tested.

Joel Barham

Founder, President, and CEO of SellEthics Marketing Group, the largest regional food sales and analytics agency in the Southeast.  The mission of the company is to deliver results with ethical solutions and the purpose is to glorify God by operating the business based on Christian principles creating an environment where associates, customers, and suppliers are respected and appreciated.

Jeff Dimeo

US Area Vice President of Sales of Baxter International.  Everything the company does converges at the critical intersection where products that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare professionals and caregivers who make it all happen.  Mr. Dimeo has had exceptional leadership achievement in sales, training, R&D, M&A, and GPO functions.

The Porter B. Byrum School of Business has been an active partner with Soles4Souls since 2017. Students in the BUS 105: Business, Society and Sustainability course manage the shoe drives on Wingate's campus. Students measure their impact based on how many shoes have been collected, number of pounds not sent to a landfill and the value of shoes donated.

Shoes Collected

21,507 lbs.
not in landfills

value donated


Dr. Sergio Castello
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