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Porter B. Byrum School of Business

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.

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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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

Fall 2023

Dr. Craig Richardson,

Dr. Craig Richardson

Dr. Craig Richardson, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Economics and Founding Director of The Center for the Study of Economic Mobility, Winston-Salem State University.  Dr. Richardson is committed to better understand the causes of low economic mobility and find pragmatic policy-based solutions and provide positive incentives for all stakeholders to be involved.

Sara Garces Roselli

Sara Garces Roselli

Sara Garces Roselli, Co-Founder and Foundation President, Rev Tech Labs.  She is a solutions-focused entrepreneur working with early stage, post MVP, pre-Series A Fintech and Insurtech startups to maximize probability for success.  Sara Garces has been at the forefront of Charlotte’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem and venture capital scene since 2011 helping put the Queen City of the map for VC funding.

Renee Breazeale

Renee Breazeale

Renee Breazeale, Servant CEO and owner of Victory In Time.  She was the founder, Vice President and later CEO, Victory Bolt & Specialty.  She sold the company in 2019 and started her ministry being a circle of influence for elevating business leaders to their highest purpose, potential, and impact.

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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