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Porter B. Byrum School of Business

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The finance major concentrates on three areas:

Accounting: Understand what financial statements mean for people and businesses.

Economics: Explore the economic factors that affect individuals, companies and countries.

Finance: Learn about financial decision making, corporate fundraising and investment strategies.

We believe in hands-on learning and instruction with the latest tools and databases that employers expect you to use. That’s why our Finance Lab is an integral part of our program. All upper-level finance classes are lab-based courses and are taught in the Finance Lab. You’ll use cutting-edge software to find practical solutions to real problems. And we know what those problems are. That’s because we often consult with area companies to help them find solutions to their challenges. Our experiential approach and the well-equipped Finance Lab give you superior experiences for your résumé.

Thanks to small classes, you work closely with professors who encourage your research and ideas. Course projects hone your presentation, writing and technical skills. Those are skills employers demand of today’s graduates.

By the time you’re ready to graduate, you’ll be prepared to contribute in a meaningful way to your new company or business.

We offer both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. These options let you tailor your finance major to achieve your dreams.

  • Bachelor of Arts candidates take additional second language courses, enabling them to effectively communicate in the global marketplace. If international business is your goal, studying Chinese, Spanish or other languages can strengthen your career preparation.
  • Bachelor of Science candidates take extra classes in mathematics and/or laboratory sciences, such as biology and chemistry. If the financial side of the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries beckons you, a B.S. degree is a valuable foundation.





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.

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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


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