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Porter B. Byrum School of Business

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Our management program builds on a core business curriculum. Students learn principles of accounting, business, economics, finance and marketing in addition to management. When they graduate, they have a thorough understanding of how to make organizations work efficiently and effectively.

The management major doesn’t focus on just one or two areas. Students learn about the challenges and requirements of many functions within organizations.

This program emphasizes:

  • Human resources management
  • Management information systems
  • Operations management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Production management
  • Strategic management

Courses incorporate hands-on projects for real companies. In the Finance Lab, you solve problems through case studies and simulations. In fact, all upper-level courses are taught in the lab using the latest software tools. Summer research grants pay you to work with a faculty member on your own projects. W’International travel seminars introduce you to new cultures and experiences that can build your understanding of international business.


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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
(704) 233-8638