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Porter B. Byrum School of 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).

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.

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
(704) 233-8638