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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

Dr. Shante Williams

CEO of Black Pearl Global Investments (a $25 million venture capital fund).  She is a distinguished venture capitalist, business owner, inventor, intellectual property strategist, private investor, and author.  Dr. Williams has written two books to inspire more women and people of color to become venture capitalist.

Dr. Andre Walters

Co-Founder of Free Fenix, LLC (a venture company specializing in the franchise space, Duck Donuts and Salata Salad Kitchen).  He is also the founder and CEO of Fenix Options Club, LLC (a social finance community focusing on stock options trading and knowledge collaboration and shared opportunity.

Mr. Matt Villmer

Attorney and Managing Partner at VillmerCaudill Law Firm (specializing in business law and high-stakes litigation).  He has a passion for entrepreneurship and the development of a positive firm culture.  He consults and advises business owners in making their dreams come a reality.

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