School of Business

The School of Business offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

A student who majors in the School of Business may earn the Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) degree, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Concentrations are offered in accounting, computer information systems, finance, and management/marketing. Management/marketing and workforce training and management concentrations are available on the Tradition campus.

The M.B.A. program is offered entirely at night making it more convenient for working professionals to obtain their M.B.A. degree.

The concentration in accounting provides students the accounting education required for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. The program also prepares students for graduate study in business or accounting. Students desiring to sit for the CPA exam in Mississippi must complete 150 semester hours of academic credit and hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The 150 hours must include 48 upper-level or graduate accounting and business hours. A minimum of 24 of those 48 hours must be in accounting and include at least three semester hours in financial accounting, auditing, taxation, management accounting, and government/not-for-profit accounting courses.

The university offers the M.B.A. on both the Hattiesburg and Tradition campuses. For more information, please request a catalog by writing the School of Business, William Carey University, 498 Tuscan Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 10 - Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Small Business Leadership Award, given annually by the Area Development Partnership (ADP) and William Carey University (WCU).

The award recognizes the important contributions small businesses make to the economic, social and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. The award was established in 1990 and is given in memory of Dr. Joe Roberts, a former professor of communications at WCU and one of the founders of Aycock-Roberts Furniture.