Open for Business

Start your career on the right foot by studying business administration at Belhaven University. You learn accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, management, and more—all the business disciplines in a single major. These skills make you an adaptable and effective member of a business team. Taught from a Christian worldview, this program empowers you to act as a servant leader, make ethical decisions, and treat others with grace.

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Why You’ll Love Business Administration at Belhaven

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Connections

Because our school produces high-quality graduates, we have strong connections with leaders across multiple industries. You have amazing networking opportunities, including career fairs, guest lectures, and internships.

Internships

Get experience in your dream job before you even graduate. Our internship program offers you the opportunity to work with stellar employers like Nissan North America, Pinnacle Wealth with Amazon, Sanderson Farms, and Trustmark Bank.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

IACBE Accredited

Our business school is accredited by IACBE, proving our commitment to quality

1883 Founding Date

Our rich heritage of excellent educational opportunities spans nearly 140 years

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 13:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

What Can You Do with a Business Admin Degree?

Our graduates go on to pursue successful careers in:

  • Banking and finance
  • Entrepreneurial endeavors, including business startups
  • Insurance and investments
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Economic Development

You learn how to align core business disciplines to produce positive results, whatever your role:

  • Accounting and management, for clearer decisions
  • Entrepreneurship and marketing, for a competitive edge
  • International business and management, for a global perspective
  • Business law and finance, for sound options
  • Economics and ethics, for sustainable business practices
  • Statistics and everything, so you can trust the data

After you complete the B.S. in Business Administration program, you may choose graduate school. We offer the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), as well as other graduate business degrees in our convenient and flexible online format.

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

Business Administration: What You’ll Study

Double major graduate

Double Major & Get Your 5th Year Free

Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!

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Business at Belhaven: Student Opportunities

Show off your academic and leadership skills by earning one of the prestigious awards offered by the School of Business. Each year, the school grants these honors to undergraduate business majors:

  • James Park Award, given to the student with the highest GPA
  • Achievement in Business Award, given to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in business along with high student involvement and potential workplace success
  • Accounting Award, given to the student who demonstrates academic excellence in accounting along with student involvement and potential workplace success
  • Phi Beta Lambda Servant Leadership Award, given to the student who demonstrates service to fellow students

Business students are invited to join Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate division of the Future Business Leaders of America. This organization helps you build your leadership skills through professional development opportunities like personal branding and vision-building workshops, mentorship experiences, and more.

Get rewarded for your hard work through the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, a national organization for exceptional business students. The top 10% of business students are invited to join the society, which offers a career center, scholarships, networking opportunities, and other benefits.

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Earn a Double Major at Belhaven University

Meet Our Faculty

Dean of the School of Business

Brett Andrews
Dean of the School of Business

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Emily C. Blalock
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Business

Sharrieffah Bridges
Assistant Professor of Business

Professor of Business Administration and China DBA Academic Director

Keim Chew
Professor of Business Administration and China DBA Academic Director

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Candanise Courtney
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Director of Public Administration

Marietta D. Duncan
Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Director of Public Administration

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Stacey Hendrix
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Professor of Business Administration

Marsha James
Professor of Business Administration

Professor of Business Administration

Yusufu Jinkiri
Professor of Business Administration

Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Director of Chinese MBA Program

Ying Lin
Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Director of Chinese MBA Program

Dean Emeritus of the School of Business

Ralph A. Mason
Dean Emeritus of the School of Business

Associate Professor of Business Law

Elanor Nabors
Associate Professor of Business Law

Professor Emeritus

William Penn
Professor Emeritus

Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Sports Management

Mark Shannon
Associate Professor of Business and Chair of Sports Management

Instructor of Business

Jack Shi
Instructor of Business

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Director of the Computer Information Systems Program

Corky Wicks
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems and Director of the Computer Information Systems Program

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

admission@belhaven.edu

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13