College of Distinction - EducationMission Statement

Through a firm commitment to the liberal arts, global perspectives and ethical decision-making, the Management, Business, and Economics Department develops leaders committed to creating sustainable social, environmental, and economic value through effective and responsible business practices.


The Virginia Wesleyan University Business major has a long and proud relationship to the liberal arts. Founded in 1978 as the Liberal Arts Management Program (LAMP), the major blends the functional areas of business with the University's liberal arts curriculum.

In keeping with its liberal arts tradition, Virginia Wesleyan is a proud signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Developed in 2007 by the UN Global Compact, AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and other organizations and institutions involved with management education, PRME commits its member institutions to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership in a global context.


The Business Major at Virginia Wesleyan is quite versatile. Students can prepare for graduate programs in areas such as economics, accounting, business administration, public administration, law, and hospital administration. Additionally, in consultation with their faculty adviser, students can enhance their career preparation through course concentrations or internships in areas such as marketing, general management, finance, international business, human resources, public administration and accounting. Additionally, we offer all of the courses required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accounting examinations.