Business impacts every facet of our lives. Whether between individuals, in small communities, across the nation or globally, commerce drives innovation, prosperity, and change. More than just the exchange of money, business is the heartbeat of progress.

Why study Business at Sewanee?

A Sewanee business minor prepares you in ways that are a refreshing departure from other, more traditional business programs. Our program is anchored in the belief that a liberal arts education offers a distinctive foundation for a business career. You’ll learn about how human behavior, appreciation of global culture, personal values, and ethical standards are all part of the fabric of business.

With courses ranging from statistics to psychology, and microeconomic theory to banking, the business minor is ideal for mapping your way to a new career in any industry. Sewanee business minors are eligible to apply for the Carey Fellows honors program, a mark of distinction designed to prepare students for leadership positions in business and finance. 

The business minor offers the opportunity to study economics, accounting, finance and business ethics and to select complementary courses from disciplines including economics, psychology, politics, computer science, history, forestry, and business. In choosing elective courses, students focus on one of three tracks: managerial, international, or finance.

Sewanee Means Business

Liberal Arts: The Best Preparation for Success in Business

The Business Minor

The business minor complements a student’s education in the liberal arts. Students in any major may choose to minor in business. To meet the requirements of the business minor, students complete four core courses—in economics, finance, accounting, and ethics—and choose two electives from one of three tracks: managerial, finance, or international business.

Learning From Leaders

The Babson Center for Global Commerce, a key component of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program, supports Sewanee students aiming for careers in business with skills training, co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities, internships, the Beecken Bridge Scholarships which support Sewanee students for summer programs at some of the nation’s leading business schools, and a varied program of lectures and discussions which brings leaders in global commerce to the University campus.

Business Honors

Students seeking a more intensive pre-business experience may apply to become Carey Fellows, Sewanee's business honors program. Carey Fellows complete requirements beyond the normal coursework—such as a semester-long, paid internship—that prepare them for leadership positions in business, consulting, and finance.

A Sampling of Courses

Business

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Students select one of three minor tracks in Business:

  • Managerial
  • International
  • Finance

Requirements for the Major and the Minor in Economics | Website

Meet Some Professors

Contact

Gwendolyn Whitfield
Assistant Dean for Business Education

gwwhitfi@sewanee.edu

Cleveland Annex 4, Ext. 1822

David Shipps
Director, The Babson Center

dshipps@sewanee.edu

Babson Center for Global Commerce, Ext. 1763

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