Waynesburg University, a private Christian university in southwestern Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal, and hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose.
Waynesburg’s accredited Department of Business Administration offers an Accounting major with focuses in Forensic and Public Accounting; a Business Administration major with options to focus on Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports Management; and a five-year integrated bachelor’s-to-master’s program in Business.
The Master of Business Administration Program offers concentrations in Applied Business, Energy Management, Finance, Human Resources/Leadership, Health Systems Administration, Market Development, and Project Management.
The mission of the University’s Department of Business Administration is to deliver high-quality business programs that emphasize leadership development, foster global and multicultural awareness, and build upon a foundation in the liberal arts and humanities.
Business majors have held a wide variety of internships that provide practical application opportunities and real-world experiences. Recently students have completed business internships at 84 Lumber, Bayer Corporation, Mylan, PNC Bank, and Bosch, to name a few.
The undergraduate and graduate Business programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
As a proud member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), Waynesburg helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. Students may choose to practice their faith every Tuesday at Chapel, in their classes, in a prayer or Bible study group, through their artwork, while serving others, or in their own individual way. Students also have opportunities to discuss theory and application of faith as it relates to their future professions.
While guiding students in the development of specific skills and talents, Waynesburg also provides opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service. In fact, students, faculty, and staff spend 50,000 hours each year working to improve the lives of others.
Business students serve others with their business acumen by performing free tax assistance for local families, developing work schedules and managing sales for a seasonal local nonprofit retailer, or by creating their own service projects.
More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid each year, and tuition, room, and board is $11,500 below the national average for a private, nonprofit, four-year college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; and a number of work-study opportunities, you will find that Waynesburg University is quite affordable.
Ninety-eight percent of 2015 graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.
The Career Services Center works to ensure the successful transition from college to career for each student. The Center assists with everything from résumé composition to interviewing skills and offers job and internship fairs, one-on-one career coaching, mock interviews, and employer networking opportunities.
University is located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, one hour south of Pittsburgh and easily accessible from I-79. Three graduate education centers are located in the immediate Pittsburgh region.
Enrollment: 1,300 traditional undergraduate; 450 graduate and professional
Character: Private Christian university founded by Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Council for Christian Colleges and Universities member
Faculty: 75 full-time undergraduate faculty; 12:1 student-faculty ratio; 18 average class size
Academics: More than 70 academic concentrations; top five areas: Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Nursing
Athletics: 20 men’s and women’s varsity sports competing in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)
Financial Aid: More than 90% of Waynesburg University students receive some form of financial aid.
Outcomes: Within one year of graduation, 98% of 2015 Waynesburg University graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school.