Gateway to Service… Engaging Minds… Transforming Lives

The Business programs provide preparation in the major areas of business enterprise, management, accounting, finance, marketing, legal issues, and planning. Students may also elect to gain specialized knowledge by choosing an area of emphasis in entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management or marketing. Progams are offered at two levels – undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MBA and MA, Public Administration).

Our mission is to: Provide quality, market-driven educational programs that foster the development of learners to become technically competent leaders in their respective fields, while nurturing strong spiritual, ethical and moral values within the Seventh-day Adventist Church vision of excellence and service.

Students have the flexibility of completing their programs via the traditional day program, evening program through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies or  overseas at Newbold College in England. Students may complete their program by transferring prior credits earned at other accredited colleges or universities, completing competency exams, personal portfolio development and internships.

View the Department of Business and Communication section of the academic bulletin for the traditional program.

View the Business Administration– Graduate Studies section of the academic bulletin for the School of Graduate & Professional Studies program.

Business Programs

Andrea Baldwin, MBA, Ph. D, Chair

Phone: 301-891-4070
Fax: 301-891-4067
Morrison Hall, Room #1


Career opportunities for graduates of our business programs are available in business organizations, non-profits and government agencies in areas such as accounting, small business administration, logistics & operations management, HR, commercial banking, international finance, corporate finance, management consulting, information management, sales & marketing, marketing management, public relations management, entrepreneurial marketing, international relations, organizational development and corporate management et al.



BS Accounting

Business Administration with emphases in:

  • Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

BS Business Studies (Newbold, UK)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Arts in Publics Administration (MAPA)


See current university bulletin – sections on undergraduate and graduate programs


Patrick Williams, Ph. D
(301) 891-4070

Jude Edwards, D.B.A
(301) 891-4066

Denver Swaby, M.B.A.
(301) 891-4584

Faculty at Newbold College of Higher Education
John Crissey, M.B.A.

Marinko Markek, M.A.




Each year the Business Department hosts and operates the ENACTUS program and SIGMA BETA DELTA. ENACTUS is an international nonprofit organization that brings together students, academic advisors and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Under the guidance of academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of ENACTUS create and implement community empowerment projects. This experience not only transform lives, it helps students develop the kinds of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in a complex and challenging world. The WAU chapter is open to any major on campus at the graduate or undergraduate level and requires a minimum of 10 hours of service each year to be an active member.

Each year over the past five (5) years, the WAU ENACTUS chapters continues to hold its place at the championship level at the Regional competitions with monetary awards at each National competition.


This international honor society was established to recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration and to encourage and promote personal and professional development and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4. The WAU chapter was chartered in 2011. Each year, at least six persons are inducted into this prestigious honor society.