About the Godbold School of Business

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We are pleased with your interest in Gardner-Webb University and the Godbold School of Business and its programs, and this site is designed to give you the information you need to explore our programs and to help you decide whether business is your course of study.

Courses of Study

We offer a total of eight business degrees which encompass the major areas of interest in the business fields. You will find specific information about each degree on the site which will help you understand the course of study for each degree. All business degrees, except Sport Management, take the same professional core of classes so you will be well-rounded in all important aspects of business in addition to the specific courses for your degree. This will give you background in accounting, economics, business law, the math of business, international business, finance, marketing, management and information systems. You will be prepared well for the specific courses for your chosen degree.


As you browse the list of the faculty of the Godbold School of Business, you will see a faculty with outstanding qualifications. In addition, many of the faculty have significant experience in the business world before joining the faculty. All stay current through research, study, continuing education, and consulting work with businesses.

Other Activities and Experiences

We encourage internship experiences for business students, and can help find internship opportunities for students who are interested. We encourage study abroad, and the University sponsors several study trips abroad each year. Business students are welcome to participate in these study opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to participate in clubs, some with national memberships, such as the Institute of Management Accountants. We also sponsor a chapter of Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise).

Underlying all we do is a commitment to Christian faith. Our motto is “For God and Humanity Through Business.” Inherent in the Christian faith is a high regard for ethics and integrity applied to personal life and business life. We have been formally recognized for this focus in being named to the John Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges and Universities.

We hope you will consider Gardner-Webb University and the Godbold School of Business as you plan for your education and your future. Please contact us if we can answer any questions or give your any additional information to help you with your planning.