The McAfee School of Business Administration provides a strong, innovative undergraduate program to prepare students for leadership positions in the business community. Finding your way in the business world is challenging, but Union University will help you navigate your way to success. An exceptional faculty will equip you for the journey down the business path of your choice, enabling you to begin your trek as a professional with confidence. READ MORE
The McAfee School of Business has been recognized for its success in a variety of areas:
The School of Business builds its programs on a solid foundation:
The McAfee School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
In support of Union University's mission, the McAfee School of Business Administration is a learning community that promotes business education in a Christian context. The school provides undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare our students for dynamic business environments through quality teaching with personal attention. Scholarly research enhances student education through the diverse intellectual perspectives of the faculty.
While the programs of the McAfee School of Business Administration are appropriately similar to those offered by other universities in the coverage of the basic business knowledge and skills, at Union University, they reflect three mission-driven distinctives:
Students majoring in Accounting can choose concentrations in general, public, and managerial accounting. While most accountants (about 60 percent) are involved in managerial accounting, about 25 percent work in public accounting firms, with the remainder employed by government and educational or not-for-profit institutions. The major certification programs are the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
A degree in International Business reflects academic preparation on a broad educational platform. This program of study expressly means the understanding of languages, business and culture, which form the basis of a stu-dent’s preparation for life. This prepara-tion indicates to employers that you are prepared for difficult assignments in either the United States or abroad.
Management is the largest undergraduate major at Union, encompassing management of human resources, organizational behavior, the application of the legal system to the environment of business, and strategic management of organizations. Career opportunities are strong and diverse, in companies and organizations large and small, including production management, human resource management, banking, and most service-related businesses.
Marketing students study fields such as advertising, consumer behavior, marketing research and marketing management. Career opportunities span the world of business, from corporate marketing positions to sales and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.
Students also have the opportunity to become involved in one of several student organizations in business, including: the Accounting Club; Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), an award-winning organization operating as a partnership between universities and businesses; and Phi Beta Lambda, a national business fraternity.
Advisor: Brooke Emery
Since its inception in 1937, the American Marketing Association (AMA) has remained committed to the advancement of excellence in the field of marketing. It was this commitment which fostered the establishment of Alpha Mu Alpha in spring of 1981. Alpha Mu Alpha, is the national marketing honorary for qualified undergraduate, graduate and doctoral marketing students, and marketing faculty. Under the auspices of the AMA, a selected advisory committee of marketing educators designed the recognition program to acknowledge outstanding scholastic achievement on a highly competitive basis. Membership status in Alpha Mu Alpha is available to individuals who attend a college or university having an established AMA collegiate chapter, and/or who attend a regionally or nationally accredited institution. The appropriate Alpha Mu Alpha faculty coordinator, on campus, nominates marketing students who meet the academic standards approved by the AMA Board of Directors. The nominees are invited to complete initiation procedures and gain Alpha Mu Alpha Honorary recognition.
Advisor: Brooke Emery
American Marketing Association (AMA) is a student led marketing club which provides aspiring professionals with access to resources, education, and professional development opportunities through real-world experience, exploration of the marketing field and connections with professionals. AMA is open to all students, regardless of major, who are interested in marketing. AMA is the world's largest and most comprehensive professional society for marketers with nearly 45,000 members in 100 countries.
Advisor: Dr. Dan Slater
The mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
The mission is supported by the five objectives of the Society. These include the following:
1. Encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB International.
2. Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society; honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.
3. Support the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning.
4. Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students and alumni members in their professional lives.
5. Advance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Advisor: Brooke Emery
enactus (formerly SIFE) serves to educate the community about how market economics and businesses operate through our various projects throughout the year. Not only does this organization function to educate the community, but it also provides Union students with the opportunity to grow professionally and develop valuable leadership skills. With each project, students learn about what it takes to execute a project and the experiences the students gain are indispensable. Each project is geared toward the achievement of not only our goals within the Union University community, but also the national enactus criteria.
Advisor: Dr. Howard Newell
Omicron Delta Epsilon seeks to confer distinction for high scholastic achievement in economics and to stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects of economics.
Advisor: Luanne Powell
Phi Beta Lambda, the national honorary business fraternity, is open to those students interested in careers in business and having a grade point average of 2.0 or above. The goals of the organization are to promote the free enterprise system on which the American economic system is based and to create a better understanding of the business world. The fraternity strives to develop better leadership qualities among its members in order to ensure greater success in their future of business.