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Business Undergraduate Programs

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You’re in good company.

Between our dedicated faculty, passionate students, involved alumni network and career opportunities, the business program at William Woods University is ready to prepare you for your career —  whatever that looks like to you. Our professors have business experience of their own, and they’re excited to help you find your place on campus, in your internships, and out in the world. After graduation, you will be ready to take on a leadership role in any company, agency, firm or business of your own.

Special opportunities

  • Internship experiences
  • Business classes that take on real world clients and solve real business problems
  • The opportunity to take on leadership roles in any of our student organizations or on-campus employment opportunities
  • A global perspective with business abroad opportunities all over the world
  • An ACBSP-accredited business program

A global alumni network

William Woods University alumni are currently working in management, finance, marketing, human resources and other positions at these and many other organizations:

  • 3M
  • ABB
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Boeing
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Carmichael Lynch Advertising
  • Dollar General Corporation
  • Frito-Lay
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Kraft
  • Monsanto
  • Scholastic
  • State of Missouri
  • Target Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Unilever
  • United Way

Accelerate Your Success with our Graduate Plus Program

William Woods students focused on business and leadership can take advantage of our Plus One program to begin earning their master's degree while a bachelor's degree student. Many are able to do so with only one additional year of study. This saves time and money; Plus One offers an approximately 40% savings compared to the cost of a typical graduate degree.

The School of Business and Technology offers three degrees that are ideal for Plus One Business students: a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) and Master of Health Administration (MHA). Faculty advisors in Business will help students develop a course plan that meets their graduate program goals.

Alumni Perspectives

With William Woods, you’re able to get the one on one. You get that direct feedback that you wouldn’t get in a large classroom setting.

— Benjamin Gakinya, MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership '12, Bachelor in Management August 2008, Managing Director - Plaza Event Center at Parkade Center, Columbia, Missouri

The MIS program at William Woods is one I would recommend to anyone. Many of the classes allow hands-on experiences, and the professors are willing to go out of their way to help you succeed.

— Stacie Bonte, MIS, '07, Digital Communications Specialist at Fleishman-Hillard

I found the smaller class sizes to be beneficial because I was able to become close with all the students studying in the same area. The professors were willing and able to put in the extra time to make sure that I really understood the materials

— Adam Mulari, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, '04, University of Colorado Sturm College of Law, '07

Learn the necessary skills and understanding to produce financial statements according to accounting industry standards, as well as crucial business knowledge in economics, finance, ethics, law, and math.

Gain hands-on experience working in our cybersecurity lab applying your knowledge in areas such as cyber-attacks and defenses, cloud security, and cybercrime and information warfare.

Be ready for a career in virtually every segment of the sport business — including the junior to professional level, media and communications operations, athletic departments, health clubs and more.

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