About The College of Business

Vision

Create a diverse community of learners who are knowledgeable, ethical, adaptable, successful, and confident in their lives and chosen careers.

Mission Integration Statement

The College of Business is committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to undergraduate and graduate business students. We believe that a student is best served by learning strong conceptual frameworks that can be adapted to the ever-changing global environment. Our goal is to produce graduates who understand the requirements of their chosen careers, have the skills needed for productive action, and the ethics and values to work for the common good. We value interpersonal, qualitative and quantitative skills, recognizing that all are necessities for success. A diverse faculty and student body are the essence of our mission and an implicit acknowledgement that vision and creativity are enhanced when we value differences. The College of Business is eager to serve the needs of all organizations, including for-profit, not-for-profit, and government. We regard our students and our practitioner-based faculty as members of a learning community who recognize the granting of a degree is only a milestone in the continuing need for education.

Accreditation

The College of Business is an institutional member of and fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

College of Business Policies

Major Field Examination

Business students are required to complete a major field assessment during their capstone course, BBM 402 Available Online, Strategic Management. This examination assesses the basic knowledge and understanding gained in the core undergraduate business curriculum. Results of the major field assessment are a factor in determining the student’s BBM 402 Available Online course grade.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Some entering students have acquired significant experience in the business world that might provide the basis for granting them credit for specific courses by means of testing or individual assessment of their prior learning. Testing is the preferred manner of evaluating a student’s prior learning, when it is available. The procedure for applying for a PLA for business courses is as follows:

  1. If a DANTES or CLEP test is available for the requested course, the student must take the test and receive a passing grade. There are no Wilmington University limits to the number of times a student can take the test. No PLA will be permitted.
  2. If there is no test available through DANTES or CLEP, the course may be eligible for a PLA. For certain specific courses, a PLA may not be possible.
  3. Students should contact their academic advisor regarding tests availability and whether alternatives such as portfolio submission (PLA) are possible for specific courses. Where a PLA is possible, final discretion is up to the appropriate Program Chair.

Business Course Prerequisites

Students are strongly advised to be aware of the prerequisites required of each course they plan to take and to be sure that they have fulfilled these prerequisites before enrolling in a course. Academic Advising is eager to help students plan their programs.

Minimum Grade Policy

The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of "C" for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than "C" in any required program core course must retake that course. Individual programs may impose additional requirements. Please see the program descriptions below.

Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.