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Benson School of Business


The mission of the Benson Southern Wesleyan University School of Business is to deliver a high-quality business education with a Christian perspective that prepares students for positions of leadership and service.


The Benson School of Business at Southern Wesleyan University will be the premier provider of Christian business education equipping and empowering its students academically and spiritually to discover their Christ-centered purpose as servant leaders who impact the community, the marketplace, and the world.

Core Values

Develop stakeholders to be persons of integrity based on Biblical truth that transforms personal and professional lives.

Develop opportunities for students to experience their education beyond the classroom through activities such as internships, field trips, applied projects and other experiential learning that adds value to stakeholders.

Promote approaches to problems that emphasize creativity, entrepreneurship, technological implementation, globalization, and change.

Develop a shared vision to build an understanding of the global economy and the importance of diverse people working together to build a better world.

Culture of Success
Work cooperatively to promote successful outcomes in an environment that encourages individuals to find God's purpose for their lives.


SWU is a candidate for accreditation with The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation is for business degree programs offered through the School of Business.

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SWU business graduates averaged higher scores on the Peregrine business outbound exams than the averages of all faith-based universities or SACSCOC accredited universities.
Source: Peregrine Comparison of Outbound Exam Results 2018
"Earning a SWU degree helped me to develop my leadership skills. Receiving top quality christian education prepared me for my career success as I was encouraged to discover my Christ-centered purpose as servant leader who has an impact in the community."
- Juan Agudelo, B.S. Business Administration
Benson School of Business Outcomes Report

On-Campus and Online Business Degrees

On-campus Program

Business Administration (BS)
Concentration in Accounting
Concentration in Economics & Finance*
Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Concentration in General Business
Concentration in Human Resources*
Concentration in Management
Concentration in Marketing*
Concentration in Supply Chain Management*

* – Concentration-specific courses are offered online but can be taken by on-campus students

Business Minors

Online Undergraduate

Business Administration (BS)
Concentration in Accounting
Concentration in Economics & Finance
Concentration in General Business
Concentration in Human Resources
Concentration in Management
Concentration in Marketing
Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Online Graduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Management and Leadership (MS)

If you are interested in corporate training or system design professions, consider a Master’s of Education in E-Learning and Instructional Design

Online Microcredentials

If you are interested in corporate training or system design professions, consider a Microcredential in E-Learning and Instructional Design

Business Faculty

C. Pete Benson

C. Pete Benson

C. Pete Benson has served The Wesleyan Church for many years as a minister and a church planter. In 1998, he entered the financial industry, founding Beacon Capital Management in 2000. Since its founding, Beacon Capital Management has grown from two co-owners to a company with 22 employees and a new office building located in Franklin, Tenn. He has been interviewed by CNBC and Fox Business News and has been quoted in Reuters. He recently co-authored a book with his son, Daniel Benson, called “From Failure to Financial Fitness,” and is also co-author of a book titled “Money Enough for Life: A Financial Roadmap for All Ages.” He also co-hosts with Beacon partner Jon Maxson a radio and TV show aired in Nashville and streaming online.