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Benson School of Business




The mission of the Southern Wesleyan University Benson School of Business is to encourage students to realize their purpose and equip and empower them as servant leaders who influence business and communities with Christian values in a changing, global marketplace.


The Benson School of Business will be the educator of choice for innovative Christian business education in the markets we serve.

Core Values

Focus on Future
Student Focused
Valuing People


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.

Learn more about our accreditation

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

Online Graduate Certificates

Healthcare Administration
Human Resources Management 
Logistics and Quality Management
Project and Quality Management

On-Campus and Online Business Degrees

On-campus Program

Business Administration (BS)
Concentration in Accounting
Concentration in Economics & Finance*
Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Concentration in Financial Planning*
Concentration in General Business
Concentration in Human Resources*
Concentration in International Business*
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

Accounting Minor
Business Administration Minor
Economics Minor
Finance Minor
Financial Planning Minor
Management Minor

Online Undergraduate

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

Online Graduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA in Healthcare Administration
MBA in Human Resources
MBA in Leadership
MBA in Logistics and Quality Management
MBA in Project and Quality Management

Management and Leadership (MS)

MSML in Healthcare Administration
MSML in Human Resources
MSML in Logistics and Quality Management
MSML in Management
MSML in Project and Quality Management

Online Doctoral Program

Management and Instruction (DBA)

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.