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Department of Business




The mission of the Southern Wesleyan University Department of Business within the Benson School of Business and Social Science 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

Focused on students
Innovative in thinking
Relevant in teaching
Ethical in behavior
Developing in community
UPbeat about the future


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

CFP Board

Southern Wesleyan University has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning in the BSBA undergraduate program.

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 Entrepreneurship
Concentration in General Business
Concentration in Management

Digital Marketing (BA)

*Other concentrations available with online courses

Business Minors

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

Online Undergraduate

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

Online Graduate

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Online Doctoral Program

Doctor of Business Administration (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.