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