College of Business

Do you dream of launching a business one day? Do you enjoy uncovering insights with data? As a pioneer in experiential education, programs at JWU Charlotte are industry-integrated and designed to prepare you for the ever-changing business landscape. Whatever your passion, we’ll help you get to where you want to go.


Take Your Skills Outside the Classroom

Fashion Merchandising & Retailing students visit local boutiques and learn from industry professionals. Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis majors have access to internships in the heart of one of the biggest financial centers in the U.S. Entrepreneurship students can master the art of the pitch in the annual JWU Sharkfest competition. At JWU, the world becomes your classroom. 

Business Programs


Get started with one of six undergraduate programs, ranging from Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis to Fashion Merchandising & Retailing. Dive into the world of brand design, consumer behavior, and global fashion trends as you explore these fields. Our business programs are designed to equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in your chosen career path.

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Learn Through Experience

We’ll help you transform your knowledge by giving you opportunities to test and build your skills. Participate in Directed Experiential Educational (DEE), a unique semester-long course where students from different majors collaborate on a real-world project. Simulations and competitions will give you access to professional environments where you can refine your talent. Plus, all students complete at least one industry-relevant internship before graduation.

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Launch Experience


Alijah Jamison '25 posing at the White House

From Charlotte to Washington, D.C.

Meet Alijah Jamison ’25, a business administration major at JWU Charlotte who participated in the White House Internship Program, a competitive public service internship for emerging leaders. Through this internship, Alijah improved his decision-making and leadership skills, built lasting relationships and gained valuable hands-on experience in a field related to his program.

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Our Professors are Experts

Before coming to JWU Charlotte, our professors worked as consultants, directors and managers at corporations, nonprofits and start-up businesses. With a deep understanding of the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s job market, our professors are adept at preparing you for the ever-evolving business landscape. Drawing from their years of experience in the industry, they are dedicated to nurturing the skills that employers value, ensuring your readiness for the professional world.

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Wildcats in Action

Learn about the latest competitions, internships and study abroad experiences from the College of Business students and discover what’s happening with our alumni and faculty.

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Vanessa Beke ’23 posing with a smile and crossed arms in the lobby of JWU's Wildcat Center


Johnson & Wales University is honored to be a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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About the ACBSP

Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral. The ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. ACBSP has 1,200 member campuses in 60 countries. Membership does not imply accreditation.

About the AACSB

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.