Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Graduate Catalog


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Jeffrey Paul

Professor of Business and Leadership


Leroy P. VanWhy

Professor of Business and Leadership

Director of the MBA and MA in Leadership Programs. 

Business Administration

Robert S. Hinds

Associate Professor of Business

Beth A. Leslie

Professor of Business

Bill Hahn

Professor of Accounting

Timothy Welch

Professor of Business and Law


Additional Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded our College of Business & Legal Studies accreditation of its business programs and separate accreditation of its accounting program. These accreditations certify that the teaching and learning processes within our undergraduate and graduate business programs meet rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP. For more information about the ACBSP, visit acbsp.org.


The College of Business and Legal Studies is dedicated to providing high-quality, relevant, and global learning experiences that emphasize moral and ethical practices within a Christ-centered environment. We prepare students with technical knowledge, essential skills, and leadership abilities that enable them to succeed in their professional and personal lives.  We are committed to serving God and our stakeholders through stewardship, leadership and scholarship.

We Value

1. Providing a high-quality learning experience within a Christ-centered environment.

2. Integrating moral and ethical components in each course.

3. Maintaining academically and professionally qualified faculty consistent with the mission of the university.

4. Contributing to meaningful scholarship, particularly practical and pedagogical.

5. Assisting our constituents and community through education and acts of service.

6. Evaluating the need for new and innovative programs and implementing them as appropriate.

7. Engaging in continuous program improvement by enhancing the personal and professional excellence in our faculty and students.

Program Objectives

Our graduates will be able to:

1. Understand and use fundamental concepts related to accounting, business law, decision sciences, economics, financial analysis, information systems, management and marketing for business decision making.

2. Identify domestic and global trends that will have a significant impact on how businesses function to provide goods and services.

3. Describe how organizations should encourage ethical business behavior and practice social responsibility.

4. Articulate a personal and practical philosophy of ethical leadership and vocation.

5. Demonstrate the ability to prepare, plan and search for a career and lifelong learning opportunities.

6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally in a variety of business styles and contexts including interpersonal, collaborative, written, and spoken.

7. Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and economic reasoning to resolve real or simulated cases.

Minimum Grade Requirements

A student completing a major or minor in the business disciplines must earn a 3.0 average in the business and major core.

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