This program is pending approval by our regional accrediting body, SACSCOC.
What You’ll Study
Our interdisciplinary business program integrates sustainability and social responsibility throughout a traditional business curriculum, rooted in the liberal arts. You’ll become a leader in sustainable social entrepreneurship, prepared to create a positive net impact in your community by presenting the business case for sustainability and the integrated bottom line.
And you’ll study the theories and practice of management, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, sustainability, accounting, economics, data science, finance, marketing, and leadership, culminating in a consulting project to solve a real business problem for your applied learning capstone. Through our Work and Community Engagement programs, you’ll develop effective personal and community leadership skills while developing your civic identity as a business leader. You can deepen your learning by focusing on either Sustainability or Social Entrepreneurship.
In the Warren Wilson Business Program, you will cultivate practices to ensure that making a profit is not at the expense of our environment or other people’s wellbeing.
Many Warren Wilson alumni are entrepreneurs. Here are just a handful of the alumni connections between Warren Wilson and local Asheville business:
- Astral (Philip Curry ’95)
- Liberty Bicycles (Claudia ’69 and Mike Nix ’70)
- Southern Raft Supply (Justyn Thompson ’97)
- Second Gear (Eric Smythers ’02)
- Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Amy ’00 and Jamie Ager ’00)
- Bull and Beggar (Matthew Dawes ’98)
- Roots and Fruits Market (Kyle Nuccilli ’14)
- Table and All Day Darling (Jacob ’98 and Alicia Sessoms ’00)
- Organic Mechanic (Charlie Wilson ’04)