Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program

The Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program

Liberal Arts: The Best Preparation for Success in Business

The Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program builds on what Sewanee does best—superb liberal arts education. Leading M.B.A. programs and top CEOS believe a liberal arts curriculum is the best preparation for a successful career in business. Such an education equips graduates with excellent communications skills, a values based ethical system, broad knowledge of culture and society, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and the ability to adapt to change.

The Business Minor

The business minor complements a student’s education in the liberal arts. Students in any major may choose to minor in business. To meet the requirements of the business minor, students complete four core courses in economics, finance, accounting and ethics and choose two electives from one of three tracks: managerial, finance, or international business.

Business Honors

Students seeking a more intensive pre-business experience may apply to become Carey Fellows, Sewanee's business honors program. Carey Fellows complete requirements beyond the normal coursework—such as a semester-long, paid internship—that prepare them for leadership positions in business, consulting and finance. 

Co-curricular Learning Opportunities

The Babson Center for Global Commerce, a key component of the Wm. Polk Carey Pre-Business Program, supports Sewanee students aiming for careers in business with skills training, co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities, internships, the Beecken Bridge Scholarships that support Sewanee students for summer programs at some of the nation’s leading business schools, and a varied program of lectures and discussions that brings leaders in global commerce to the University campus.

Sewanee alumni and generous supporters of business education also provide vital assistance for Sewanee students headed toward careers as business leaders.

Visit the Business Minor web site.