School of Business
The School of Business hopes to transform the lives of students through the highest quality business programs focused on the application of Christian values. There are three core principles embedded throughout the School of Business: (1) We integrate our faith with our discipline, thus producing graduates who consider the impact of Scripture on decision making; (2) Critical thinking is infused in the curriculum and students must support responses with logic, theory, and experience; and (3) Experiential learning is a hallmark of our academic pedagogy. In lower-level classes, this is accomplished with guest speakers or brief case applications. In upper-level courses, students experience hands-on projects, competing in a virtual industry, and solving comprehensive cases requiring extensive research with results presented in a classroom setting.
The School of Business offers the following programs, divided into on-campus undergraduate, on-campus graduate, and fully online:
- Business Administration
- Business Education/Corporate Training
- Healthcare Administration
- Information Systems
Our faculty are academically and professionally accomplished in the business world, and they are particularly focused on faith integration and why it’s crucial in business. Great teaching takes top priority with their considerable expertise in current research and practice serving to enhance their instruction. The entire business curriculum is built around the idea of learning by doing, and they constantly develop unique ways to teach through this method. Most of all, they love working with college students. These caring professionals trust students with difficult material because they are there in the process, believing in the student’s ability to overcome challenge and achieve mastery.
Dewayne Thompson, DBA
The Lee University School of Business and all majors are accredited by ACBSP. Several key data points are tracked to ensure we are accomplishing our objectives in attracting, retaining, and preparing students for work in business post-graduation. View Accreditation Data
The Lee University School of Business also consults with a Business Advisory Council annually to ensure our programs are meeting the needs of today’s business environment. They advise faculty on current expectations and demands in the marketplace, the need for specific business-related skills, and they provide suggestions and support for continuous programmatic improvement.
Students in the School of Business typically have one or more internships throughout their college careers and students actively seeking employment often have full-time job offers prior to graduation. Some of the businesses that recruit from the Lee University School of Business are:
- Brown, Jake, & McDaniel
- Capin Crouse
- Croft & Frost CPAs
- Elliott Davis
- Ernst & Young
- HHM CPAs
- Information Systems
- JHM Certified Public Accountants
- Kraft CPAs
- Life Care Centers of America
- Market Street Partners
- Miller Industries
- Morning Pointe Senior Living
- Southern Champion Tray
- Tennessee Comptroller’s Office
- The Bridge at Ooltewah
- The Walls Group
- Total Quality Logistics
Career Readiness Events:
Another area of focus for the School of Business is in preparing students for their chosen profession. We focus on career preparation from their first year. We offer monthly career readiness workshops lead by industry professionals, networking events, professional speakers, and focused dinners. Some of our recent events are:
- LinkedIn workshop
- Interview tips from a professional recruiter
- Mock interviews – virtual and in-person
- Resume review workshops
- Tips for getting your resume selected
- Dress for success workshop
- Social media dos and don’ts
- Professional Recruiting Event – on-campus opportunity to meet with businesses seeking students for internships and full-time employment
- Networking evening with business leaders
- Etiquette dinner
- Women in Business dinner
What businesses are Saying...
We have been honored to partner with the Lee University School of Business for several years in our continued talent search for the best and brightest graduates from local universities. As much as we look for students with excellent academic achievement, we also look for passion and drive which is something we see within our Lee University hires. Many of our Lee University campus recruits have taken full advantage of the opportunities offered at HHM to become managers and even partners at our firm. These Lee graduates help HHM uphold its stellar reputation of providing professional services while displaying good stewardship within the communities we serve. HHM looks forward to many more years of enjoying a successful partnership with Lee.
Makaylah Everett Ariazi
MorningPointe Senior Living has benefited tremendously from working with the Lee University students. The quality of the students’ work, punctuality and job knowledge speaks volumes about the professors and their program. Well done, Lee!
The School of Business at Lee prepared and equipped me to be able to add value to a corporation right out of their program. I would highly recommend Lee’s School of Business program since you will be challenged, and it is close to Chattanooga where many internship opportunities exist. You will be able to connect what’s being taught in the classroom with what’s happening in the business world. All the while, you are in an environment where Jesus Christ is exalted.
After graduating from Lee University in December 2021, I was nervous but excited about beginning my career. After interviewing at several different companies, I found my home as a Campus Recruiter for Total Quality Logistics. I was able to transfer skills to my current position that I learned at Lee, such as organization, communication, and relationship building. These skills made the transition into the work force so easy. Through this position, I am able to help give others an opportunity to start out in the work force on the right foot. Lee prepared me for Christ centered excellence in college and beyond.
The School of Business faculty and staff are the reason why I chose Lee University. They are not just here to be your professors, they are here to be your guide, mentor, and friend. They are the best support system I could have asked for while pursuing my undergraduate degree. Not only do they show exceptional care, but they have also equipped me with both academic and professional skills for working in corporate accounting with the Walt Disney Company as a Financial Accounting Analyst. I have never felt more confident in my skillset, and I am ready to begin writing the next chapter of my story.