Mar 21, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2022-2023

Williams College of Business

The mission of the Williams College of Business is to educate students of business enabling them to improve organizations and society, consistent with the Jesuit tradition.

The Williams College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

Degrees, Programs and Block Schedules

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is offered with 11 different majors at the undergraduate level. Offered at the graduate level are a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with 7 different concentrations, a full time day Emerging Leaders MBA and an Executive MBA program, as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Customer Analytics.

Also offered at the undergraduate level are an Associate of Business Administration degree and minors in Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

Both undergraduate and graduate students in the Williams College of Business also have the opportunity to participate in an Internship Program and/or study abroad.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

The BSBA degree program consists of:

Undergraduate core curriculum:

See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Major Requirements:

18-25 hours are typically required.


  • 3 hours of business courses. (i.e. 300-499 numbered courses in business, beyond the Business Core and the Major courses).
  • 3 hours general electives (except for majors that require 21 hours).


  • At least half of the credit hours must be taken at Xavier.
  • A minimum 2.000 GPA must be achieved for the courses taken within the major.
  • Business course credit received ten or more years ago will not be accepted as transfer credit or readmit credit toward current requirements.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours

The Pre-Business Core

The Pre-Business Core is designed to ensure students have the quantitative skills necessary to be successful in the upper- and major-level courses in business. Undergraduate students are eligible to declare business-undecided or any specific business major at any time. However, students will be coded as “provisional status” until they have completed the Business Pre-Core requirements. Once students have completed the Pre-Business Core, the “provisional status” will be lifted and students may proceed to take major-level courses in their intended field of study.

Regardless of “provisional status”, all business students will have access to faculty advisors in their major; they will be encouraged to follow the block scheduled sequence of classes; they will be invited to club activities and will participate in all career development activities provided by the college.


  • Achieve a 2.500 combined grade point average in these courses.
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours toward degree requirements.
  • Achieve an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.500.

The Business Profession Program (BPP)

The Business Profession Program is a non-credit program for business students at Xavier. The program provides students with career education and professional training to help them more smoothly transition into their business career. The program is required for all business students and supplements their academic studies.

Business students will attend workshops and events each semester on topics such as career assessment and selection, resume writing, interviewing, time management, professional etiquette, networking and others. Students will also have the  opportunity to meet with business executives to discuss their career goals.

Internship Program

The Williams College of Business offers Internship opportunities to qualified students. Cooperative Education is a structured educational program which integrates classroom learning and practical experience. Work experiences relate to students’  majors and allow them to develop their professional as well as academic skills. Internship opportunities are employer paid and involve faculty participation and evaluation. Students registered for any Internship class will be considered full-time status. Interested students should contact the Coordinator of Internship Programs, The Williams College of Business, 1002 Francis Xavier Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1221, 513 745-4869, for further details or to apply for the program.

Internship eligibility requirements:

  • Have 55 or more earned credit hours; junior status.*
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.750 with no repeated course in the major below a “C”.*
  • Have a formally declared business major or minor.
  • Have successfully completed MGMT 301, Managerial Communications, with a “C” or better or have attended the WCB Business Professions Program’s “Resume Workshop” and “Interviewing Workshop.”

* May be waived in certain circumstances, consult the internship director.

Williams College of Business Centers

Center for International Business

The Center for International Business builds international relationships with multi-national corporations and educational institutions that will allow for unique opportunities for WCB students and faculty.

The CIB provides expertise and resources to facilitate the offering of innovative and specialized international business study programs and internship opportunities that enhance our students’ academic and professional development.

The programs are designed to equip our students with a global mindset, cultural sensitivity, and real-world problem solving capabilities that would help them become valuable assets to the organizations that they would serve upon graduation.

Cintas Institute for Business Ethics

The Cintas Institute for Business Ethics focuses on helping students and other Xavier stakeholders recognize and deal with ethical and values-related issues in the workplace. To that end, the Institute sponsors ethics-related programs, workshops and fellowships.  It facilitates graduate and undergraduate students, and other stakeholders such as the business community, to have increased moral courage to “do the hard right, as opposed to the easy wrong.”  The Institute also helps faculty members increase their exposure and confidence in the areas of business ethics and social responsibility, and serves as a resource for business and community stakeholders. 

The Sedler Family Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Sedler Center develops entrepreneurial leaders who seek opportunities, act resourcefully, think creatively and lead ethically to make a difference in their organizations in the world.

Xavier Leadership Center (XLC)

The Xavier Leadership Center combines Xavier faculty experts with experienced business professionals - executives, practitioners, teachers, thinkers and researchers, to create a unique team of experts who delivers public and customized development programs to professionals in the workplace.

These programs provide the skills needed to succeed, as well as invaluable consulting and coaching services, to organizations looking to take their business to the next level. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills, XLC offers industry recognized certificates programs and has partnered with the Williams College of Business to offer graduate certificate programs to organizations privately. 



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Business Administration

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Interdisciplinary Programs

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Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources


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