Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

Unleash Your Potential as a Leader

At the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, you will learn how to succeed in today's fast-paced, highly competitive market and stand out as an authentic, ahead-of-the-curve leader in the business world.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate

Begin your career in business here. Our eight distinct programs will prepare you with a solid foundation needed by all professionals, as well as specialized courses to distinguish you among peers.

Department of Marketing, Sports Management, And Hospitality Leadership

Department of Finanace, Accounting, And Management

MBA

Unlock countless opportunities in your career with an MBA from Wilkes. Our convenient and affordable programs are offered in weekend and online formats and put you on the path of obtaining your MBA in just two years.

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MBA 4+1

Fast track your career in our accelerated bachelor's degree/MBA program! The MBA 4+1 program will let you earn your bachelor's degree and MBA in just five years, saving you time and money while jumpstarting your career.

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What Defines Us

Create Your Own Business

You will start building business experience and leadership skills in your first year at the Sidhu School. Collaborate with your peers to develop a business plan and launch your own business in your two-semester Integrative Management Experience course.

Personal and Professional Development

At the Sidhu School, we believe that leadership and career development matters. During the four-year Personal and Professional Development Program, you will learn how to strengthen your leadership skills and reach your professional and personal potential.

Hands-on Mentoring

Small class sizes provide ample opportunity to connect with our expert faculty and ensure you have the resources needed to reach your full potential.

 

100%

of undergraduate business students obtain at least one internship or research opportunity during their studies

98%

job placement rate for graduates

25th

in the nation for economic value by The Economist

Jessica Smith headshot

I fell in love with the campus when I first came to the university for an athletic camp. The scenery and facilities were beautiful and I felt extremely comfortable at Wilkes; it was and still is the perfect fit.

Jessica Smith '23, Accounting and Finance Major

A Network of Caring, Accomplished Professionals

When you study at the Sidhu School of Business, you join a diverse network of successful professionals and genuine leaders. Wilkes alumni serve as prospective employers, advisory board members and guest speakers, meaning we work to expand your business network before you graduate.

Meet our Faculty

Sidhu students and faculty present research

About the Sidhu School

Facilities

The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is housed in the beautiful 80,000-square-foot University Center on Main. The $3 million facility includes smart classrooms, student meeting rooms, a Starbucks, and the Cardell Financial Center.

Cardell Financial Center

The Cardell Financial Center connects students to the finance world with state-of-the-art technology that provides real-time data and news. Located on the first floor of the University Center on Main, the center features 12 Bloomberg trading terminals, four personal computers, a projector and two LCD monitors.

Barron's in Education

As a Wilkes student, you will have free 24/7 access to Barron’s, a leading financial portal and magazine and a highly valued source for more than a century to professsionals in a diverse array of fields. Wilkes is one of 95-plus schools with this unique access to Barron's.

Mission

Sidhu School graduates will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, experiences and passion to lead diverse organizations in the face of dynamic challenges and a rapidly changing global environment.

Vision

The Sidhu School transforms students through an empowering education in a mentoring environment that develops personal, professional and leadership skills through scholarship, experiential learning and community engagement.

Values

A student focus that enhances the personal and professional development of the individual through teaching, service learning, mentoring and advising.

 

The Sidhu educational culture fosters leadership, creativity and forward thinking to create social and economic value.

 

Development of intellectual contributions and scholarship that advances knowledge and informs teaching.

 

Application of theories and concepts to real-world situations that are relevant to evolving business practices.

 

Authenticity and ethics represent the cornerstones of healthy societies and economies.

 

A commitment to community that embraces diversity, social responsibility and a global perspective that enhances our students’ preparation as leaders and the well-being of those around us.

 

Centers of Excellence

Wilkes is home to four centers that work closely with local businesses and entrepreneurs while providing plentiful opportunities for Wilkes students to apply their studies and immerse themselves in real-life business situations.

Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

The Kirby Center helps Wilkes students and community members launch businesses and encourages entrepreneurial endeavors on campus.

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The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development

The Institute is an economic research and applied research and consulting group that provides customized client solutions and strategies to facilitate decision making and planning that enhances growth, impact, and sustainability for organizations.

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Small Business Development Center

The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center provides quality, no-cost, confidential business consulting and training to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Family Business Alliance

The Family Business Alliance provides world-class services committed in supporting, strengthening and empowering local family-owned businesses,

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