Charles M. Reeves, Jr. School of Business & Economics
Founded in 1986, The Charles M. Reeves School of Business and Economics offers accredited Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs across a wide range of business disciplines. Over 700 students are currently enrolled from 29 states and 17 countries.
The purpose of the Reeves School of Business is to fashion and nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship and creative economic endeavor. It does so by developing in students an understanding of the modern American economy, an appreciation of its power and institutional structure, and an ability to function effectively in it. The driving force of the United States economy is the entrepreneurial spirit. Without this innovative and creative thrust, whether in a major corporation or a small business, the economy will stagnate. The value of the entrepreneurial spirit is not limited to business. Innovation, creativity, and ethically responsible risk-taking are needed in government, the military, education and the church. The Reeves School of Business is dedicated to the development of this entrepreneurial spirit.
Dr. Kimberly Scruton
Dean, Reeves School of Business
The Benefactor: Charles M. Reeves, Jr. (1919-1995)
Charles M. Reeves, Jr. was born November 15, 1919 in Sanford, North Carolina. He was graduated from Sanford High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1940; B.S. in Business Administration). Following WW II service in the United States Navy, he founded a bus company in Sanford. In 1949, he established Motor Credit Corporation, forerunner of Provident Finance Company, which was acquired by South Carolina National Bank in 1973. In addition to his dedication to the world of banking, Mr. Reeves was very active in community service organizations. He was also a former member of the Methodist University Board of Trustees. Mr. Reeves is described by his son as a classic "entrepreneur who sees opportunities and then works hard to translate visions into realities." Charles Reeves viewed himself as an optimist and a true believer in the American free enterprise system. In an effort to ensure that the next generation understands this system. Mr. Reeves offered a generous endowment to Methodist University [then Methodist College] in 1986 for its fledgling business program. The University then established the Charles M. Reeves School of Business and Economics.
The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited. Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.
- Reeves School of Business Retention & Six-Year Graduation Rates
- Reeves School of Business Student Achievement Scores (2013-14)
The Reeves School of Business strives to develop students to meet the demands of business and to cultivate ethical leaders who will create economic and social value for a global society.
The Reeves School of Business aspires to be a recognized leader among business schools, inspiring excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Ethics: Encourage students to develop a personal code of values and ethics and adhere to moral and ethical principles, including those based on codes of professional ethics
- Professionalism: Provide students with an opportunity to enroll in professional concentrations
- Engagement: Promote experiential and applied learning opportunities, including internships, co-operative work experiences, projects, practical experiences and service learning.
- Leadership: Prepare students to be successful in their subsequent professional and/or academic careers
- Global: Provide student opportunities and experiences that will encourage their participation in our global society.
It is the belief of the Methodist University Reeves School of Business that experiential education in the form of internships is a highly beneficial aspect of modern higher education. Labor statistics indicate a strong correlation between participation in internships and post graduation employment success. The Reeves School of Business therefore strongly recommends completion of at least one internship experience to all students and mandates internship experiences in each of its concentrations.
International Business Studies & Exchange Opportunities
Methodist University, through the Reeves School of Business, has an affiliation and an exchange program with the following Business School: Sup De Co in Rennes, France, one of the Grandes Écoles of France, where Methodist University students can spend a semester taking business courses taught in English for credit. The Reeves School of Business also offers annual faculty-led short-term Study Abroad trips to locations such as Guatemala, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.