Career Services Business Leaders Program
The Business Leaders Program (BLP) is designed to deliver a comprehensive introduction to the world of business. By combining the academic courses in the Business Sequence with experiential learning, the Business Leaders Program will provide a well-rounded experience for any student, regardless of their major.
Once admitted into the program a member has to meet requirements for academic and each co-curricular area. Some of the activities will be met over the span of one’s college career, while others will be semester and yearly requirements. The chart below will help to better explain the different areas and requirements.
Business Leaders Program Requirements
Economics 101 – Principles of Economics
Economics 251 – The Economic Approach with Microsoft Excel
Economics 262 – Financial Institutions and Markets*
Accounting 201 – Financial Accounting
Accounting 202 – Managerial Accounting
English 411 – Business and Technical Writing
Rhetoric 101- Public Speaking
* Economics 361 – Corporate Finance or Economics 362 – Money and Banking can substitute
Business Immersion (8 weeks-summer)
Marketing Immersion (Spring Break/Fall Break)
(1 day shadow experience)
Networking Events (3 required/academic year, must attend at least 1 event off campus)
Student/Alumni/Employer Networking Dinner
Networking trips (D.C., Chicago, New York, Indianapolis, other)
Business Seminars & Workshops
Not for Profit
(Four of above required)
(Active in at least 1 business-related organization required/ year)
Case Study Club, SIFE, Other
Volunteer organization, Mentor, Other
Must have a leadership role during academic career (officer, organizing an event, etc.)
Required Career Services Events (4 required)
Job Search Boot Camp
How do you Join the BLP?
Applications deadlines are January 1 of each academic year. Apply to the Business Leaders Program posting on WabashWorks by submitting your resume, application form and essay question responses.
The Business Leaders Advisory Committee will review applications and select candidates to interview with members of the committee. Applicants will be notified by February 15th of admittance into the program.
**Minimum GPA for application into the program is a 3.2 and must be maintained throughout. If one’s GPA fell below the 3.2 requirements he would be placed on probation for one semester, if at that time it was still below the 3.2 he would be removed from the program**
Contact Betsy Knott.