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About chambers college

An accredited college, one of the top-ranked undergraduate business schools in the country, and more than 20,000 alumni worldwide – we’re breaking the mold.

Business Education.



The Man Behind the Name

John Chambers, former Cisco CEO and Chairman, is committed to moving our college and West Virginia forward. In a unique agreement that will provide West Virginia University significant financial and intellectual resources, the Silicon Valley visionary announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support our College of Business and Economics, as well as Vantage Ventures.

Naming and gift media release
Reinvention Revolution
WVU Magazine Story


About the Chambers College

The WVU College of Commerce was born by order of the state higher education board on Nov. 10, 1951 and was known as the College of Business and Economics from 1971 until 2018, when it was renamed the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. 

The College offers ten bachelor's, ten master's, and two doctoral degrees. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,500, the College has more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. Business programs at the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

In its 2011 edition,  Bloomberg Businessweek ranks West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics among the top 100 undergraduate business schools in the country.

We hold ourselves to a high standard.

Mission, Vision, Values

Meet Our Dean

josh Hall

Joshua Hall, Ph.d.

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