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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.  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.


Meet Our Dean

josh Hall

Joshua Hall, Ph.d.

More about Dean Hall

Our Departments

Labs and Facilities

  • Behavioral Economics and Situational Testing (BEAST) Lab
  • Social Technology And Research (STAR) Lab
  • Roll Capital Markets Center
  • Wehrle Global Supply Chain Lab
  • Dr. Randy and Karen Evans Cybersecurity Lab
  • Nemacolin Hospitality Innovation and Technology Lab
  • Data Analytics Lab

Rankings and Numbers

U.S. News & World Report rankings
  • 181 Economics
  • 12 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA)
  • 21 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • 27 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
  • 44 Best Online MBA Programs
  • 107 Economics
  • 32 among public Online MBA Programs
College Demographics
  • Total Enrollment - 3,565
  • Undergrad Enrollment - 2,926
  • Graduate Enrollment - 639
  • 14 Undergraduate Majors
  • 15 Graduate Majors
  • Over 125 Faculty
*All College stats are estimates and not official. Stats change throughout the year.