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Businessweek names WVU a Top 10 Undergraduate Business School for ROI

The WVU College of Business and Economics (B&E) was recently ranked #9 in the nation for Top Undergraduate Business Schools for Return on Investment (ROI) out of 124 top-ranked business schools.

Top-ranking ROI business schools provide their students with a robust balance between tuition costs and initial salary upon graduation. In this day and age, when students are leaving college with substantial debt loads and entering a challenging job market, it is refreshing to know that there are still "value" programs available that provide students a leg up as they start their careers.

Corporate Social Responsibility class distributes grants to 16 local non-profits

Non-profit organizations do a great deal to help the communities around us, but they can't always do it alone. 

One major driver of non-profit success is corporate giving, and students in Dr. Joyce Heames's Corporate Social Responsibility course receive hands-on training on the entire corporate giving process. The Spring 2013 class was comprised of 18 students, and the culmination of their efforts led to the awarding of grants to 16 local non-profit organizations.

B&E donates $2,000 to WVU Children's Hospital

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics (B&E) has made a $2,000 donation to WVU Children's Hospital as the result of a fundraiser the business school held during Random Acts of Kindness Week earlier this year.

B&E faculty and staff honored at Dean's Awards of Distinction

Suzanne Gosden-Kitchen, Joyce Heames, Paul Speaker, Tess Meinert and Annie Peng Cui

When Jose "Zito" Sartarelli decided to vastly improve upon recognition for outstanding faculty and staff at the WVU College of Business and Economics (B&E), his rationale was clear: recognize and thank those employed at B&E who have excelled during the year.

Prominent CEOs announced for B&E Distinguished Speaker Series fall schedule

"Great speakers are a valuable asset, especially on a college campus. You can learn from them, emulate them and use them as prominent figures in the careers you want to have for yourselves."

Those are the words of Jose "Zito" Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics (B&E) for business school students and all students on WVU's campuses. Those are also the words behind a strong and full fall schedule for the B&E Distinguished Speaker Series.

WVU sends team to Big 12 MBA Case Competition

Kaitlyn Phillips, Spencer Anderson, Camden Stockton, Professor Houghton and Kevin Knotts preparing for the competition.

West Virginia's arrival to the Big 12 Conference last summer has led to new opportunities University-wide. One such opportunity that B&E recently capitalized on was participation in the Big 12 MBA Case Competition, which was held in early April.

New MBA course aids in career development

Wouldn't it be nice to have a practice job search in the bag before applying for your dream job? Or feedback from top-level executives on how well you network? How about one-on-one assistance with career development professionals? Our full-time MBAs have access to all this and more thanks to a new addition to the MBA curriculum. 

New accounting chair wants to see progress

Fleming, right, with Professor Mazin M.A. Jumah, president of the Royal University for Women, and students in a workshop Dr. Fleming gave in Bahrain last year.

Scott Fleming is the new chairperson for the Department of Accounting in WVU’s College of Business and Economics. A better title might be “chief facilitator.”

Experience WVU event is final chance to convince uncommitted

Dr. Alexander Kurov, right, answers questions about the College's finance major. From left: Richa Nimesh, Rohan Singh, and Sanjay Nimesh of Rockville, Md.

Students admitted to the College of Business and Economics for next fall got a chance to see what it's all about during Experience WVU, a day during which they and their parents met with faculty and staff.

Top students honored

PNC Students

The College of Business and Economics celebrated the academic accomplishments of top students at the Mountainlair on April 12 as part of WVU's Week of Honors.