A five-star, five-diamond relationship

Hospitality and tourism is all about relationships. If you don't believe that, travel approximately 35 minutes from the WVU campus to the small southwestern Pennsylvania town of Farmington, where Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is located.

That's where the College of Business and Economics (B&E) and Nemacolin relationship came together, and that's where it has flourished. The pipeline of student interns from B&E to the resort is growing stronger and stronger and, in some cases, has resulted in permanent employees.

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Hospitality interns give advice to restaurant owners

As the summer semester closed at WVU, owners and managers at Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe in the WVU Mountainlair got some student advice about attracting breakfast customers.

Six students in a College of Business and Economics internship course spent the summer exploring the restaurant and identifying ways to attract customers to the breakfast menu. That's a tough job, given that fewer than half of all Americans eat breakfast every day.  

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Largest EMBA cohort begins program

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Over the past three years, the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics (B&E) has done well to bolster what it offers in its online executive MBA program, earning an accolade from U.S. News and World Report as the #29 Best Online Graduate Program in the nation. Pair that with enhanced recruiting efforts, and you have a recipe for sweet success, both for the program and its graduates.

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