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WVU’s Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination now available to worldwide class

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An internationally recognized program at West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics (B&E) has made its way to the masses. Literally.

Enrollment is under way for Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (FAFE) to be offered through the Coursera Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform. Thousands — yes, thousands — have enrolled in the class thus far, even though statistical data shows a high MOOC dropout rate because of people who register simply out of curiosity. Still, an enormous number of online students will benefit from information presented in the internationally recognized FAFE program from WVU.

WVU SHRM provides experiential learning, networking opportunities

West Virginia University has one of the largest student Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) chapters in the U.S., with roughly 100 members. They’ve been honored in recent years, both as the Outstanding Student Chapter in 2014 and earning the Superior Merit award in 2013.

At the end of August, Jordan Gobble, 2014-2015 SHRM President and a second year MSIR student, shared what the group playfully calls the “State of the Chapter Address,” a rough blueprint for the year ahead. She was pleased to let everyone know they already had been hard at work with fundraising and recruiting efforts over the summer.

Students to participate in WVU business school private equity forum October 16

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – What in the world does the term “private equity” mean?

You probably hear it a lot if you watch CNBC or Bloomberg. Simply, it is equity held in a private business, and private equity firms invest in one of two ways: through the outright purchase of a business or by obtaining an ownership stake in a business.

All in the Family

Lawrence Family

We frequently refer to B&E alumni, students, administration, faculty and staff as the “B&E Family.” You’ll read it in articles, hear it in speeches and feel it when you return to campus for events. 

Scholarship recipients learn the power of appreciation

Bonnie Anderson is lucky in her role as Director of Alumni Relations for B&E, in that she has a first-hand look at the good scholarships do for students. Now students are learning how to express one form of appreciation for the scholarships they receive.

For the second consecutive year, Anderson planned and executed the Scholarship Pizza Party, an event when student scholarship recipients learn how to write heartfelt and effective thank you notes to the donors who fund the scholarships they receive. And while this might seem to be a simple task, it isn’t. In fact, the event has captured the attention of the WVU Foundation, the fund-raising arm of West Virginia University.

Fall 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series off to a fast start

Nathan Savage

Students and WVU employees alike found inspiration at the two B&E Distinguished Speaker Series events this month.

Fraud Accounting is the bee in professor’s bonnet

“Anyone can do it,” said Dr. Kip Holderness, pointing to a photograph of his two beehives. One is adorned with a flying WV in Mountaineer gold and blue, the other a “Y” in the colors of Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.