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B&E Financial Planning curriculum again approved by CFP Board of Standards

The College’s BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration), majoring in Finance with a Concentration in Financial Planning, has again been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. The program, which has a track record of helping WVU finance students in job placement, gained recertification by the nationally renowned board.

The Financial Planning curriculum provides the education needed for students to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam. WVU’s program has been certified since 2010.

Walsh prompts student Super Bowl conversation with use of social media

Apple began the revolution of the Super Bowl advertisement with their take on Big Brother in 1984. In today’s world, social media has brought a new dynamic to that revolution.

And during Super Bowl XLIX this year, Dr. Michael Walsh and his students demonstrated the power of social media. Walsh created the hashtag #bcorsuperbowl and invited students in his Principles of Marketing and Survey of Marketing courses to start a conversation via Twitter about the advertisements. The students’ participation and comments resulted in 181 posts from 83 users with over 78,000 exposures.

Senator Capito visits B&E to support free tax prep program

When the Free File tax program was announced at the College of Business and Economics earlier this month, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she wanted to be a part of the message that a free tax preparation program was available to eligible West Virginians.

“The wonderful thing about this program is that it’s a public-private partnership. The Free File program helps West Virginians take the stress out of tax season and put hard-earned money back into their pockets,” Capito said. “This invaluable service is an excellent
example of how the government and private
sector can work together to benefit our communities.”

WVU men’s basketball team is serious business

There are five B&E students on this year’s men’s basketball team. Front row, from left, are James Long and Tyrone Hughes. Back row, from left, are Kevin Noreen, Nathan Adrian, Richard Romeo and Coach Bob Huggins.

When you’re cheering on the men’s basketball team this year, you’re also cheering for future big names in the business world. Out of the 17 players on the team roster, five are business majors. That’s a big number, and all five have big plans.