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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center assembles new advisory council

Bolstering the mission to champion entrepreneurship across West Virginia is complex, so the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship called upon experts to join the effort. Since it is housed in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, the Center gathered influential members of West Virginia’s entrepreneurial community to create the BrickStreet Center Advisory Council.

“We are pleased we were able to attract such high-level business and community leaders to help the BrickStreet Center connect with the business community across the state,” Steven Cutright, director of the Center, said. “Through their strong connections, resources and knowledge, the mission of this council is to identify opportunities and challenges throughout the state, which can benefit from the business services and support programs offered by the BrickStreet Center.”

Experiential learning projects give students real-world entrepreneurial experience

Throughout the Fall 2016 semester, the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship continued to prove its mission of entrepreneurial education and state economic development by engaging entrepreneurship students and local businesses, start-ups and organizations.

Students in Steven Cutright’s Business Analysis and Planning course worked through the Center, which is housed in the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, to provide business, marketing, feasibility and commercialization plans to nine businesses and organizations throughout the state.

Research assistant professor plays large role in well-known BBER studies and reports

Brian Lego, WVU College of Business & Economics Bureau of Business and Economic ResearchA young man from Fayetteville, West Virginia, embarked on the path to be a veterinarian, but somewhere along the way he found an affinity for local and regional economic forecasting and policy analysis.

That man is Brian Lego. He is a research assistant professor for the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which operates in the College of Business and Economics.

WVU’s online business programs nationally ranked by U.S. News

The online education arena is a crowded one, and programs offered at the College of Business and Economics have received national recognition by one of the most reputable sources in the country.

The Online Hybrid MBA program at West Virginia University has been ranked #47 in online MBA programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while the Online M.S. Business Data Analytics and Online M.S. in Forensic & Fraud Examination combined for a #66 ranking in the non-MBA category by U.S. News. The globally recognized publication made the announcements January 10 through its 2017 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings.