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On the rise: Chambers College retention rates increase for 2019-2020 academic year

West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics has made great strides when it comes to the retention of freshman students, and it shows with an increase in retention numbers this spring.

The retention rate for Fall 2019-Spring 2020 is 94.6 percent, up from 91.5 percent last year. The University retention rate for this same time period is 92.5 percent.

WVU to hold entrepreneurial contest through new Seed WV program

West Virginia University's new Seed WV program will give away up to $15,000 at the University’s Demo Day.

The contest, which is being held to raise awareness for the Seed WV program both on campus and throughout the state, will offer a cash award to innovators and entrepreneurs with ideas for new products and services. The contest is open to West Virginia residents, innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits.

Distinguished Speaker Series to welcome EXIM President, Chairman Kim Reed

West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics and the WVU College of Law are holding a joint Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the federal Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). 

The event will be held on Monday, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the WVU College of Law.

Chambers College gains new student organization for supply chain management

Students in the Global Supply Chain Management program of West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics now have choices when it comes to building their professional skills through student organizations. This semester, WVU started its own student affiliate chapter of the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS is the largest non-profit association for supply chain and is considered the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. The student affiliate chapter is under the supervision of the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter and will receive its charter on Feb. 26.

WVU Chambers College to add economics to growing list of graduate programs

This fall, West Virginia University's John Chambers College of Business and Economics will accept the first group of students into its online master’s program in economics. The master’s in economics is a one-year full-time program, split into 10 credits per semester over three semesters.

“I think it fits nicely with what we’re doing with all of the graduate professional programs in terms of experiential education,” said Joshua Hall, chair of the Department of Economics. “I’m working with a number of state-based organizations and government entities on the capstone program.”