West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Our Mission

The College of Business and Economics provides its constituencies with the knowledge, skills, tools and values required to win in the global marketplace through teaching, research and service.

Vision

One WVU

Values

  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Excellence

Strategic Priorities

  • ATTRACT high quality students, faculty and staff, fostering diversity and an inclusive culture.
  • EDUCATE and prepare our students for the market place; excel in research, scholarship and innovation.
  • PLACE our students in internships and jobs upon graduation; connect with the business community to establish college, industry and government partnerships
  • ENGAGE and organize ourselves for success; student and excellence centric; increased internal and external collaboration
  • FUND the vision

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.

Vision

By 2020, WVU will attain national research prominence, thereby enhancing educational achievement, global engagement, diversity, and the vitality and well-being of the people of West Virginia. 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future.

Research Classification

Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Many WVU programs hold specialized accreditation.

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 9 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 39 Fulbright Scholars (5 in 2012), 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 14 Critical Language Scholars.

Online classes are available.

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.

Scholarships and Aid

In 2015-16, WVU provided over $394 million in financial aid (grants, loans, work study, and scholarships). The average package was $16,291. The WVU undergraduate scholarship program awards in excess of $24 million a year; more than 7,100 students benefit from this program annually.

Athletics

A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports. With the reintroduction of men’s golf, WVU will have 18 sports at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Libraries

Library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.1 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 246 networked databases, over 300,000 eBooks, and 45,700 online electronic journals.

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester.

Tuition

In August 2012, Forbes ranked WVU 30th nationally in its list of Best Buy Colleges. The Forbes list assigns schools a quality rank based on academic offerings, graduate career prospects, graduation rates, and typical graduate debt, then divides that number by the school’s in-state tuition and fees. WVU is Forbes’ sixth-best-buy among land-grant institutions.

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Online Hybrid MBA

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years January 2018 USA Morgantown

West Virginia University's nationally ranked Online Hybrid MBA allows you to maintain momentum in your career while simultaneously pursuing a master's degree. Our two year, 48-credit-hour program is offered twice a year, beginning in August and January. [+]

West Virginia University's nationally ranked Online Hybrid MBA allows you to maintain momentum in your career while simultaneously pursuing a master's degree. Our two year, 48-credit-hour program is offered twice a year, beginning in August and January. It is a mostly online format, with four in-person residencies (hence the Hybrid designation). Program Structure Specific courses are completed each semester, but our asynchronous learning approach allows you to logon anytime from anywhere to complete course assignments. The courses are designed to help you think critically, analyze information, communicate more effectively and solve complex problems. Graduates of ranked programs like ours are competitive in the job market and use this advanced degree to advance their career. Residencies To enhance experiential learning, the program includes four 3-4 day in-person residencies. Residencies provide dynamic discussion and collaboration which lead to better understanding of curriculum. You’ll connect what you learn in the classroom to tangible issues and develop confidence in what you know and what you can do while networking with your peers. Why WVU? Our diverse Online MBA program has been ranked among the best in the country for four years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Our college is continually ranked by Military Times as a “Best for Vets: Business School. Classes are taught by expert faculty, the majority of which have Ph.D. degrees and industry experience. We are among the 5% of business schools internationally accredited by AACSB. In-state tuition is offered to all Online MBA students regardless of... [-]

WVU's Top-Ranked MBA Program - 14 Month Accelerated Full-Time

Campus Full time 14 months June 2018 USA Morgantown

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you. [+]

West Virginia University’s 14-month accelerated Full-Time MBA program was recently ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background is in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you. The College of Business and Economics firmly believes in the global perspective. In joining WVU's MBA program, you will gain a classroom experience enriched by teamwork with students from across the world - 44% of our current MBA class is comprised of international students from three continents. Additionally, all domestic MBA students participate in a ten-day international trip in Europe or Asia as part of the coursework. Global Opportunities Students in this course will be required to take BADM 562 during their spring semester. This course introduces students to: The major components and key concepts of international business, The cultural/political differences among nations as related to business, World markets, currencies, and exchange rates, The modes of internationalizing a firm, and the role of the World Trade Organization. For domestic students, a required international trip is incorporated into this course. MBA Curriculum The WVU MBA degree is a 14-month, 50 credit-hour program which is coursework-based and does not require a thesis. Concurrent courses are linked by common themes, enabling students to benefit from synergistic development of concepts utilized in the business world. Summer Semester 1 Managerial Economics Business Research and Statistics Organizational Behavior Fall Semester Law, Ethics... [-]

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