Julie Johnson-Busbin says she strives to make her sales and marketing classes relevant for Western Carolina University students by presenting information that is applicable to their professional and personal lives and to help them succeed in the business world – but that’s only half the story.
Officials from Western Carolina University and Isothermal Community College recently gathered to sign an articulation agreement designed to ease the transition for ICC students wanting to study in WCU’s newly expanded bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism offered in the Asheville area.
Western Carolina University announced today (Thursday, Sept. 22) the launch of a new center focused on issues revolving around economic development in North Carolina, especially in its western region. Seed funding for the project comes from a $1.8 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Angela K. Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College in Rhode Island and associate director of the college’s Center for Teaching Excellence, has been named the inaugural Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor in Regional Economic Development at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University’s College of Business, along with the Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and EPIC, a student initiative encouraging student entrepreneurship through Elevating Potential, Imagination and Collaboration, recently held a student pitch party.
Current students and recent graduates of Western Carolina University’s master’s program in accountancy did better on the certified public accountant exam ― a requirement for becoming a CPA ― than the national average, results show.
Western Carolina University’s College of Business has been fully accredited ― again ― by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is widely regarded as the international benchmark for business school quality.