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Online grad business programs for veterans rank third
May 21, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Business has been named one of the best business schools in the nation for its online business graduate programs for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. According to the report, the college ranked third in the Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans category.

Les Schwab Tire CEO featured speaker at Power Breakfast
September 11, 2013

Dick Borgman, CEO Les Schwab Tire


PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast in Seattle on Sept. 27, featuring guest speaker Dick Borgman, chairman and CEO of Les Schwab Tire Centers.

Borgman’s speech is titled “Hometown Customer Service in a Global Industry.”

The breakfast is designed to inform, inspire and engage Seattle-area business leaders on contemporary business issues and is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

Participants may register for $40 online at » More …

WSU President Floyd to speak at College of Business event
March 10, 2010

PULLMAN – The College of Business will hold its next Power Breakfast, sponsored by Slalom Consulting and Two Degrees, at 7:30 am. April 9. The breakfast will take place at the W Seattle Hotel and feature speaker WSU President Elson S. Floyd.

Floyd has been president of the four-campuses of WSU since 2007 and was previously president of the University of Missouri and Western Michigan University. A native of North Carolina, Floyd holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and speech, a master of education degree in adult education, and a doctor of philosophy degree in higher and adult education, all from the University … » More …

Swanger named new director of Hospitality School
July 17, 2009


PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business has announced that Nancy Swanger will head the School of Hospitality Business Management as director effective immediately. The new leadership change will take effect in June.

Swanger, who has been with the CB since 2000, will replace interim director Darrel Muehling, chair of the college’s marketing department. Muehling took on the interim director role in spring 2008 following the retirement of Dr. Terry Umbreit, who had led the department for 24 years. Swanger will work with college administrators to ensure that the leadership transition is smooth and … » More …

AACSB International announces accreditation
April 7, 2009

PULLMAN – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International announced today that the WSU College of Business has successfully maintained their accreditation standing at the baccalaureate, master and doctoral levels. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. Today, there are 567 business schools in 33 countries that maintain AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 171 institutions, … » More …

Regent speaks at Power Breakfast; register by April 10
March 17, 2009

Spokane will host the next College of Business Power Breakfast, which will feature guest speaker Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and WSU regent. 

The breakfast will be 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Marie Antoinette ballroom of the Davenport Hotel. Tickets cost $25 and reservations are due by April 10 ONLINE


In its sixth year, the breakfast speaker series is intended  to inform, inspire and engage WSU alumni and regional business leaders on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.

Baseler began his career at Ste. Michelle in 1984 as director of marketing and … » More …

Industry leaders to attend Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
February 3, 2009


PULLMAN – The College of Business at WSU hosts the second Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum in Pullman 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Compton Union Building Auditorium. The forum will engage students and the campus community and promote the exchange of ideas and best practices around this important topic.


Panelists will include Jack Graves, Chief Cultural Officer – Burgerville; John Haines, Executive Director – Mercy Corps; and Norman Strong, Partner – Miller/Hull Partnership.



The forum is an important component of the college’s … » More …

Professor appointed as Nihoul Faculty Fellow
January 14, 2009

PULLMAN – The College of Business at WSU recently announced that John Nofsinger, associate professor of finance, has been appointed as the Nihoul Faculty Fellow in Finance.  
The Nihoul Faculty Fellowship in Finance is funded through a gift from Tom and Linda Nihoul to promote innovation and excellence in education. The Nihoul Fellowship will support Nofsinger’s research in studying why people often make poor financial decisions and what steps can be taken to overcome those problems.  Additionally, the fellowship is a means of providing outstanding educational opportunities for finance students.
Nofsinger joined the … » More …

Accounting career night at WSU Tri-Cities
September 19, 2008

RICHLAND — Students can learn about careers in accounting and what it takes to succeed in the field during a special event Sept. 30 at WSU Tri-Cities.
Accounting Career Night is at 6:30 p.m. in the Consolidated Information Center, upstairs in Room 216, at 2770 University Drive, Richland. The event is co-sponsored by the WSU Tri-Cities College of Business and the students’ Tri-Cities Business Club.
Speakers include representatives from the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, government agencies, and the CPA firms of LeMaster & Daniels, Moss Adams, and Northwest … » More …

WSU ranked in top 50 for entrepreneurship
September 12, 2008

PULLMAN –  WSU was distinguished as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs out of 2,300 schools surved in Entrepreneur magazing and Princeton Review.


The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the WSU College of Business ranked 18th in the undergraduate category of the survey.


The 6th annual ranking reveals the nation’s Top 25 undergraduate and Top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. The College of Business ranking can be seen at, along with information on overall trends found with social and environmental entrepreneurship, experiential learning and entrepreneurship as a means of reaching out both internationally and locally. 

The … » More …