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WSU Vancouver builds radically different MBA

Three years of research and meetings with local business leaders by four Washington State University Vancouver professors has produced a radically revamped MBA program built upon social issues and sustainability. For the full article, click on the following URL to the Vancouver Journal of Business at

MBA cheating documented, countered

According to a national study, the primary reason master’s of business administration (MBA) graduate students are cheating is peer influence.  Ken Butterfield, WSU associate professor of management and operations, conducted a benchmark study on ethics and cheating with colleagues from Rutgers University and Penn State. Their research concluded that 56 percent of graduate business students […]

Web conference showcases new business curriculum

VANCOUVER — Business professors at Washington State University Vancouver have developed an MBA program with curriculum designed around “stakeholder theory” and will host a web conference on the new curriculum Oct. 18. Stakeholder theory teaches that long-term business success in creating competitive advantage requires recognizing the vital interdependence between businesses and critical stakeholders such as […]