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College of Business and Public Management

School of Business

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College of Business and Public Management

Dean's Office

Address:
Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Email:
CBPM@wcupa.edu

Phone:
610-436-2930


Name: Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
Position: Dean (Interim)
Email: JOsgood@wcupa.edu


Name: Dr. Lori Fuller
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)
Email: LFuller@wcupa.edu


Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs
Email: KKoval@wcupa.edu


Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean
Email: CCheyney@wcupa.edu


Name: Erika Hineman
Position: Director of Marketing and Communications
Email: EHineman@wcupa.edu


Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant
Email: LChristie@wcupa.edu



Name: Paige Carey
Position: Dean's Office Secretary
Email: PCarey@wcupa.edu

Overview

School of
Business

The School of Business at West Chester University, which is part of the College of Business and Public Management (CBPM), helps students prepare for a career in business. The School is AACSB accredited and offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs in four academic departments - Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing - with top faculty, impactful research, driven students, and the highest standards of quality. The MBA Program is #82 in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2017.

Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Chester University School of Business is to prepare students to be successful within the evolving regional and global economies.  As a comprehensive public institution in southeastern Pennsylvania, the school will provide high-value business programs at the undergraduate and graduate level foster student development through multidisciplinary education, scholarship and experiential learning work with regional business and non-profits to develop innovative approaches to business education and continuously improve pedagogy and business practices through applied research and other professional activities.

Goals

  1. Maintain high-value business programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  2. Achieve high impact student learning through interdisciplinary education, scholarship and experiential learning.
  3. Instill community relationships with regional businesses and non-profits and use those relationships to develop innovative approaches to business education
  4. Improve pedagogy and business practices through relevant research and professional activities
  5. Focus on inclusion with regard to faculty, staff and students.

Student Learning Objectives

Undergraduate

Students who graduate with a B.S. degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and/or Marketing should be able to:
  1. Understand basic business concepts and theories;
  2. Understand how globalization influences an organization and its stakeholders;
  3. Understand how diversity influences an organization and its stakeholders;
  4. Understand the importance and consequences related to ethical decision-making;
  5. Critically analyze and solve a business problem through the appropriate acquisition and evaluation of information;
  6. Use quantitative methods and technology to analyze business problems;
  7. Effectively interact with others as part of a team; and
  8. Make effective oral and written presentations.

Graduate

  1. Communication Skills - Students should be able to communicate business information;
  2. Knowledge - Students will understand basic business terminology and concepts;
  3. Information Literacy/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities;
  4. Teamwork - Students will be able to build teams, and motivate subordinates within an organization;
  5. Ethics - Students will be able to understand the four areas of business ethics - social responsibility, corporate governance, ethical decision making and ethical leadership;
  6. Business Tools and Processes - Students will be able to use business tools and processes to support problem analysis and decision-making;
  7. Decision Making - Students will be able to integrate decision making across all business functions to develop effective strategies; and
  8. Satisfaction - Students will exhibit an overall satisfaction of the program, the teaching methods utilized and advising.

Departments