COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
& PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
Welcome to the College of Business and Public Management! We offer academic programs that feature small classes, excellent internship opportunities, and highly qualified faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and a wide range of research interests. We strive to prepare students for diverse careers in multiple fields through focusing on academic innovation, globalization, sustainability, and community partnerships while being impactful, inspiring, interdisciplinary, innovative, and inclusive.
The College of Business and Public Management employs over 150 faculty, offering nine undergraduate degrees, 16 undergraduate minors and seven graduate programs organized into seven departments. Our School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the global accrediting body for schools of business, and the Master of Public Administration is accredited by NASPAA. The college is also a committed to incorporating social responsibility into its curriculum and is a signatory school of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
The College of Business and Public Management offers courses and supports programs at two additional locations: West Chester University’s Center City campus in Philadelphia and Delaware County Community College.
The college also houses the Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis, the Center for Newcomer Onboarding, and the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, and is affiliated with the Center for Social and Economic Policy Research.
The mission of the College of Business and Public Management is to provide high quality - high value education through excellence in teaching and scholarship, community engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experiential learning.
To be a leader in higher education by creating and sharing knowledge in an innovative, inclusive, and collaborative learning-centered environment to equip students to face local, national and global challenges.
AACSB International Accredited - "AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation in known worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn."
NASPAA Accredited - "NASPAA accreditation supports program improvement and student learning outcomes by requiring programs to demonstrate their contributions to advancing the knowledge, research, and practice of public service. At a NASPAA-accredited program, it is essential for faculty members to produce research and engage in service activities, appropriate to the mission of the program…NASPAA accreditation is an external stamp of program quality respected at the level of the university. An accredited program is typical a highly valued component of the institution."
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Scholarships are critical to the university's ability to attract talented students and ensure access to those with financial need. In fact, nearly two thirds of WCU's students depend on financial aid to help them achieve their educational dreams.
As a result, the university is grateful to generous donors who provide scholarship funds and endowments that make student success possible. Last year, over 400 merit and need-based scholarships created and maintained through private donations generated more than $750,000 of student financial aid.