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Department Life

Contact Management  


West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Management
College of Business and Public Management
Fourth Floor
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2304

Name: Dr. Xiaowei (Linda) Zhu
Position: Department Chair

Name: Dr. Li Lu
Position: Assistant Department Chair

Name: Denise Gonzalez
Position: Department Secretary


Department Life

Upcoming Events

What: Scholastic Achievements Recognition 
Description: The Management Department recognizes students' scholastic achievements annually with the outstanding junior and the outstanding senior awards. During this event, both the junior and the senior students having the highest GPAs and who have declared a major in management or international business are recognized by the Dean of the College of Business and Public Management. 
Time: TBA
Where: TBA

What: Annual Management Recruiting Forum 
Description: This is arranged with the assistance of the Twardowski Career Development Center to acquaint students with pertinent career issues. The annual management recruitment forum brings prospective employers in contact with students. Human resource personnel as well as hiring line managers use the forum to provide useful insights on potential career paths to management majors. Students are advised to contact Dr. Evan Leach by email or by phone at 610-436-2305. 
Time: TBA
Where: TBA


Announcements about department events, and/or other College of Business and Public Management events, will be posted periodically on this page. Check back frequently or call 610-436-2304 to obtain information about dates, venue, etc. For pictures of our events, please visit the CBPM Flickr page.

Find out more about these general WCU Campus Events by clicking the appropriate link:

Student Groups

The Management Department sponsors five student groups: Net Impact, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Pre-Law Society, the West Chester University Human Resources Association (WCUHRA), and Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO). These activities provide members with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, socialize with one another, engage in service projects and network with business and nonprofit professionals.

Net Impact

WCU Net Impact is part of an international organization of business students and professionals who strive to create positive social and environmental change on campus, at work and in the community. WCU Net Impact is one of only six undergraduate chapters in Pennsylvania including University of Pennsylvania, Temple, Penn State, Saint Joe's, Villanova and Marywood. The organization is open to all undergraduate business majors and other majors interested in business.

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Sigma Iota Epsilon

Sigma Iota Epsilon is the Honorary and Professional Fraternity of the Academy of Management. The organization strives to recognize academic excellence and give back to the community. SIE members meet throughout the academic year to plan and execute various fundraisers and community service projects. Membership requirements include a GPA of 3.25 or better, completion of at least 30 credit hours, and acceptance into the management major.

The purpose of SIE is twofold: To encourage and recognize scholastic excellence and to promote cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. The Goals of SIE are: to stimulate interest and achievement in the field of management; to stimulate scholarship in management; to facilitate contacts between students and practicing managers; to recognize persons who have made contributions to the field of management; and to gain recognition of the contribution and value of scholastic achievement in the management discipline.


Pre-Law Society

The purpose of this organization is to provide a valuable educational experience to its members by allowing them to manage an investment portfolio. Through mutual interests, members will learn first-hand about financial markets and investing philosophies, while developing strong teamwork, public speaking, and analytical skills. This experience is facilitated through the fund’s periodic meetings, workshops, and guest speakers.

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West Chester University Human Resources Association

shrmWest Chester University Human Resources Association (WCUHRA) is a student-affiliated chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM. The purpose of the WCUHRA is to provide opportunities for students interested in human resources to connect with other students and HR professionals in the region to learn more about the dynamic field of HR. The group promotes the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.

WCUHRA sponsors two meetings per semester that are open to all students. Membership is free to interested students. However, students who are serious about pursuing a career in HR are strongly encouraged to join the National SHRM as student members.

WCUHRA members can participate in the many HR activities throughout the year, including:

  • Participation in local SHRM chapter meetings

  • Networking opportunities

  • Scholarship opportunities

  • Resume workshops

  • Guest speakers

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) at West Chester University seeks to inform, support and inspire WCU students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. With a diverse entrepreneurial community and global network, CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities and conferences to help start businesses. The highlight of the year is the annual Global Conference hosted each fall. Find out more by vising the Cottrell Center Programs website.





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