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College of Business and Public Management

School of Business

Contact College of Business and Public Management  

College of Business and Public Management

Dean's Office

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



Name: Dr. Evan Leach
Position: Interim Dean

Name: Dr. Lisa M. Calvano
Position: Interim Associate Dean

Name: Dr. Lori Fuller
Position: Faculty Associate to the Dean

Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs

Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean

Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communications and Impact Coordinator

Name: Julie Ferris
Position: Administrative Assistant


School of

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 #85 in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the Best Online MBA Programs for 2018.

Mission Statement

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.


Learning Goals


Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, and/or Marketing will:

  1. Acquire foundational and major-specific business knowledge.
  2. Use critical thinking and quantitative reasoning to analyze business issues.
  3. Communicate effectively in oral presentations and business writing.
  4. Make decisions with an ethical mindset.  
  5. Attain a global perspective on business.


Students who graduate with an Master of Business Administration degree will:

  1. Acquire advanced discipline-specific knowledge of key business disciplines.  
  2. Use critical thinking to make sound business decisions.
  3. Apply advanced quantitative methods and business analytics to solve business problems.
  4. Be ethical leaders in their organizations.  

Students who graduate with a Master of Human Resource Management degree will:

  1. Acquire advanced discipline-specific knowledge of key HR functions.
  2. Use critical thinking and analysis to make sound HR decisions.   
  3. Be able to lead in a rapidly-changing business environment.  
  4. Understand the ethical and social dimensions of HR.
  5. Gain expertise making HR decisions in a global and diverse work environment.