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WMU program fast-tracks student ideas to business launch

Starting Gate business  accelerator is open to all WMU sophomore and older undergraduate and all graduate students through a competitive application process where students must demonstrate a promising idea for a product or service, which can be launched within a short period of time

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WMU business professors see signs of economic recovery amid pandemic

COVID-19 upended life as we know it and sent the global economy into a tailspin. Unprecedented business shutdowns halted production in many areas, led to layoffs in others and left supply chains in a lurch. Now five months in, there are signs of hope the U.S. economy is on its way to recovery.

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Business alumna honors Dr. Zack Quraeshi with named scholarship

Reflecting on her own experiences with teaching, mentorship and student success, Dr. Patricia Daugherty B.B.A.'80, MBA'81, recently established an endowed scholarship fund in Dr. Zack Quraeshi’s name that will be awarded to WMU marketing students.

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Apply for Starting Gate

Starting Gate, the student business accelerator, is now accepting applications. Open to all majors, Starting Gate provides student entrepreneurs with access to programming and mentors. Students also have the potential to earn startup funding. Applications are due Sept. 27

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Prepare for a virtual career fair

The Zhang Career Center offers guidance for students getting ready to participate in virtual career fairs. Learn tips for connecting with employers and acing your virtual interviews. 

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New leaders step into interim chair roles

The Haworth College of Business welcomes new leadership in the Department of Accountancy, Department of Management and Department of Marketing. Despite the uncertainty of our current moment, these leaders have a clear vision of where they will take their departments in the future.

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The 30

Do you know an emerging business leader who is a recent alum of Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and is providing thought leadership and innovative perspectives in the business world? Nominate yourself or a friend for the college's digital publication, The 30.

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Virtual information session for cybersecurity

WMU is proud to launch a new fully online undergraduate degree in cybersecurity for fall 2020. You’ll be prepared to prevent data breaches, cyberattacks and online threats. Interactive trainings, real-world projects and security-related certifications will give you the required skills to enter the workforce and land a position boasting one of the highest salaries in the tech field.

Find out if it’s right for you during an information session on Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. RSVP today.

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2020 Business Magazine

During a year where adaptability and innovation have been more important than ever, the Haworth College of Business is proud to share how our students, alumni and faculty address business issues in creative and meaningful ways. The 2020 edition of Business magazine is now exclusively online.