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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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Virtual information session for cybersecurity

WMU is proud to launch a new fully online undergraduate degree in cybersecurity. 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 Monday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. RSVP today.

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Growing a startup and business expertise

For MBA students Ariel Palau and Anezka Viskova-Robertson, plants are a passion, and one they hope to turn into a business that connects with those in the Kalamazoo area.

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Paying it forward

Seniors Dwight Bowman and Alaina Gork found a way to give back while completing internships with Amazon. 

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Social Sustainability: More Critical Than Ever

Join the Haworth College of Business for a virtual discussion about social sustainability initiatives, how a social mission is good for communities and businesses, and cases of social sustainability in action in West Michigan. Presenters will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses and social sustainability initiatives. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, noon to 1 p.m. 

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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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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.