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When you become part of Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, you join 65,000+ alumni impacting the world. WMU Haworth is the academic home to more than 3,000 undergraduate students majoring in 16 specialized areas. An additional 300 graduate students study accountancy, business administration, business analytics, cybersecurity and finance. The college offers certificate programs in food marketing and supply chain management, among others.

Business-focused experiences that drive learning

When you enroll in one of our 16 undergraduate programs or nine graduate programs, you are making a great choice toward building a career that is professionally and personally fulfilling. We believe that exploration is the best way to teach and have designed many experiences where you can find your passion in business. Our students:

  • Tackle real business issues in courses in all majors.
  • Launch businesses through Starting Gate, the student business accelerator.
  • Manage close to $3 million of WMU Foundation money in the Student Managed Investment Fund.
  • Consult with businesses on issues ranging from strategy, to supply chain, to marketing.
  • Participate in local, regional and national student competitions, testing business skills against the best students in the world.
  • Take a deep dive into topics such as analytics, sustainability, global business, communication, leadership and many others.

Goals and strategies

  • The great thing about WMU Haworth is that students get to choose how to develop their talents with faculty mentors, academic advisors and career development specialists guiding them in the best experiences for their field.

    Dr. Satish Deshpande, dean

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Schneider Hall

The college is housed in Schneider Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. The facility, named for founding dean Dr. Arnold Schneider, is adjacent to the Fetzer Center, forming a unique and outstanding business education complex.

WMU Haworth organization

Advisory councils

Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business advisory council is about connections—connecting with the college, connecting with alumni, connecting with students. 

  • Connections: Council members help to engage fellow alumni in the life of the college through alumni events, recruitment of prospective students and recruitment of talent from the college of business. They also connect the college to valuable resources through their own personal networks.
  • Strategic point of view: The council engages in a number of strategic initiatives. 
  • Fundraising: Members of the council assist in fundraising efforts on behalf of the college by encouraging awareness about the impact of philanthropy as well as the fundraising needs of the college.

Our history, your legacy

Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation—and WMU Haworth is one of them, making it an excellent choice for students seeking quality education that is a good investment of their tuition dollars. WMU Haworth has maintained its AACSB accreditation since 1970 for undergraduate programs and 1981 for its graduate programs. An additional set of standards applies to accounting programs, and WMU Haworth was re-accredited for undergraduate and graduate programs in accountancy. Less than 2% of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation. Learn more about accreditation.

  • Mission: To empower learners to build knowledge and develop skills to make a difference.

  • Vision: To be the unparalleled leader in transformational business education, applied research and community partnerships.

  • Core values: Community-engaged, discovery-driven, equity-centered, learner-focused and sustainability-guided.

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