Points of Pride

These Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business fast facts offer a glimpse into the pursuits and successes of the college.

Points of pride

  • A student, masked, works on a Bloomberg computer, in the Greenleaf Trust Trading Room.The integrated supply management program has been ranked a top program for undergraduate education for more than a decade by Gartner.
  • An accountancy student received a competitive scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

  • Two human resource management students recently won scholarships from the Society for Excellence in Human Resource Management.
  • The Haworth College of Business has been recognized as a “best business school” by The Princeton Review, citing it as one of the best places to earn an MBA.
  • Students in the Student Managed Investment Fund course manage $2.3 million of WMU Foundation money. Over the last five years, the fund has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by 1.7% annually.
  • Two business students recently received scholarships from the Adcraft Club of Detroit.
  • The college currently has two Fulbright specialists who will be conducting research in business information systems and service learning.
  • WMU has been recognized for 14 years by the Sales Education Foundation as a top sales program.
  • A team of leadership and business strategy students launched Bronconess, a purpose-driven wine. Sold in more than 100 stores, the wine brand has generated $35,000 for business scholarships.

Latest innovations

A student, smiles, in the WMU Haworth courtyard.

  • The Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy is founded on the premise that purpose and profit can be powerfully linked.
  • The Sanford Center for Financial Planning and Wellness serves students and community members by providing an integrated approach to personal finance.
  • The Student Professional Readiness Series program provides students with opportunities to engage in co-curricular experiences. 

  • The Robert S. Kaiser Sales, Negotiation and Leadership Lab prepares sales and business marketing students to be the best in the country.  

Vital Stats

  • K. Lamb, holds her diploma in the WMU Haworth courtyard.More than 3,200 students choose to study business at the college each year.
  • 99% of business students feel excited about learning because of their instructors.
  • There were more than 24,000 student interactions with the Zhang Career Center in 2019.
  • 9 of 10 Business Broncos surveyed within three months of graduation reported they were actively engaged in full-time employment or continuing education.