Points of pride

Points of pride

  • The integrated supply management program has been ranked as 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.
  • WMU's MBA program relaunched, offering flexible course delivery, credit for relevant experience and skill sets that employers are looking for most in managers.
  • WMU will launch a Master of Science in Finance, expected in fall 2022, that will give candidates the advanced skills necessary to accelerate their careers in computational finance, asset management, investment banking and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sleeping Giant Capital, a private investment firm with ties to the Haworth College of Business, launched a $50 million investment fund to generate economic, social and educational returns in West Michigan by acquiring small businesses.
  • The Greenleaf Trust Scholarship has supported 83 Haworth College of Business students with more than $1.7 million in funds. 
  • WMU recently launched fully online programs in cybersecurity. Offered through the Haworth College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the programs were designed with industry feedback to provide the best cybersecurity education in Michigan and outside the state.
  • WMU’s 55th annual Food Marketing Conference, held virtually in 2021, drew in more than 1,000 participants for the first time in the event’s history.
  • Bronconess, WMU’s student-run wine brand, has raised more than $45,000 in scholarship money to help students attain their educational goals.

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 3,300 students choose to study business at the college each year.
  • 97% of business students feel excited about learning because of their instructors.
  • There were 18,352 student interactions with the Zhang Career Center in 2020.
  • 9 of 10 Business Broncos surveyed within three months of graduation reported they were actively engaged in full-time employment or continuing education.