Safa and Austin, masked, have a conversation under the Haworth College of Business stock ticker.

Outperforming the S&P 500 and gaining confidence

Participants in WMU Haworth's Student Managed Investment Fund learned about investment decisions with both the pandemic and election looming, gaining the research skills and other fundamentals necessary for long-term success.

  • Dr. Jennifer Bott, masked, instructs virtual and in-person students in an MBA class, at the Haworth College of Business

    Reimagined MBA program offers students options

    The recent relaunch of the MBA program delivers maximum flexibility for students to craft their MBA experience, providing in-person and HyFlex instruction, credit for experience and courses in areas most in demand for managers: leadership, analytics, negotiation and communication.

    Discover the new flexible MBA

  • Ebenezer Mushooko, sharply dressed, poses at the Haworth College of Business

    Return on investment

    Ebenezer Musookho is closing in on his goal of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst through invaluable experience.

    Find out how

  • Catherine Lemus, marketing major, smiles, in front of a seasonal tree.

    The global go-getter

    From creating a WMU marketing strategy to studying business in Norway, Catherine Lemus has done it all.

    See what’s next for her

  • Tyler Earnst, dressed in a suit jacket, smiles and stands in the Haworth College of Business courtyard.

    A leader in the making

    Tyler Earnst has an unmatched passion for growing as a leader. WMU is helping him get there.

    See how he leads

  • Robert Kaiser, Distinguished Alumni, 2021

    Kaiser honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

    Robert Kaiser is the owner and CEO of Gallagher-Kaiser, a billion-dollar company and global leader in the engineering, procurement and construction of industrial systems, as well as Universal Piping Industries. He is proud to give back to his alma mater as well, making a long-awaited dream of transforming the college's sales lab a reality.

    Meet this 2021 honoree

A student, in a virtual class, interacts with their classmates.

A new recipe for success

Disruption to business is one of the defining characteristics of post-pandemic life. This is especially true for the food industry, which has experienced one of the biggest shifts of all. WMU's first-ever virtual Food Marketing Conference drew more than 1,000 participants to address this topic and more.

Alumni Features

  • ike Doss, stands, in the factory, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

    Mike Doss: Packaged for success

    Tenacity, integrity and the ability to build teams who understand a company's purpose and culture—these elements are key to the work Mike Doss does each day in his role as president and CEO of Graphic Packaging International, a Fortune 500 company.

    Discover his secret to success

  • Aaron Coney, sitting and smiling.

    Hustle matters

    Aaron Coney has helped build strong brands his entire career, now owning his own boutique creative marketing and management company.

    Read his Q&A

  • Katie Montague, sitting and smiling.

    Getting it done

    Katie Montague helps companies in crisis through turnaround and restructuring, addressing challenges and giving them a second chance.

    See her advice

Dr. Doug Lepisto, shakes hands, before the COVID-19 pandemic, at a WMU Haworth event.


New fund affiliated with WMU aims to raise $50M 

Sleeping Giant Capital, a private investment firm affiliated with WMU Haworth, is on its way to raising $50 million with the aim of generating economic, social and educational returns in West Michigan.

Read about their strategy


  • Michael Abdella, WMU Haworth Alumni

    When opportunity knocks

    "I cannot think of a better place to hire world-class talent to engage in exciting business opportunities that make a real impact in people’s lives." Alumnus Michael Abdella, the first individual to acquire a business through the fund, has always known that opportunity is what WMU Haworth is all about.

    Read about the exciting acquisition

  • Todd Mora, sitting in the Sanford Financial Center, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

    WMU Haworth community impact grows amid pandemic

    Though in-person interaction has been dramatically affected by COVID-19 throughout the past year, WMU Haworth has been able to impact hundreds of high school students through two outreach programs: The Financial Reality Fair and the Great Lakes High School Sales Challenge.

    Learn about the outreach programs

Three students, and two faculty members, masked, stand in the WMU Haworth courtyard,


Digital revolution

"The world is becoming more digital by the minute," says Dr. Bidyut Hazarika. That was true before COVID-19—and since the pandemic, every minute counts as organizations shift their digital strategies, business models and customer interactions in ways that may be temporary, permanent or somewhere in between.

Learn more about the digital revolution


  • Dr. Scott Cowley, smiling outside at the Haworth College of Business

    Challenges, optimism and spontaneity in online education

    "I learn new things every week! There are definitely some benefits to teaching online and from home. In a class full of web-based content, there’s an underappreciated liberation in not having to transition back and forth between talking at the front of a classroom and typing on a computer." Dr. Scott Cowley elaborates on online education.

    Read the Q&A with Dr. Scott Cowley

Gold, brown and white balloons from the WMU Haworth, Homecoming car parade.

In the spotlight

National program recognitions, student accolades and faculty honored in a variety of ways—the 2020-21 academic year yielded many high points for WMU Haworth.