Dean's Message

Despite the headwinds in higher education, the School of Business is going strong. We experienced a 14-year high in business enrollment last year and are now the largest undergraduate program at WWU (in student-credit-hours). On average, our seniors continue to score higher than 92% of seniors at over 500 other business schools on the Major Field Test. Students give our professors excellent evaluations, we have a very active internship program, and our placement rates in jobs and graduate schools are strong.

Yet, our greatest satisfaction comes from the accomplishments of our 3000-plus alums who left these humble halls to contribute in amazing ways to their communities, churches, and the wider world. I once watched balloons released at a wedding and was surprised that, despite starting from the same place, they eventually spread out across the sky. Over there was a large group huddled together, the career conventionalists, as I call them. High overhead were some prodigy super-achievers. Scattered here and there were the free-spirited entrepreneurs. As I watched the balloons fill the sky, I thought of our many graduates over my 28 years at WWU who have spread their wings and soared to incredible heights.

A new school year is about to begin. We covet your prayers as we continue the legacy of graduating mission-driven leaders and professionals who use their skills and talents to bless others. They personify WWU’s core values and the School of Business honor code by exhibiting excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, and faith in God,

Bruce Toews, Dean