Kavanagh encourages current students to "never be afraid to reach out to the W&L network."
Business Administration Archive (248 Stories)
The professor of business administration shared his thoughts on ChatGPT and what AI means for higher education.
Moran is inspired by W&L’s values and commitment to liberal arts education.
New members will serve a six-year term supporting Dean Rob Straughan and the school’s faculty members.
Professors Emily Landry and Jim Casey both spoke at the workshop held in Havana.
Community-Based Learning’s collaborations this fall offered students an opportunity to deepen community connections.
This fall, Washington and Lee Student Consulting tackled a new project for a local business with a sustainability focus.
Collin Frazey ’23 spent his summer working for Meta's intellectual property team in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Cleveland is working as a trip leader for an active travel company in Alaska this summer, and she plans to work in Europe this fall.
Kayla Monaghan ’24 is collaborating on a Summer Research Scholars (SRS) project to enhance resources available through Leyburn Library.
After a successful summer internship in 2021, W&L's Rett Daugbjerg '22 is now working for JLL's Capital Markets group in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kristen Xu ’22 worked diligently during her time at W&L to accomplish her dream of working with a beauty company after graduation. Currently, she is a global marketing coordinator at NARS Cosmetics in New York.
Eric Bazile '25 is interning with the Austin Greater Chamber of Commerce through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP).
Sheridan, a business administration and studio art major, will be joining the wealth management team at UBS in New York City.
The Williams School congratulates the Class of 2022 graduates who received awards and honors for academic excellence during their time at W&L.
Addison has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Uruguay, where she will teach English to primary or secondary school students and serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States.
Keeley will live in a German community for one academic year to teach English to students in a local school.
Capt. Connor Smithson ’13 channels his creative energies into his small woodworking shop specializing in custom flags, plaques and furniture pieces.
The professor of business administration emeritus taught at W&L from 1974 - 1999.
The spring event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 on campus.
Through her coaching business, Shana Horrigan ’91 works with clients of all ages, in the U.S. and across the globe, who feel they are at a turning point in their lives.
In addition to pursuing a double major at Washington and Lee, Jackson Hotchkiss ’24 is a competitive cycler who just placed fourth in his age group in a national cycling championship.
The article examines the impact of a stronger intellectual property rights (IPR) regime through the adoption of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on innovation by Indian firms in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.
Assistant Professor Lingshu Hu joined the Business Administration Department in September 2021.
Andi Coulter joined the Business Administration department as a visiting assistant professor in fall 2021.
The study showed that highly attractive job-seekers tend to feel more powerful than other candidates, but one simple exercise can level the playing field.
The assistant professor of business administration combines philosophy and finance to examine organizational behavior in all kinds of business settings.
In a shifting media landscape, Ted Williams ’07 and Mike Allen ’86 are focused on reigniting local journalism through a new business venture.
Campbell has won a Gilman Scholarship to do an internship in Barcelona, Spain.
The faculty and staff of the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics congratulate our 2021 graduates who have received awards and honors for academic excellence during their time at W&L.
Young alumnus Alden Schade shares why he gives back to W&L.
W&L seniors Will Gentry and Gray Carlton started Lexington Harvest Haul to deliver local food to consumers. They’re now looking to sell the successful business before they leave Lexington after graduation.
The program offers participants the opportunity to work in France for seven months, teaching English to French students of all ages.
In 2020, Julie Youngman introduced significant programmatic and curricular development in W&L’s new interdisciplinary program on Law, Justice and Society.
Poppenberg has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina starting in March 2022.
Professor Thakur-Wernz published a paper in the International Journal of Emerging Markets.
Sundie teaches marketing courses at W&L, including Marketing Management.
The Entrepreneurship Summit will take place online on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2–3.
Professor Thakur-Wernz joined W&L in July 2020 as an assistant professor of strategy and international business. She has taught courses in strategic management, international business, and international management.
Adam L. Schwartz, a long-time resident of Lexington, VA, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2020.
Fifteen W&L faculty members and two alumnae have signed on to help teach a Fall Term course that will cover multiple aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Spring Term courses aim to provide innovative, one-of-a-kind educational experiences to W&L students. Online instruction during COVID-19 led to many new opportunities.
Internship and Study Semester in Asia-Pacific student Sam Smiley '21 reminisces about his stay in Singapore, which was cut short because of COVID-19.
Gavin Fox answers questions about the value of grocery credit card programs.
Temi Adeyanju '21 describes her many adventures in Australia during her Internship and Study Semester in Asia-Pacific.
Annie Echols '21 explores some surprising similarities between Sydney and Lexington while in Australia for the Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific program.
Foster Friedman '21 discusses the highlights of his experience with the Internship and Study Semester in Asia Pacific Program.
As director of operations for Mock Con 2020, Kylie Piotte '21 puts her event-planning skills to the test and finds her fit at W&L.
Whether he's on the football field or in the Mock Con war room, Kyle Perel '20 never forgets about the importance of teamwork and adaptable leadership.
As general chair for Mock Con 2020, Jimmy Fleck '20 uses his political knowledge and business skills to lead a team of stand-out students toward a historic moment.
The title of Schatten’s article is “Prison: Where Undergrads and Inmates Take Classes Together.”
Attendees will discover the technology, insights and trends shaping the future of data and analytics.
In the article, Lind discusses the unique education students receive at W&L.
In the article, Bassiouny answered common questions about foreign transactions and credit card fees.
As a recipient of this award, Gilbert was recognized at the 2019 SIOP Annual Conference at the National Harbor in Fort Washington, Maryland, in April.
Jack Huffard '90 talks about the actionable insights he has gained from the Entrepreneurship Summit (Sept. 27-28) and the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur.
n the podcast, Schatten and Dudley discuss organizational culture and values.
Wenle Mu '20 describes a typical week of living in Australia as a student in the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program.
Zander Kieu highlights his first three months in Sydney as part of the Sydney Study Abroad and Internship Program.
The new minor combines a liberal arts education with rigorous business training.
Our favorite term is well underway! Here is a glimpse inside some of the many fascinating courses being taught off-campus this year.
Six student teams, selected from 11 semi-finalist teams, participated in the annual W&L Business Plan Competition finals on Saturday, April 6. The teams took home a total of $7,000 in cash prizes.
Tsvetkova will be working at Robert Bosch GmbH a large multinational engineering and electronics company.
CBYX is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State.
Agrippina has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain.
Chad Ballard III ’06 cultivates a sustainable crop that also nurtures the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Jeff Schatten, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, said he launched the podcast in part because of student input.
Claire Mackin '20 shares her experiences in Sydney as part of the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program.
As part of the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program, Mariam Samuel '20 is taking courses at the University of Sydney and interning at Wheatley Wealth Management.
A market research project generated by W&L students is helping a Danish company to align its initiatives with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Stephanie Lind ’92 is on a mission to change the way people think about and eat meat.
Ben Capouya '20 interviews Victoria Kumpuris Brown '98 about her career in food policy and health at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Whether he's working with the Williams Investment Society or playing jazz guitar, Joe Wen '19 makes the most of his W&L experience.
The event will focus on how data is shaping sports, entertainment, and healthcare.
Payne joined the W&L Board of Trustees on October 5.
Jesse Evans '20 spent his summer ensuring that this year's summit, which took place Sept. 21-22, would be a success.
A philanthropic twist on AirBnB, W&L's Habitat Hotel raises thousands for much-needed affordable housing in Rockbridge.
Caroline Schmidt '13 volunteered for the Red Cross during 2017's horrific hurricane season.
Gonz Ferrero ’04 and Lenny Enkhbold ’17 blend their shared concern for the environment with a dash of business savvy to promote eco-friendly outdoor wear.
The Darrold and Kay Cannan Associate Term Professor of Business Administration studies what she calls “the intersection of business and the natural environment.” She arrived at that spot after studying engineering, management, business — and philosophy.
W&L students Graham Novak '19 and Mourad Berrached '20 won a $15,000 prize at the 2018 Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Students in the Cape Town Summer Internship Program gain professional experience and a better understanding of South Africa’s culture.
During a four-week internship with Enact Sustainable Strategies in Stockholm, Julia Carullo '20 has been inspired by Sweden's dedication to sustainability in business practices.
Danielle Spickard '19 is taking full advantage of what the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program has to offer.
The summit will take place Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. Alumni registration is now open.
Elizabeth Oliver will assume the role of associate dean beginning July 1.
While studying in Sydney, Bradley Callaham '19 interns at LINK, the world’s largest international business brokerage firm.
DeVogt taught at W&L from 1962 to 2000.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Soon Ho spends his days in Australia studying at the University of Sydney and interning at Greencross Limited, Australia's largest pet care company.
Students enrolled in Dr. Shay’s BUS 399 Entrepreneurship capstone course took home a total of $11,000 in cash prizes.
As a first-year student at W&L, Jane Chiavelli '18 had no idea that she would face a huge challenge — and come out of it with strong leadership skills.
Teresa Aires Rodrigues is spending her winter term in Sydney, Australia.
Her talk is titled "Does it Make Sense to Blame Corporations?"
Hermione Wang '18 has spent so much time in Lenfest that people jokingly ask her if she lives there. Her job? Making sure that the show always goes on.
The VP of global brand communications for adidas delivered the keynote address at a daylong advertising and marketing conference full of networking opportunities for students.
Laura Gottschalk moved from Lexington to Arlington to intern at EY during the Winter Term.
Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economy.
Skyler T. Zunk ’19 was an intern at the White House's Office of Political Affairs.
Kathryn E. Young '19 got a Reynolds Business Scholarship that allowed her to intern at her hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Kate Donnelly ’11 is using her education and Shepherd experiences to improve her local community.
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship will allow Spiezio to attend the American University in Dubai during Winter Term 2018.
Lee Sommerfeldt '18 found a home away from home in a honky-tonk in the heart of Tokyo.
An internship at Warner Music Group in Nashville allowed Mary-Michael Teel '18 to marry her two loves: music and communications.
Julia Kaczmar '19 spent a summer in New York City, learning the logistics of the latest fashions.
Mandy Witherspoon ’18 combined her love of art with her expertise in business at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Caroline Rivers test drove her Spanish—and her courage in unfamiliar environments—during a summer teaching gig in Argentina.
DataCon, a new event for students, will highlight the impacts of data analytics, big data and statistical computing.
Soon Ho Kwon '17 and Claire Meyers '18 spent the summer looking at how Corporate Social Responsibility plays a role in the bottom line.
Jeff Schatten explains the best places to flip houses in 2017.
Julia Poppenberg '19 spent the summer as a translator in Guatemala, helping doctors and patients alike and learning to "talk strong."
Stephen Mitchell '17 credits students, alumni, and W&L academics for helping him to find the right career path.
Steven Yeung '17 has been in classrooms from Lexington to Ghana to Shanghai and back — and now plans to run a classroom in Japan.
Dashiell Dericks ’18 and Jesse Evans ’20 are selling saplings grown from Colonnade oak trees in a new business that marries Dericks' love of silviculture and his fondness for W&L.
Three student teams took home a total of $7,000 in W&L's annual Business Plan Competition.
Whether they were doing service work in Birmingham, touring firms in NYC, or climbing an ice-encrusted mountain in New Hampshire, Washington and Lee students made the most of Washington Break.
Karishma Patel '18 loves finding the intersections of technology and business - while studying abroad in Madrid.
Logan Bartlett '10 makes the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for venture capitalism.
Meet Harry Lustig ‘17, a scholar-explorer who’s hiked everywhere from the Blue Ridge to Alaska.
Sandra Reiter, associate professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, will give a talk on Feb. 15 as part of W&L’s Roger Mudd Center for Ethics Markets and Morals series.
Meet Carley Sambrook, a senior who has the know-how to explore her dream thanks to the Fashion Career Trip to New York.
“Streaming Wars and the Future of Music” will be the topic of John Donaldson’s address when he speaks at W&L Nov. 15.
Stephen Lind talks about Charlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin on The Academic Minute.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Prakhar Naithani '17 conducts research at North Carolina State University's Forestry Biomaterials Department.
Business administration and philosophy major Gordon McAlister '17 interns on the tech team at Sands Capital Management in Washington, D.C.
Co-directors of W&L Student Consulting keep their teams organized to deliver for the client.
Myrna Barrera-Torres '15 in Vina del Mar, Chile, and Rome, Italy.
"Good and bad things will happen when you take risks and leave what's comfortable, but I promise it's worth it."
"The one thing that will set you apart and help define you is how you cope with the challenges you face, learn from them and move on."
Recipients of W&L's Certificate of International Immersion reflect on their experiences abroad.
Austin Eisenhofer is a business administration major and captain of the varsity football team. A lifelong racing fan, he spent the summer working for Penske Racing, Inc. as an athletics and team management intern.
Patrick O'Connor is a business administration major with a minor in education policy from Richmond, Va. A member of the Class of 2015, he is a member of the varsity basketball team, a first-year resident advisor and a Burish intern.
New business law professor hopes to teach students to be better negotiators.
"I've learned a diverse set of capabilities that has aided my transformation from a curious girl with a knack for business into a cognizant, concerned businesswoman aware of the challenges of this complex world."
Accounting and Business Administration major lends her planning skills to the annual Souper Bowl benefit for the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program.
Rising senior Steven Yeung was one of the youngest members of the Virginia delegation — and one of the youngest delegates nationwide — at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Mike Wilner '13 is on the fast track as a young entrepreneur.
Advertising Operations and Ad Research Intern at Hulu.
Modern Professional Presentations is Not Your Average Public Speaking Class.
Haley Miller '16, a lifelong lover of sports, works as a marketing intern for Adidas.
Intern at Grow Marketing in San Francisco.
"A liberal arts education hones transferable skills."
Business administration and art history major Colton Klein '15 interns at Sotheby's headquarters in New York City.
"College is a time to both explore uncharted territory and to further your interests."
"Washington and Lee has been the happy intersection of the qualities I desired in a large and small school."
Business Administration and Romance Languages Major Carley Sambrook '17 Interns for Michael Kors.
Business Administration Professor Presents Research at Comic-Con.
Art history and business administration major Sarah Wagner interns in the public relations department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
"For me, W&L is limitless. This is a community that supports, and even encourages, its members to identify and pursue multiple passions."
Business administration and art history major Sarah Williamson '18 interns in the finance department at the Guggenheim.
The return of students in the fall elicits mixed emotions. We feel the absence of those who have moved on even as we welcome the fresh and eager, first-year (FY) students.
Scott Hoover, A. Stevens Miles Professor of Banking and Finance at Washington and Lee University, discusses the dos and don'ts of flipping houses in WalletHub.
Lee Sommerfeldt, from Sealy, Texas, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has received a Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan and a Morgan Stanley Scholarship. He will be studying at International Christian University (I.C.U.) in Tokyo during the 2016-17 academic year.
Ever wonder how much BBQ Americans consume on Independence Day? According to a feature on WalletHub, “Ask the Experts: Celebrating Independence the Right Way,” it’s around 900 million lbs.
Erika Hagberg ’97 builds relationships with customers as head of food and beverage advertising for Google.
Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor organization for financial information students and professionals, was formally installed at Washington and Lee University and received its charter as the Mu Nu chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at its banquet on March 29.
Viet Linh “Chris” Tran ’17 has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant that will allow him to establish a music program for blind students in his home city of Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Birmingham Business Journal has named Bill Fox '05 and Bebe Goodrich '07 to its 40 Under 40 list for 2016.
Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and communication, will talk about his new book “A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz” (2015) on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Book Nook in Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library.
Washington and Lee's inaugural Real Estate Forum, set to take place in Washington, D.C. on May 5-6, 2016, is now open for registration. The forum is for alumni working in the real estate industry and will feature networking sessions, panel discussions and a luncheon keynote address. A reception will take place on Thursday evening and […]
Stephen J. Lind, assistant professor of business administration and an expert in the intersection of religion and the entertainment industry, published a guest column in The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 21 on the lasting impact of the television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Five seniors, Andrew Head, Payson Miller, Jerry Qiu, Michael Stovall and Xiaoxiang Yang, have received scholarships to study for level one of the exam to become a chartered financial analyst (CFA). As a university recognized by the CFA Institute, Washington and Lee can offer up to five scholarships a year to reduce the exam price […]
The Williams Investment Society has named its 2016 directors. Noah Henderson ’17 will serve as the Society’s executive director. Cody Solomon ’17 and Finn Barrett ’17 will serve as associate directors. Henderson is a business administration and Chinese double major from Greenwich, Conn. Solomon is an accounting and business administration major from Atlanta, Ga. and […]
The Williams School has launched a campus-wide book club for students, faculty and staff who want to bridge business, science and the liberal arts by coming together to read books on some of today’s most urgent topics. Discussion groups meet twice during the winter term, and the program culminates with a public lecture by the […]
The Williams School has appointed Jenna Faude ’16 and Natania Greenspan ’16 to serve as directors of this year’s AdLib Conference, which is scheduled to take place Mar. 10-11, 2016. Faude is a strategic communications major from Sandpoint, Idaho. She spent last summer interning at Rawle Murdy Associates, an integrated branding agency in Charleston, South […]
"I have been given incredible opportunities to embrace all that W&L has to offer."
"The most important thing I have learned is how to be myself."
The Williams School announces five new tenure-track faculty and four visiting appointments for the 2015-16 academic year. The following faculty members have been appointed to tenure-track roles: Elicia Cowins, Assistant Professor of Accounting Cowins received her Ph.D. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was previously a […]
The J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University announced that the keynote address for its fourth annual Entrepreneurship Summit will be given by Stephen Denny, marketing consultant and the author of “Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple the Goliath In Your Industry.” Denny’s keynote will be on Sept. 26 at 5:45 […]
Heather Mangrum '92 uses her background in journalism and business to make an impact in the nonprofit sector.
Registration is now open for Washington and Lee University’s 2015 Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by the Williams School’s Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship. The Summit will take place Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26 and is open to all alumni, students and friends of the university. Attending the Summit is free but all attendees must register […]
Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas, both first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.
Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.
Larry McDonald, a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the years leading up to its collapse, will give a talk, “21st Century Wall Street: Is It Different This Time?” at 5 p.m. on Thurs., May 14 in Huntley Hall 327 on Washington and Lee University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. […]
Al Organ '15, an accounting and business administration major and philosophy minor, will publish an article in the journal "Business Horizons" this summer. Organ worked with Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting and newly appointed associate dean of the Williams School, on an independent study that looked at tax incentives for businesses. The pair used […]
Paths converge for two alumnae supporting female-led start-up companies through angel investment partnership.
Shelbi Hendricks '16 and Inga Wells '16 have been named the new executive directors of Washington and Lee Student Consulting. Student Consulting provides pro bono consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition will take place this Saturday, April 11, in the Hillel House multipurpose room. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., with presentations beginning at 8 a.m. The Business Plan Competition was launched in 2010 by Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Jeffrey Shay and is one of the […]
Raquel Alexander, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been named the next associate dean of the Williams School.
At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. '17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award.
Jeffrey Shay, Johnson Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University, was honored with the Western Academy of Management's Joan G. Dahl President's Award at the group's annual conference in Kauai, Hawai'i on March 13, 2015.
Washington and Lee University will host its second annual Social Entrepreneurship Summit on March 27 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Hillel House Multipurpose room.
Leland Miller '98, CEO of China Beige Book International, will give a talk, "Demystifying China's Economy in 2015," at 7:30 p.m. on Mar. 10 in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free and open to the public. Investors and policymakers obsess over the growth of China's economy, but what is actually happening across regions and sectors […]
Washington and Lee University will host its fourth annual AdLib Conference on Feb. 12-13, 2015. The conference brings alumni who work in advertising, marketing and public relations together with students interested in careers in those industries.
The Williams Investment Society has named its 2015 directors. James Emanuelson '16 will serve as the Society's executive director. Kiril Krendov '16 and Brian Krouskos '16 will serve as directors.
Ed Soule, an associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, will give the keynote lecture at Washington and Lee's first Business Ethics Institute. The lecture will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium.
W&L's Stephen Lind appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, Dec. 1, to discuss television's top holiday specials and why they're so enduring.
Matthew Kordonowy, a junior business administration major at Washington and Lee University, was awarded a $15,000 grant by the venture capital fund Entrepreneurs of New York this summer.
Rob Straughan, an expert on corporate social responsibility, is quoted in two recent articles in The International Business Times on the new push by major food companies to address shortfalls in their corporate social responsibility, sustainability/environmental and organic/natural programs and offerings.
Shelbi Hendricks '16, didn't go directly home after she completed her six-week London internship. The business administration and psychology double major from Louisville, Kentucky flew to New York City to participate in the McKinsey & Company Women's Undergraduate Summit, which was held July 26.
It's not unusual for Washington and Lee students to keep in touch with their favorite professors after they graduate. But what they really love—no matter how long their students have been out of school—is being asked for advice.
Bailey Ewing '15 will be the first to tell you that she's a huge fan of structure. So it wasn't a big surprise when the Dallas, Texas native took her first accounting class with Professor Afshad Irani and fell in love with the discipline.
Business administration professor Denny Garvis has long been interested in the processes that govern boards. His research into the corporate governance of publicly held companies has shown that, while board governance has little impact on the performance of large companies, strong boards can make a big difference to small firms.
The Williams School's J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship hosted its first Social Entrepreneurship Summit on May 2.
Dillon Myers, a Washington and Lee University senior from Foxborough, Mass., has been selected as a Venture for America Fellow.
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students' proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study.
George Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, will be a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Fall 2014.
Washington and Lee's Ad Class, taught by business administration professor Amanda Bower, earned a third-place finish at the District 3 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The event was held in Raleigh on April 4.
AdClass students at Washington and Lee University are giving the makeup industry a taste of its own medicine at the district level of the National Student Advertising Competition on April 4 in Raleigh, N.C.
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
Washington and Lee welcomed alumni from the advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing research and social media industries for the third AdLib Conference on March 6 and 7. The goal of the annual conference is to introduce students from all majors to creative careers that they may not have considered, and to teach them how their W&L education prepares them for life after graduation.
George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in Washington and Lee's Williams School, spent time in Singapore this past November, leading two executive seminars for the Singapore Institute of Management. He's been conducting seminars there since 1996.
Students at Washington and Lee University taking the new course Modern Professional Communication could be forgiven for being a bit nervous, since surveys routinely show that public speaking is one of the top three fears for adults (along with death and spiders).
Students in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University can now receive scholarships from the University to study for the exam to become a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
That's Washington and Lee alumnus Andrew Keller staring out from this week's cover of Adweek magazine, and the tagline for the story is "CP+B (And K)."
Chair honors the memory of a 1972 Washington and Lee alumnus and is designed to support "an exceptional undergraduate teacher and a distinguished scholar."
A business plan to provide diabetics with a better way to manage their disease by using smart phone technology won Washington and Lee University's third annual Business Plan Competition.
Robert Ballenger, professor of business administration and a specialist in e-commerce issues, discussed the Marketplace Fairness Act in an interview with WDBJ-TV in Roanoke on May 14, 2013.
Robert Ballenger, a Washington and Lee professor of business administration who specializes in e-commerce, explores the Marketplace Fairness Act.
Washington and Lee junior Christian Martine has been award a VFIC/Norfolk Southern Scholarship.
William Connor Smithson, of Cary, N.C., is the latest recipient of the Captain Jay W. Stull Memorial Award at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were named the Generals of the Month for April.
Washington and Lee's student investment group, the Wiliams Investment Society, aims to pick winners for the University's endowment.
An experimental classroom at Washington and Lee puts the professor in the middle, rather than at the front.
Washington and Lee University seniors Connor Smithson and Bethany Reynolds will be recognized as General of the Month for February.
Washington and Lee professors George Kester and Scott Hoover have authored a new study on the Super Bowl predictor's performance compared with 99 professionally managed mutual funds.
An opinion piece by Washington and Lee business administration professor David Touve on MOOCs (massive open online courses) currently appears on the Huffington Post.
Washington and Lee English professor Lesley Wheeler and two W&L seniors served as guest editors of a special edition of "Shenandoah."
Remember when your ability to hear your favorite song on the radio depended on either the disc jockey's decision to play that tune or your ability to reach the request line? For the millions who use such pure-play radio sites as Pandora, the DJ has been replaced by an algorithm and the request line has […]
Washington and Lee's young entrepreneurship program brought practicing professionals to campus for summit to share their lessons with students.
Does a stock’s price chart tell us anything about how that stock will trade in the future? A paper co-authored by Adam Schwartz, a Washington and Lee University business administration professor, aims to answer that and other questions.
A new course introduces Washington and Lee students to social entrepreneurship...and asks them to change the world.
Washington and Lee University junior Haiying (Christy) Cui has examined how business report their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Joseph Goldsten, the Mamie Fox Twyman Martel Professor of Management Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lexington. He was 83.
Contrary to economic research that suggested tougher return policies, a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Marketing strongly recommends a policy of universal free product returns for online and distant retailers.
With Washington and Lee University exploring ways to reimagine international education, three members of the W&L faculty recently traveled to Greenland to investigate possible connections there for internships, student projects and spring term abroad courses.
Adam Schwartz, the Lawrence Term Professor of Business Administration, offers his views on Facebook's IPO and the future of the stock.
The development and marketing of shoe insoles with GPS tracking devices as a way to monitor the location of children or Alzheimer's patients won Washington and Lee University's second annual Business Plan Competition.
George Kester, the Martel Professor of Finance in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics at Washington and Lee University, recently returned from teaching a workshop on the case method of teaching at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in China.
Washington and Lee University has promoted eight members of its faculty to full professor, while granting tenure to 14 faculty members who were promoted to associate professor.
Students in a Washington and Lee University Spring Term course on computer forensics learned about the tools and methods used by law enforcement when investigating cybercrimes, how to perform computer-related crime investigations, and the recovery and analysis of digital evidence.
Renee M. Pratt, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been awarded a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship grant to conduct research in Potsdam, Germany, during the winter term of the 2012-13 academic year.
Washington and Lee University seniors Ashna Sharan and Joey Brown will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, March 21, at 12 noon in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
As far as Washington and Lee University business administration professor Amanda Bower is concerned, a liberal arts education provides the very best preparation for a career in advertising and its related fields. To prove her point, Bower is bringing about a dozen Washington and Lee alumni who are currently working in advertising and marketing back […]
Washington and Lee University seniors Bobby Rutherford and Caitlin Edgar will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture on energy at W&L on Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Elrod Commons.
The Internet is being disrupted today as several of the major websites, including Wikipedia and BoingBoing, have essentially gone on strike to protest anti-piracy legislation that Congress is considering. Other sites, like Google, are making their protest known by graphically blacking out the name. Washington and Lee University business administration professor David Touve, who created […]
Businesses targeting college students and young professionals figured prominently among the business plans presented at the fall semi-final round of Washington and Lee University's Business Plan Competition (BPC). Teams of W&L seniors presented their ideas to a panel of judges, mostly University alumni, with experience as entrepreneurs, in private equity or venture capital. The students’ […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University finance professor Scott Hoover appeared in the Nov. 27, 2011, editions of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here with permission. By Scott Hoover Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state […]
When Lynn Symansky talked to the W&L alumni magazine back in 2005, she described her passion for what she called “an extreme sport” — the equestrian pursuit known as eventing. That passion has led the 2005 graduate of Washington and Lee University to a berth on the U.S. eventing team that’s competing this weekend in […]
To Washington and Lee University marketing professor Amanda Bower, October means two things: the arrival of Christmas catalogues in the mail and the predominance of pink. "Everybody looks around at all the pink — from batteries to the White House — and wonders what is this and does it work," said Bower, referring to the […]
Michael Blake, associate professor of philosophy and public policy at the University of Washington, will give a lecture on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall 327 at Washington and Lee University. The title of his talk, which is free and open to the public, is “Equality without Documents: Political Justice and the […]
George Kester, Martel Professor of Finance at Washington and Lee, received a Financial Education Association 2011 Conference Competitive Paper Award for his paper, “Reflections on Thirty Years of Using the Case Method to Teach Finance,” which he presented at the conference. In this paper, which will be published in Advances in Financial Education, he discusses […]
Adam Schwartz, the Lawrence Term Associate Professor of Business Administration in Washington and Lee’s Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has been credentialed as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He took three levels of exams over an 18-month period to achieve the CFA, a self-study program for people interested in learning more about investments. […]
Jeff Shay, the Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s Virginia Insight show on Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss key lessons for small business success. An entrepreneur himself in his early 20s, Jeff has more than 20 years of consulting experience through his company, Shay Consulting International. […]
Washington and Lee University business administration professor David Touve discussed the concept of "wicked problems," the subject of his recent Spring Term course, on WMRA radio's Virginia Insight program on July 7, 2011. In his description of the course, Touve wrote: "Simply put, the purpose of this course is to find a few ways and […]