In and Around the COB
Early this January, 13 UMW students took a 3-mile kayak trip across the Hauraki Gulf from Auckland to Rangitoto Island. Hiking to the summit of the island’s volcano, the class watched the sun set over the city in the distance before paddling back under a star-filled sky.
College of Business professor Kashef Majid accompanied students from his First-Year Seminar course entitled Finding Bad to FBI Headquarters in late November. Accounting professor Sayan Sarkar also attended the trip with some of his accounting students. Majid’s course uses economic theories that won their authors the Nobel Prize, and examines what happens when one cannot distinguish between […]
Assistant Professor Kim Gower joined the College of Business faculty this fall and is already inspiring her students. Gower currently teaches two Leadership Theory and Practice (MGMT 425) classes. Each student was asked to commit 15 hours of volunteer time to the organization of their choice. More than 80 students participated and over 1,200 hours […]
Lynne Richardson, dean of the College of Business, and Ken Machande, associate dean, accompanied a group of business students on a fall break trip to New York in October. During the trip, eleven students explored the city and met with several business alums and friends of the college. Upon their arrival, the students enjoyed dinner […]
The College of Business’ Executive-in-Residence, Kyle Ragsdale paired his love of golf with his mind for business to build a sports-marketing career that’s on par with the industry’s best.
“The business field is a rewarding career. Try to relate everything you learn in the classroom to what you may potentially do regarding your profession.”
The annual “Meet the Accounting Firms” event was held Wednesday, September 14 in Woodard Hall, new home of the College of Business. Co-hosted by the College of Business and Career for Career and Professional Development, the yearly event aims to bring together potential employers and current accounting students. Nine firms and organizations from the Fredericksburg […]
“I feel like my time at UMW gave me the underlying foundation that I needed to succeed in the business world. I had professors that took the time to help me develop skills like speaking to audiences, preparing concise reports, and analyzing data.”
The College of Business is thrilled to welcome Rhonda Stills, the new academic advisor for the College of Business. COB: How long have you worked at UMW? RS: Almost 5 years. Prior to joining the College of Business, I worked in the Registrar’s office as the assistant registrar for academic success. COB: What is your […]
The Center for Business Research (CBR) has been established in the College of Business. In partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the CBR will undertake commissioned research projects in support of the business needs of the region. The Center for Business Research will be directed by Dr. Mukesh […]
The College of Business will welcome six guest speakers to Woodard Hall for its new Business Smarts speaker series. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for life beyond the University of Mary Washington. What better way to accomplish this than by learning from experienced business leaders in the community? All seminars will […]
You’re invited to the College of Business What Not to Wear event on Wednesday, March 1 from 7-8:30pm in Chandler Ballroom. See fellow business students model professional attire, get fashion advice for all, learn how to tie a necktie or accessorize professionally with Jane Stratton of Jewelry Jane Premier Designs.Take Jane’s style quiz and she […]
Social and dining etiquette plays an important role in today’s business world. You will use these skills in everything from interviews and business meetings, to networking events and office parties. Many organizations, large and small, conduct their final round interviews in a professional dining setting. The tips you will learn at the etiquette dinner will […]
Welcome spring with food and fun! The Marketing Club will host a cornhole tournament with an AWESOME prize for the winner! If your club or organization is interested in hosting a table at the BBQ please contact Andrea Cordray. When: Wednesday, April 12 from 11:30-1:00pm Where: Woodard Patio