The Walker School of Business' receipt of ACBSP specialized business
accreditation in 2008 wasn't the end of validating the school's high quality of education. It was the beginning of ensuring that our standards remain high and unwavering. Published just this month in the Research in Higher Education Journal is "Managing the Demands of Accreditation: The impact on global business schools," by Benjamin Akande, Janet Kourik and
Peter Maher. It tells what Webster University has learned from this achievement
and how others may learn from our experience. Read their article "Managing the Demands of Accreditation: The impact on global business schools" from the
Research in Higher Education Journal and "Taking Control: The demands of accreditation" in the WSBT blog.
Internal Strength, External Vigor
We pride ourselves at Webster for providing an academic "best of both worlds" for our students. Yes our classes are small and personal. But the opportunities our international institution provide are huge! Take,for example, Webster University in Jacksonville, Florida where programs mirror the community's need and students take the first step toward advancing their careers. Read about Webster University - Jacksonville in Internal Strength, External Vigor.
Leading From Where They Are
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin wants a Walker School of Business professor to sit on that state's Board of Education. The governor just named Maj. Gen. Lee Baxter (retired) to a four-year term. Baxter, who is president of Signal Mountain Associates, teaches at
Webster University Fort Sill.
In other WSBT appointments, Korn/Ferry International just named Walker School Advisory Board member Chuck Feltz president of its Lominger products business. Feltz, founder of Engage Consulting Group and co-author of "Never By Chance - Aligning People and Strategy Through Intentional Leadership" is also an alumnus of the WSBT.
Following UBS' $2.3 billion trading loss, Bloomberg reporters went to WSBT adjunct professor Jacob Schmidt in London for more on the global financial service company's future.
The U.S. Census Bureau just released some disturbing news. 2011 marks the third year in a row that the nation's poverty rate has increased. The news prompted Dean Benjamin Akande's op/ed They Are The Reason.
The baseball Cardinals' chance to play post-season put dollar signs in the eyes of many St. Louis business leaders. Just how much can a winning team mean financially for a city? Reporters went to WSBT sports economist Pat Rishe.