Cheryl Oliver, Assistant Dean of Online and Graduate Programs: The Carson College of Business at Washington State University has a vision for online learning. It matters so much to us to be able to provide quality business education in an online environment that impacts our region, our states and the world.
Kenneth D. Butterfield, Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Management: In Management 593, we focus in on managing people inside organizations. To be able to implement a plan requires an awful lot of skills in the area of motivating people, understanding teams and teamwork.
Joe Harris, Professor, Department of Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: The way we have our Capstone course set up is unique in that we are asking people to go through the process of actually coming up with a real business idea. But we’re seeing people who are actually putting these ideas to use and we’re excited about that because we think we’re making a difference in people’s lives and in a company’s success.
Cheryl Oliver, Assistant Dean of Online and Graduate Programs: The Carson College of Business has had a longstanding value of providing our students with a global outlook or global perspective. It’s so important to us that our students are able to be culturally competent in a global business environment.
Most recently, our students went to China and Vietnam. They were able to visit a number of companies in both of those countries and to engage with alums that lived in that area.
Touring other companies and seeing the difference in how companies process information, how companies manufacture, how companies market to their specific targets, how companies treat their employees, how employees choose to work with one another, showed them the various similarities and showed them the diversity across our globe.
Joe Harris, Professor, Department of Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship: WSU is well known in the marketplace as a research institution. We have top quality instructors and teachers. All the people that work with me have owned their own businesses, have been consultants.
Darrel Muehling, Professor & Chair, Department of Marketing: WSU tends to have faculty that are excited about what they’re doing and, more importantly, maybe an interest in sharing that knowledge. So I just think it’s very simple. It’s just faculty that care, care about students and want to give them the best possible educational experience they can.