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Carson College of Business Dean’s Message

Dean's Message

Welcome to the WSU Carson College of Business. I’m proud to share with you the things that make our college the right place to receive an unrivaled business education.

Our values are right for the times. The WSU land-grant mission drives us to provide an education accessible to all whom are able to benefit from it. From undergraduate, to graduate, to post-graduate and executive education, we offer transformative learning experiences that matter. Our faculty researchers develop critical thinking in our students and meaningful insights through their discoveries. We are building partnerships across and beyond WSU, engaging our colleagues in other schools and colleges, as well as the broader business community.

Our nationally ranked programs help students develop marketable skills based on deep understanding and involvement in the world around them. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound within our programs, and students bring distinction to our university and region with their successful business ventures and performance in business plan competitions.

Our college is nationally recognized for our undergraduate international business programs that lead WSU in providing global learning experiences for our students. Through our many study abroad options, and our partnerships with institutions in China, Switzerland, and Tanzania, we offer interested students a transformational international experience while attending the Carson College. These experiences are particularly important in helping students establish a global business mindset that is critical for entering the workforce, especially in Washington state, where our economy is integrally linked to the wider world. Our unique programs help Carson College students establish themselves as global business professionals even before they graduate

Regionally, we’ve made recent investments in our urban campuses in Everett, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, expanding degree programs and opening new avenues to accommodate the needs of today’s business students. Trailblazing ventures into online education have produced award-winning programs that are flexible, relevant, and convenient for working people, without diminishing the value of the on-campus experience.

The success of our students owes much to dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, and members of our boards of advisors, all of whom devote themselves toward developing our students into the global business leaders who will make a positive difference in the world.

Most importantly, the loyalty of our community leaves a deep impression on everyone who learns about us. The “Cougar Nation’s” devotion to WSU provides the platform that will support our continued success that will enable us to make an ever greater difference in the lives of our students and alumni. We’ll make the state a better place to live and work, and make our mark on the world. Go Cougs!

Chip Hunter,
Dean and Professor of Management