Section Navigation



Business Archive

Appalachian ranks among world leaders in experimental and environmental economics

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has one of the world’s top programs in the fields of experimental economics and environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research.

Walker College of Business featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools”

BOONE—The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools.” This honors the college as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the review.

Banking industry remains plagued by 2008 practices that toppled the nation’s financial sector

BOONE—The problems and practices that toppled the financial sector in 2008 remain in effect today, according to Jim Blaine, president and CEO of the State Employees Credit Union. But those problems have not affected credit unions, which remain locally owned and managed.

McLeod Entrepreneur Summit held Oct. 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—Students and community members interested in owning their own business can learn from the experts during the 11th Carole Moore McLeod Entrepreneur Summit Oct. 3 at Appalachian State University.

State Employees’ Credit Union CEO Jim Blaine to speak Oct. 9 at Appalachian

BOONE—Jim Blaine, president and chief executive officer of the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU), will be the speaker at this year’s fall Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian business faculty and staff honored for excellence

BOONE—Four faculty members and one staff member in Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business have received the 2014 Sywassink Award for Excellence. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, service, research and contributions by a non-tenure track faculty member and a staff member.

Norris named interim dean in Appalachian’s business college

BOONE—Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian’s Walker College of Business to offer sustainable business minor

BOONE—The Department of Management in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University will offer a sustainable business minor to meet a growing demand in industry for businesses to be more environmentally and socially responsible.

Global Opportunities Conference to focus on Cuba

BOONE—The 6th Annual Global Opportunities Conference will present “Cuba Today,” an exploration of the recent economic changes occurring on the island nation, with invited speakers from the University of Havana, Cuba.