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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Byrum School of Business

We are a fundamentally different business school. Our unique, experiential approach requires ALL of our students to DO business from day one. The Byrum School is Where Business Happens!

Where Business Happens

We have replaced the traditional textbook-lecture-exam based set of courses with a series of experiences that require ALL students to engage with real business problems, people and projects. Our focus is on developing the key skills (i.e. communication, teamwork, problem solving) required for success in the dynamic world of business. Students also gain valuable experience in our program, graduating with at least five high impact learning experiences on their resumes.

 We’ve been preparing students for business using this approach for a few years now, and the business world is noticing differences in Byrum School of Business graduates. Employers regularly comment that our students are more professional, confident and experienced during job interviews and internships. This translates into a very high professional placement rate (98% - Class of 2015) and a growing program. As a result, we are in the process of building a new facility for the Byrum School of Business (opening December 2017) that has been explicitly designed for our hands-on approach to teaching business.

If you are looking for a business school that will teach you about business by having you read textbooks, listen to lectures and take multiple choice exams, then we may not be the best fit. However, if you are interested in learning about business by experiencing it and engaging with the problems and opportunities people in business face, then the Byrum School of Business may be the right place for you.


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*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.