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About Our Business School
We work with you to unleash your entrepreneurial potential – whether that potential is used to start your own business or apply innovative approaches to help transform an existing organization. Simply put, we will help you launch your success story. Shenandoah University combines AACSB International accredited programs with rich student-life activities, internships, study-abroad opportunities, mentorship and entrepreneurship experiences, leadership opportunities and fun.
You can personalize your degree in ways you may never have considered, with majors in business administration, economics and finance, entrepreneurship, health care management and sport management as well as concentrations in a variety of professional areas.
College is a place to explore your options and find your passion as you try new things. Take your time and experiment at SU; then when you do decide on a major you’ll make an informed choice that’s right for you.
We’ll prepare you to shine in today’s dynamic global business environment.
Our Master of Business Administration program will educate you to become a successful, principled leader with a global perspective. You’ll graduate with confidence in your ability to solve problems, be an effective communicator and work successfully as an individual or team member.
Our MBA program provides valuable advanced education for managers and leaders working in entrepreneurial enterprises, corporations or governmental agencies. An undergraduate background in business is not required.
When Matthew Hwang graduated from Shenandoah University with a business administration degree in May 2018, he knew he wasn’t going to step into a business-related job. Instead, his eyes were on the skies, anticipating a career as a pilot in the U.S. ... Continue Reading Matthew Hwang ’18 Prepares To…
Miles Davis, Ph.D., dean and professor of management at Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, has been named the 20th president of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Dr. Davis will succeed Thomas L. Hellie, Ph.D., who ... Continue Reading Miles K. Davis Named 20th…
2018 College Football Playoff Championship Game | Atlanta, Georgia
Nine business students, who are also members of the Sport Business Club, worked directly with representatives from the Atlanta Football Host Committee at the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship game, which saw the Alabama ... Continue Reading Photo Album: National Championship Game
They're attorneys and managers, financial advisors and sales executives, working across the nation and around the world. They're confident business leaders who use their Byrd Business education to pursue their passions.
I got a chance to study in the U.S. and had earned an Associate Degree in Science. After learning about all of the subjects, I finally chose to become an accountant. Shenandoah is special because of knowledgeable and helpful professors and welcoming assistants. I like the approach this university takes to my courses.
I think it is very important to ask industry professionals how to network and make yourself marketable when transitioning from school to the workforce. That's why I like the university's Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP). All of the mentors are very reputable and are able to give good tips and advice to students. In the future, I hope to be a LAMP mentor myself. My mentor has truly helped me, and I want to help a future student the way she has helped me.
At Shenandoah I realized very quickly that I could be involved in everything I wanted to take part in. I've taken advantage of all the resources and activities -- such as leading clubs/organizations, going on all the different trips with Student Engagement and mentoring First-Year Seminar classes, all while playing a varsity sport (field hockey). Shenandoah has allowed me to succeed on the field as well as in the classroom and even in the SU community.
“I chose Shenandoah University for the flexibility of the program and because of how highly others spoke of the university. The professors are top notch. They have real-life business experience, and they respect the working professional. They challenged me, and they worked with my schedule.”
I liked the small school feel and how friendly everyone was despite how different they were from me. I'm also on the tennis team, play electric guitar at Abundant Life Church in Stephens City, and have a passion for flight. I anticipate flying jets in the future!
Business today is a global enterprise, and you will offer more value to future employers if you have a study-abroad experience. Visit other cultures and learn different business practices firsthand through a variety of study-abroad opportunities:
As part of a Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business Distinguished Lecture Series event, Floyd Norman spoke about his pioneering work and experience in the world of animation. Norman was hired as the first African-American at Disney in 1956, and he would later be hand-picked by Walt Disney to join the story team on the “Jungle Book.” After Walt Disney’s death, Norman left Disney to start his own company, Vignette Films, Inc., to produce black history films. He and his partners would later work with Hanna Barbera, animate the original “Fat Albert Special,” as well as the titles to “Soul Train.”
The Nonprofit Governance Symposium will be held in Stimpson Auditorium and co-sponsored by Shenandoah University
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, area leaders of local nonprofit organizations are invited to come together to learn how to better navigate the challenges they face.
The Nonprofit Governance Symposium, "Survival: Navigating Changing Times," will be held from ... Continue Reading Symposium To Help Leaders Steer…
Award-winning author Canfield discusses how nonlinear storytelling allows players to choose their own adventures
Award-winning science fiction/fantasy writer and computational linguist Tracy Canfield, author of the new computer game “I, Cyborg,” and whose short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including “Analog,” “Strange Horizons,” ... Continue Reading Science Fiction Writer Lectures on…
Entrepreneur, Author and Media Personality Randi Zuckerberg Serves as Keynote Speaker
Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business will host its 10th Annual Business Symposium on Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall on main campus. The event is open to all members of the local and regional ... Continue Reading Shenandoah University Hosts 10th Annual…
Business Faculty Member Battles Corrosive Aspects of Collegiate Sport Through Role With The Drake Group
Back in 2000, Shenandoah Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Fritz Polite, Ph.D., was a Florida State University graduate student looking to get involved in ... Continue Reading A Polite Defender of Academic…
De’Angelo Wynn ’19 is kind of a neat freak. As a former military man, he likes order and cleanliness. He didn’t grow up around animals and pet hair isn’t his favorite. The last thing he wanted in his ... Continue Reading The Story Of De’Angelo &…
There’s a special bond between Byrd School students and their professors. Students enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who mentor them in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University business education. Students also benefit from our executive-in-residence who works with both professors and students to broaden the student’s focus beyond the classroom.