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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.
Dan Kaseman Brings Business Know-How to Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
Businessman Dan Kaseman is bringing his industry knowledge to the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business as its newest executive in residence.
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Events showcase entrepreneurial thinking, global understanding and ethical practice
Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business and its Institute for Entrepreneurship will host the eighth annual Entrepreneurship Week November 12-15.
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One of the First Universities in the Country and the First in Virginia to Offer an Esports Major
Shenandoah University has positioned itself as one of the nation’s premiere leaders in esports academia with the creation of its new esports major, which will be rolled out in fall 2019.
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Our Graduates Are Everywhere.
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.”
Accomplished Faculty Mentors Make The Difference
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.