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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
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  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
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Business

We are a community committed to preparing students to be active and engaged citizens who are exceptionally well qualified leaders for success in a global competitive marketplace.

Nothing in the business world operates in a vacuum. The same can be said for our business curriculum, which prepares students to understand the interrelations of business systems, an incredible advantage over students from other schools.

Constant innovation is our hallmark. More than 90 companies visit our campus each year, while more than 600 companies recruit for full-time positions through a job board. Bloomberg Businessweek consistently gives us a job placement grade of A or better.

Our students learn to excel in group work because we know that employers demand it.

What do our business students expect? Academic rigor, team projects, class presentations, priority on information technology, a supportive infrastructure. And a successful future.

A student presents at JMU's Venture Creation Business Plan Competition.

Highlights

The Capital Markets Lab gives undergraduates real-time access to financial data and information technology.
  • The College of Business is among the top 5% of business schools in the United States. It has been consistently highly ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Our COB job placement rate is about 90 percent during the past decade.
  • JMU's Capital Markets Lab, made possible by a generous gift from Enrico S. Gaglioti ('94), prepares students for Wall Street via access to real-time financial data and information technology.
  • JMU's quantitative finance program is one of the few financial engineering programs in the country available to undergraduate students.
  • The computer information systems program was listed by TechRepublic as one of the Top Ten Undergraduate Programs in Information Technology in the United States.
  • All first-semester juniors take Integrated Functional Systems (COB 300), a 12-hour course that introduces students to the interrelations of the various business disciplines.

What do alums say?

COB 300 [a team-taught integrated course led by professors from finance, management, marketing, and operations] prepared me to do exactly what I do on a daily basis. As a pharmaceutical sales representative, my sales territory is my business. COB 300 equipped me with the skills I need to analyze, strategize and ultimately sell my business, my territory, to my investors, my upper-level pharmaceutical management. The value of COB 300 is priceless.

- Emily Shockley ('06), Pratt health care representative for Pfizer Inc.