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Why Give to the College of Business and Economics? 

Teaching and learning are central to CBE's mission, and we are committed supporting our students throughout their education so that graduates are well prepared for successful and fulfilling careers. In order to support our students throughout their time at Western, we have set three strategic priorities: Inclusiveness, Globalization, and Professional Readiness. 

We are excited to announce that beginning fall, 2022, we will launch a Professional and Career Readiness program that includes two classes on Career and Professional Readiness-one at the start of the students’ time as a student in the College of Business to help them make the most of their time in College by engaging with professional readiness activities such as informational interviews, case competitions, travel to conferences, student club activities, professional networking, internships and “meet the professional” events. The second class which is geared towards seniors will require students to demonstrate via a portfolio all of the ways they have gathered career and professional readiness experiences. Your gift to the CBE Professional and Career Readiness Fund will help us launch this program and ensure all students have the information, access to resources and opportunities to prepare for their careers in this way.

Each year we provide a range of support for our students, from academic scholarships to support for travel and conferences. In the last year, our students have adapted to the challenges of COVID by changing the ways and places they access learning opportunities, and other challenges as well, and we continue to look for ways to support them in these uncertain circumstances. The support of our community of alumni, donors, and friends is integral in these efforts to focus our priorities on inclusion, globalization and professional readiness.                             

Impact: Your gift to support the College of Business and Economics will help to provide the best possible learning experience for our students by supporting student scholarships, mentorship programs, and other priorities that intersect with Inclusiveness, Globalization and Professional Readiness efforts across the college.

 Funding Priorities: CBE fundraising priorities align with strategic priorities: 

  • Scholarships to support CBE students (undergraduate and graduate students) 
  • Mentorship for First-Generation Students 
  • Professional Readiness (Professional writing skills courses for CBE students)
  • International Study Abroad (Students) 
  • International Research and Teaching (Faculty)  
  • Academic Program Support 
  • Visiting Speakers and Lecturers  
  • Professorships and Fellowships 


CBE Departments and Special Projects: You can also choose to give to any of the Departments listed below! Some departments and programs within the College of Business and Economics have chosen to highlight special projects on WWU Give Day. You can click to read more about these selected projects below. 

Please check it out below to support positive change! 


Management Information Systems (MIS) Program Challenge
The first $250 in gifts to the MIS program has been matched dollar for dollar by a generous MIS program supporter in honor and in support of our talented MIS students and alumni.
1-for-1 International Business Match!
You did it! Thank you! The first $1,000 in gifts to the International Business Department have been matched dollar for dollar by Professor Tom Roehl, who has been teaching in IBUS since 1999 and is dedicated to the success of his students and the program. Thank you for joining him in investing in International Business students!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Challenge!
Thank you! Generous gifts from new grads have unlocked an additional $3,000 in funds!
$3,000 MATCHED
HUB International Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, HUB International, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
Accounting Alumni and Faculty Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts to the Accounting Department have unlocked an additional $20,320 to support our students!
$20,320 MATCHED
CBE Professional and Career Readiness Challenge
Thank you! The first $1250 in gifts to the CBE Professional and Career Readiness Program have been matched dollar for dollar by generous faculty and staff of the college. Thank you for providing important resources to help College of Business and Economics students successfully launch their careers!
$1,250 MATCHED
Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 Club Sports 420
2 $1,000 College of Business and Economics 381
3 $1,000 Athletics 377
4 $1,000 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 310
5 $1,000 College of Science and Engineering 199
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