The Marshall University, Lewis College of Business is nestled between the banks of the majestic Ohio River and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in "America's Best Community" – Huntington, West Virginia. The City of Huntington offers a comfortable lifestyle, a low cost of living, state-of-the-art health care, modern educational facilities and unparalleled natural beauty. The metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan statistical area in West Virginia and includes seven counties across three states: West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. The Lewis College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB is the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community. As the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide, AACSB accredits 840 of the world's best business schools in 60+ countries and territories. Marshall University's Lewis College of Business is one of only 190 schools that holds accreditation in both business and accounting, placing us among the best in the world. Marshall University and its stakeholders support and are committed to the new DBA program. In 2018, Marshall, a 182-year-old institution with a rich academic history was selected as an “R2: Doctoral Universities - High research activity” research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. One of the nine academic colleges/schools at Marshall, the LCOB embodies innovation, engagement, and impact across teaching, research, service, and outreach initiatives. Further amplifying these achievements, alumnus and Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys Smith made a $25 million gift to the LCOB in November 2018, leading to the creation of the Brad D. Smith Undergraduate School of Business and the Brad D. Smith Graduate School of Business within the LCOB. The gift is the largest in the history of the LCOB and one of the top three ever received at Marshall. It is transformational and one that will provide new and dynamic opportunities for current and future business students.
Inspired by the strong and visionary leadership of President Jerome A. Gilbert, Provost Jaime R. Taylor, and Dean Avinandan Mukherjee, the LCOB is striving to move forward in exciting and innovative ways. Our first-class, innovative teaching enhances the critical thinking skills of our students, provides discipline and knowledge through theoretical and applied learning, and develops the competencies necessary for success in the marketplace. We welcome students from local, regional, and international communities providing them with a supportive learning environment that facilitates the understanding of business in a dynamic, global environment. The Lewis College of Business at Marshall University prepares students to become successful business professionals advancing economic development throughout West Virginia and beyond. The College provides a high quality, innovative business education in a supportive learning environment that encompasses exemplary teaching, service to our communities, and a faculty committed to applied and pedagogical scholarship. Whether students take courses on campus or online, our faculty will be there for them. Students benefit tremendously from their educational experience with the assurance that our active and engaged faculty provides through innovative learning facilitation across the curriculum. Small class sizes, award-winning advisors, and a dedicated professional staff enhance the personal atmosphere as we welcome and mentor the new sons and daughters of Marshall. The positive experience is one that lasts a lifetime as evidenced in our alumni, many of whom are top executives who contribute their time and financial resources to support the LCOB
The Lewis College of Business offers a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration with ten majors that include Accounting, Economics, Sustainability Management and Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. It also offers an online BA in General Business for nontraditional students. The LCOB also has graduate degrees that help students gain a more in-depth understanding of business, which include the MBA (onsite and online) and three Master of Science degrees in Accountancy (onsite and online), Health Care Administration (virtual), Health Informatics, and Human Resource Management. Our college produces successful graduates from across the globe from Intuit CEO Brad Smith to the Governor of our great state, Jim Justice. With an exciting variety of degree programs to choose from, we have positioned our students to become the business leaders of West Virginia and the world. We are proud of all of our graduates and the positive footprint they make in business, the economy and in their communities. The Sons and Daughters of the Lewis College of Business have gone on to become industry leaders in Fortune 500 companies, politics, health care, real estate, and technology, just to name a few.