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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 regarded as the benchmark for business school quality among the academic community. As the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide, AACSB accredits 796 of the world's best business schools in 53 countries and territories. Less than 5% of the world's business schools have earned accreditation by AACSB International. Less than 2% have earned both business and accounting accreditation. Marshall University's Lewis College of Business holds accreditation in both business and accounting, placing us among the best in the world.

The College advances the practice of business through the education of undergraduate and graduate students and the scholarly and professional contributions of the faculty. 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.

Whether students take courses on campus or online; our faculty will be there for them. On the Huntington campus, Corbly Hall, is the home of the Lewis College of Business. Corbly a four-story building located at the southwest corner of campus, was named for Lawrence J. Corbly, who served as "principal" of Marshall College from 1896 to 1907, and as its first president from 1907 to 1915. Mostly graduate courses are taught at the South Charleston Campus which is conveniently located just minutes from the State Capitol.

The Lewis College of Business offers a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration with ten majors, which include Accounting, Economics, Energy Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Undergraduate minors include: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Risk Management and Insurance.

The LCOB has also developed 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, Health Care Administration, and Human Resource Management. Additionally, the Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia or DMPNA degree prepares certified registered nurses for a career in the ever-evolving field of nurse anesthesia. A Graduate Certificate in Management Foundations (onsite and online) is offered to non-business undergraduate degree students and provides foundational knowledge and skills in four business disciplines: management, accounting, marketing and finance.

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.


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Students Say

The Lewis College of Business at West Virginia’s Marshall University emphasizes bringing business theory into real-world applications so students can adapt to the ever-changing needs of the global market. The administration is “always trying to make the school better,” and to that end, Lewis just started an online MBA program that is even more affordable than the classroom-based program. This local college has “an excellent business program and academic support systems” for all students, who must complete a core curriculum that covers a range of business fundamentals. Following this, they may customize their degree by taking two electives in one functional concentration area: Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing. Additionally, the BB&T Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism promotes awareness and understanding of capitalism in today’s market economy within the region and encourages entrepreneurship among Lewis College of Business students via angel investments and support for ambitious, catalytic projects that help students develop twenty-first century business skill sets.

The school “understands that many students work full-time jobs and schedules classes to accommodate those jobs,” and classes are offered in the evenings at Marshall’s main campus in Huntington or online, with a few courses available at the school’s South Charleston campus. Professors here are mostly professionals within their fields, and try to bring their experience into their teaching and use current issues as examples during class; they “are always wanting to make their classes better by student feedback.” All professors have an open door policy and “will usually get back with you quickly even if it is a weekend to answer questions,” and “will even try to meet with you if you can’t make it to office hours or even help after class.”


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The “approachable” administration is “greatly involved with all the different colleges within the university” and “everyone is focused on learning and the welfare of the students.” They “work to keep the schedule running” and offer class opportunities over the summer that accommodate working students, which “helps to keep the degree moving forward.” “I have felt like an integral part of the college since day one,” says a student. The Office of Career Services hosts career panels, discussions, and events such as Women Entrepreneurship Week, and also uses online database JobTrax, which helps students with job searches and researching employers and potential mentors, contributing to the “strong record for success and education” at Marshall.

Prominent Alumni

Brad Smith
President & CEO of Intuit

Jim Justice
Governor of West Virginia and owner of Greenbrier Resort

Verna Gibson
First female CEO of Fortune 500 Company, The Limited

F. Selby Wellman
Former Sr. VP of CISCO Systems

Bob Cosmai
Former President/CEO, Hyundai America


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There is “a strong bond” among most students and “the ‘We Are Marshall’ feeling resonates throughout the campus.” This is a military-friendly school so some students are coming in off of service, and there is a large international quotient, all of which lends itself to “a freedom to share views on any topic without ridicule”: “All thoughts and ideas are welcome.” Many also have families and work full time, but the faculty is understanding and make sure that outside work “is something that you can do in a timely matter.” Lewis students are “intelligent and interactive” and there are plenty of opportunities to collaborate on class projects, and the melting pot of different backgrounds “helps [with] getting different points of view on different topics in class.” The town is small but there are clubs and organizations to keep people occupied (as well as an excellent Rec Center), and “there are city buses that run even outside of town to get around if you don’t have a vehicle.”

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Tammy Bibbee
Admissions Counselor

100 Angus E Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303-1600
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