Part-time MBA program leaps in rankings

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Part-time MBA program made a significant jump from its 2016 ranking of 109th in the nation to 33th, US News recently announced. Along with the MBA program, Xavier has also risen to 21st in marketing and 28th in accounting. This is the ninth year the Williams College of Business has been recognized nationally for its educational experience and students’ success. “Xavier’s program popped out as leaders, thinkers and inspirers, and the residency played a key role because it’s an opportunity to apply knowledge,” graduate student Patara Williams said. “I thought you just don’t get … Continue reading Part-time MBA program leaps in rankings

Faculty profile: Stafford serves as interim dean

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ Last fall, long-time Xavier professor R. Stafford Johnson was named interim dean of the Williams College of Business. Johnson has been at Xavier for 33 years and acted as interim dean in 2011 as well. Johnson’s primary focus has been teaching, in which he is still active. He currently teaches classes on international economics and options and future markets. Johnson finds teaching worthwhile because of the transformation students make when learning. “I think it’s getting students at a certain level and feeling about knowledge and getting them up to a higher level that has a little more … Continue reading Faculty profile: Stafford serves as interim dean

Capitalism study to come to XU, Econ magazine in the works

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ The study of Capitalism and Society is the newest edition to Xavier’s curriculum. The Smith Center will begin this program in the 2016-17 academic year. “One thing that we really wanted to emphasize was that this is not promoting capitalism,” Williams College of Business Interim Dean R. Stafford Johnson said. “This is a legitimate study of capitalism.” Students will be able to take course such as Current Issues in Economics: Capitalism and Other Social Systems, Financial History of the World, Modern Public Finance: The Study of Public Sector Economics in a Market Economy and a … Continue reading Capitalism study to come to XU, Econ magazine in the works