Tag Archives: Business


27 Feb
AdLib this week!

AdLib this week!

This week plays host to the AdLib conference, our on-campus conference that brings students and professionals from all fields together to discuss advertising in the liberal arts. Like Science, Society, and the Arts (SSA) next week, AdLib is 100% a W&L experience, and provides students the fantastic opportunity to network and learn more about professionals in their potential fields. For more information on AdLib check out the conference website.

Department Details: Business Administration

17 Jan
The Business Administration department is located in the C-School

The Business Administration department is located in the C-School

Business Administration is one of the most popular majors at W&L. We offer small classes (usually 16 to 22 students) by professors who are enthusiastic about teaching undergraduate students. Our courses are innovative and experiential, often involving group projects and oral presentations in class. Our professors have “open door” policies and are available to students throughout each day. Quality teaching is unquestionably our highest priority.

Business Administration majors take courses in accounting, economics, statistics, business law, marketing, finance, organizational behavior, and strategic management, as well as electives in these areas. Students interested in finance take such electives as investments, multinational business finance, and cases in corporate finance. Students interested in computers and technology take such electives as management information systems and e-commerce management. We also offer electives in business ethics, human resources management, cross-cultural issues in management, negotiations, entrepreneurship, and marketing communications. Our students enhance their education through summer internships, study abroad, and on-campus contact with prominent business leaders.

After graduation, Business Administration majors pursue careers in investment banking, marketing, advertising, consulting, finance, retailing and manufacturing. Our well-placed network of W&L alumni is used extensively in opening doors for students. After several years of experience, many of our alumni enter MBA and law programs at the finest universities in the country.

Click here for more information about Business Administration at W&L.

Tour Guide Spotlight: Will Hecht ’14

26 Dec
Will Hecht '14

Will Hecht ’14

Hometown: Vienna, VA

Major(s)/Minor(s): Business Administration

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? I was on the football team for the Generals last season, I am a member of the College Republicans, and I am a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I hope to get involved with organizations such as Young Life and possibly do some volunteer work.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I love sports, watching movies, being outdoors, talking politics, and relaxing with friends.

Favorite weekend activity?  Just relaxing and catching up on sleep during the day and then hanging out with my friends at night.

Favorite thing about Lexington? I really like the small town old-fashioned feeling of Lexington. Also the beautiful geographic location with the mountains and rivers is something I really like.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? My favorite memory is probably winning the ODAC championship last fall. After countless hours and many months of very hard work it represented the culmination of my teams efforts as an awesome accomplishment that I was extremely fortunate to be a part of.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? I’ve had many great encounters with Mr. Baner who was previously a part of the security staff but is now on staff for the athletic department and is heavily involved with the football program. Greek organizations occasionally hire him to work security for events that they hold and he is always around the locker room and other facilities doing anything he can to help the students here. I always enjoy having conversations with him and seeing him around.

Department Details: Accounting

21 Dec

The C-School

The accounting major at W&L  is part of the Williams School (C-School) of Commerce. The program builds on the liberal arts course foundation, increasing analytical and communication skills while providing knowledge necessary to work in any number of business areas. Majors take a combination of accounting, economics, and business administration courses which prepares them for a variety of jobs.

Washington and Lee accounting majors have enjoyed great success in receiving offers of career positions in prestigious firms in recent years. Quite a number move into positions after graduation which come their way as a direct result of internships that they occupied during the summer following their junior or senior years.

About one-third of our graduating seniors are recruited by Big Four accounting firms. Another third go to appointments in prestigious investment and commercial banking firms, such as J. P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. The remaining third follow a variety of paths after graduation, including attending highly regarded law schools or graduate programs in business or accounting.

Click for more information on the Accounting major or the Williams School!

Entrepreneurship Summit

13 Nov

This past weekend W&L’s Venture Club hosted its first ever Entrepreneurship Summit. The Entrepreneurship Program  launched in 2010 has gained significant traction on campus and with our alumni. The program now includes four entrepreneurship courses, a student organization (“Venture Club”), business plan and pitch competitions, spring term and summer internship opportunities, an alumni advisory board, and consulting opportunities. One of the reasons I decided to choose Washington and Lee was due to the University’s interest in entrepreneurship which is unique in most business schools let alone liberal arts colleges!

The Entrepreneurship Summit included multiple panels on the topic of entrepreneurship  marketing and financing ventures as well as legal issues for entrepreneurs. With over twenty different alumni at the summit it was a great chance for the student body to network and discuss entrepreneurship. I had a chance to go to the Networking Reception on Friday which was a great opportunity to get to meet alumni in all kinds of job who like myself have an interest in entrepreneurship. Washington and Lee has a very strong group of alumni who are genuinely interested in getting to know current students and I feel privileged to have so many opportunities to make these connections.

Tour Guide Spotlight: Elizabeth Bean ’13

9 Nov

Elizabeth Bean ’13

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Major(s)/Minor(s): Business Administration/Mathematics

What clubs/activities are you involved in on campus? I was the Membership/Recruitment Chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma.  I also am a city coordinator for the new Career Services program, Internship Opportunity Initiative.

How are you involved in the Lexington community? I have adopted a classroom at Central Elementary School and read to third graders every Friday.

What are some of your other hobbies/interests? I really enjoy the outdoors and being active.  When it’s warm enough, I like to hike and hang out at Goshen.  I have spent most of my summers at a summer camp in North Carolina where I whitewater kayak and canoe.  In high school I played both soccer and lacrosse.

Favorite weekend activity? Long walks on the Chessie Trail

Favorite thing about Lexington? I love that (almost) anywhere I could need to go, I do not have to take a car to get there.

What’s your favorite W&L memory? Freshman year, Christmas weekend Lexington got it’s first big snow of the winter.  It was my first experience in a snow storm, and I spent the day with my friends in front of the Colonnade building snowmen and snow tubing down the hill.

What’s the best encounter you’ve had with a faculty or staff member? The best encounters I have had with faculty have been during office hours.  Professors are more than willing to help students outside of class and are very flexible with meeting times.  They make an effort to get to know me beyond as a student and often I run into them around town.