About the College

The College of Business is home to several AACSB accredited programs.

Committed to Excellence

In the College of Business, we are committed to excellence and the success of our students. We provide relevant programs for modern, professional careers. Working with regional and state organizations, we form partnerships so that our students can get hands-on experience solving problems.

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Meet the Dean

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Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Washington University and co-author of the book titled Guiding Principles for Leadership and Professional Success (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2016) has a PhD in Leadership and Human Behavior. He joined Eastern Washington in 2017 after 28 years of service at Frostburg State University as faculty, Chair of the Management Department, Associate Dean of the College of Business, Dean of the College of Business, and Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. While at Frostburg, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching in 1997, 1998 and 2003. He has published numerous papers in various refereed publications and made several presentations at national and international conferences. He has also conducted Leadership Development workshops/seminars for business, not-for-profit, and government organizations; nationally and internationally. He has been an active member in professional organizations and received several awards as Track Chair, Program Chair, and Organizer of national and international conferences for Academy of Business Administration, Atlantic Marketing Association, and International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD). He has served IABD as Program Chair, 2003-2005, and President, 2007-2012. He is Chief Editor for two peer-reviewed publications: the Journal of International Business Disciplines and the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Business Disciplines.

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Strategic Plan

All programs in the EWU College of Business are recognized for their excellence and are the first choice by prospective students in the region.

EWU College of Business provides accessible, exceptional, experiential, and innovative education that develops regionally- and globally-conscious leaders.

The faculty, staff, and administrators of the College of Business strive to be guided by the following cultural values in their communications, interactions, and collaboration with internal and external constituencies.

  • Accountability: We seek to create a culture of accountability wherein we take responsibility for the consequences of our decisions and behavior with commitment to our ethical, legal, and moral obligations.
  • Inclusiveness: We are committed to a culture that fosters inclusiveness through qualities of teamwork, collaboration, and collective investment in the larger good of those we serve.
  • Respect: We seek to build a culture of mutual respect characterized by regards for personal dignity, positions, knowledge, beliefs, and philosophies of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Transparency: We strive to achieve transparency in our decision-making, record-keeping, and reporting with commitment to the highest standards of individual and institutional integrity.
  •  Trust: We strive to create an environment in which trust and personal integrity underpins all our individual and professional interactions.
  1. Restructure the college to achieve efficiency and focused allocation of resources in support of AACSB-accredited programs.
  2. Support and promote the engaging and newly established curricular and co-curricular programming.
  3. Continue the college’s commitment to accessible quality programming.
  4. Continue the college’s commitment to facilitate quality scholarship by faculty.
  5. Support meaningful engagement with the business community and external stakeholders.
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Students in the BAB program


BAB/BS degrees awarded in 2018-19


Students in the MBA program


MBA degrees awarded in 2018-19


Students in the MPAcc program


MPAcc degrees awarded in 2018-19


Full-time faculty members



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