The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University

Welcome to the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University. Success stories start here.

  • Accredited business school
  • Small classes with individual student attention
  • Experienced, caring faculty
  • Comprehensive, cutting-edge knowledge
  • Class offerings for varying work schedules

Mission

The mission of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business is to educate its students to become successful, principled leaders with a global perspective.

Students will graduate with confidence in their ability to solve problems, be effective communicators and work successfully as individuals and team members. Our undergraduate curriculum prepares students to operate in a dynamic, ever-changing personal, social and economic environment.

The curriculum provides a solid, general educational foundation requisite for all individuals entering a fast-paced technological and global society. It provides broad-based study in the liberal arts which mark the educated citizen. In addition, working toward the BBA degree will provide students with knowledge in the fields of accounting, financial institutions, information systems and computer technology, global business, economics, management and marketing. This academic preparation linked with communications skills, ethical decision making, entrepreneurship and working in diverse international environments as a team member will make the graduate a valued member of any organization. Students have the opportunity for study-abroad experiences, internships, participation in student organizations and other activities including active management of a student investment fund. The BBA is a part of a life-long learning process for students which will lead to a better society, a better citizen and a better business leader.

Vision

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business will become recognized as a provider of individualized business education driven by entrepreneurial thinking, global understanding and ethical practice.

Guiding Principles

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business carries out its mission through its commitment to four guiding principles - learning, integrity, recognizing the contributions of others and continuous improvement.

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Video Testimonials

Students explain how they benefit from an education at the Byrd School of Business

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Facilities

During the history of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, students, faculty, and alumni have distinguished themselves academically and professionally. While we are very pleased with what they accomplished, we are not satisfied. More is to be done, … Continue reading

Board of Advisors

Ms. Brenda Adams Owner Simply Charming Boutique Winchester, VA Mr. David Baxa President & CEO VISTA Technology Services, Inc. Herndon, VA Dr. Adrienne Bloss Vice-President for Academic Affairs Shenandoah University Winchester, VA Mr. William F. Brandt Executive in Residence Byrd School of Business Winchester, VA Mr. John Brauer CEO NW Works, Inc. Winchester, VA Ms.…Read More

Strategic Plan

Historical Context The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University is proud to be named for Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., publisher, business man and former United States senator from Virginia, who served the Commonwealth and the nation with great distinction. Senator Byrd’s family tradition of fiscal conservatism, unquestioned integrity and distaste…Read More

Executive in Residence

The mission of the Executive-in-Residence Program at Shenandoah University is to enhance the academic excellence of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business through the practical experience of a veteran business executive. As a faculty, we believe students deserve a school that has built strong relationships with the business community and assists them in…Read More

Student Advisory Board

The Student Advisory Board is composed of undergraduate and graduate students nominated by the faculty of the Byrd School of Business based upon their academic and leadership accomplishments.  Regular meetings are held with the administration of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business with students being encouraged to share personal experiences and to provide…Read More

Accreditation Report

Shenandoah University earned initial accreditation of its business programs on April 12, 2007, from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and reaccreditation was earned with flying colors in 2012.  Only 655 business schools worldwide hold AACSB accreditation. “AACSB accreditation is one of the major achievements of the university over the past…Read More

Assessment

To achieve high quality, the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business assesses and continually improves its performance. Quality improvement is also a requirement of SACS and AACSB International, as well as a component of the school’s Strategic Plan. The school has established a comprehensive approach to assessment at different levels. The overall approach is…Read More

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Senator Byrd

The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University is named for Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., publisher, business man and former United States Senator from Virginia, who served the Commonwealth and the nation with great distinction. Senator … Continue reading

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Gerald T. Halpin

Gerald Halpin is Founder, President and CEO of West Group Management of McLean, Va. Gerald Halpin serves as President and CEO of WEST*GROUP Management LLC. In 1962, he founded Westgate Corporation, serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Since that … Continue reading

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Stanley Harrison

SU Trustees Stan and Doris Harrison Stan and Doris Harrison reside in Winchester where they have touched the lives of the entire Shenandoah University family. After retiring from the defense industry, Stan Harrison became dean of Shenandoah University’s Harry F. … Continue reading

General Education

The General Education program is required of all students entering Shenandoah University as a first-year/freshman. This requirement is in addition to the college/school requirements and the major/program of study requirements.

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Academic Enrichment Center

The Office of Learning Resources & Services is dedicated to providing students with tools and guidance that enhance their effectiveness as independent learners.

International Programs

Welcome to Shenandoah University’s International Programs!

Our Purpose: The International Programs at Shenandoah University facilitates successful connections for learning between the university community and the world.

  • Towsey ’14 Featured in Online Publication

    Mike Towsey ’14 was recently featured in a ValuePenguin.com article about his pursuit of a finance degree here at the Harry F. Byrd, Jr., School of Business at Shenandoah University. Mike is a senior majoring in Business Administration, with a… Read More

  • Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 Academic Year

    There is no more exciting time for me than the returning of students to our campus.  Students are the reason we exist; to help you achieve your dreams.  The administration, faculty and staff of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School… Read More

  • Passing of Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr.

    The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business has lost a great friend in the passing today of its namesake.  Senator Byrd was a champion of civic and financial responsibility, as well higher education. His largess is legendary, especially in regards… Read More

  • Evaluating People

    There is nothing more important to an organization, or your personal life, than evaluating people and deciding who to bring in to work with your or as part of your life.  Please listen to the link of my radio show… Read More

  • BSB Dean Wins MLK Award of Justice

    Dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr., School of Business Miles Davis, Ph.D., was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Justice on Wednesday, July 17, for his work with the Chicago community and his endeavors in education. The… Read More

  • Welcome to the 2013 – 2014 Academic Year

    It is amazing how quickly the year has past since I became the dean of the Byrd School of Business (BSB) in July of 2012. There was a steep learning curve to get my arms around not just all the… Read More

  • Shenandoah University Alumni Share Tony Spotlight

    Michael Crea ’05 and Jeremy Blaustein ’06 were among the staff members honored when “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” garnered the Tony Award for best revival of a musical at this year’s ceremony. Shenandoah alumni Michael Crea ’05 and Jeremy… Read More

  • Shenandoah University Welcomes New Faculty To…

    Shenandoah Conservatory Dean Michael Stepniak has announced four new faculty members who will join Shenandoah University for the upcoming semester. “It is with great pleasure that I introduce the distinguished scholars and artists who will be joining our Conservatory faculty,”… Read More

  • Shenandoah University To Host Children’s…

    For the past 27 years, the Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University has been striving to share with teachers and librarians the best in children’s literature. This year, the conference will be held Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29… Read More

Contact Us

Office of the Dean Miles K. Davis, Dean Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business Shenandoah University 1460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601 Phone: (540) 665-4572 E-mail: mdavi3@su.edu RT Good, Associate Dean Harry F. Byrd School of Business Shenandoah University 1460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601 Phone: (540) 665-1290 E-mail: rgood@su.edu Donna Fazio, Administrative Assistant…Read More