John Brown University Announces Formation of College of Business

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (April 26, 2012) — John Brown University announced at a ceremony today the formation of the College of Business. This new formation will house JBU’s undergraduate, graduate and degree completion business programs.

Dr. Joe Walenciak will serve as the head of the new college and has been named the associate dean.

“John Brown University’s business programs have an excellent reputation for teaching ethical business leadership and providing competitive internships, global experience and practical application of business practices,” said Dr. Walenciak. “Establishing the College of Business allows us to enhance our ability to prepare students for success.”

Dr. Walenciak received his doctoral degree in strategic management from the University of Arkansas and has been teaching business classes in the undergraduate, graduate and degree completion programs at JBU since 1982. Walenciak was named SIFE USA Sam Walton Fellow of the Year in 2010 and inducted in to the SIFE USA Hall of Fame in 2011.

The College of Business offers traditional undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, international business, management and marketing. Through the Degree Completion Program, working adults with previous college credit may earn a B.S. degree in organizational management or a degree in business administration through the online program. Graduate business degrees offered include an M.B.A. with emphases in leadership and ethics, leadership and higher education, international business or global continuous improvement, as well as an M.S. with emphases in leadership and ethics or leadership and higher education.

All business and business-related programs of John Brown University are in candidacy for specialized accreditation through Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first by “U.S. News & World Report” in the Southern Region among baccalaureate colleges. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.