Walsh Foundation Appoints Vicki Kamenova to Board of Directors

TROY, Mich., Aug. 5, 2020 —The Walsh Foundation announces the appointment of Vicki E. Kamenova, Partner/Principal in Ernst & Young’s cybersecurity practice, to its Board of Directors. Kamenova is a double Walsh alumna, earning her bachelor of business administration in computer information systems in 2004 and a master of science in information assurance in 2010.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Kamenova immigrated to the United States in 1999 and is considered a leader in her field. She is a strong advocate for engaging women in the information technology field and encouraging them to explore and pursue STEM career opportunities. She also volunteers with the Walsh’s mentor program and was recently named a Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade.

“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Kamenova to the Walsh Foundation Board of Directors,” said Susan Foley, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at Walsh. “She is a trailblazer in her field and an engaged member of our alumni network. We look forward to her input as we continue transforming lives through education.”

The Walsh Foundation Board fosters private and public philanthropic support for strategic educational initiatives at Walsh while ensuring the integrity of the philanthropy program. It is staffed by Walsh employees and led by volunteers who are business, community and industry leaders.

For more information about the Walsh Foundation, visit foundation.walshcollege.edu

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, data analytics, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Hosts Virtual Master’s in IT Info Sessions

TROY, Mich., July 24, 2020 — Walsh will host informational webinars about graduate technology programs on July 28 from 12-1 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 6-7 p.m. Sessions will include an informational overview of the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and the Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) and a Q&A session with IT/Decision Sciences chair Dave Schippers, Sc.D., and professor Terri Richards, Ph.D.

Advanced registration is recommended.

The MSIT was named one of 2020’s Best Online Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Programs by Student Training in Education and Public Service (STEPS) and recently ranked at no. 2 on the list of Top 20 Master’s in Information Technology by CyberSecurityMastersDegree.org. Walsh was one of the first schools in Michigan to be recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and its information technology programs align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards.

To register to attend a Walsh master’s in IT info session, visit walshcollege.edu/new-student-events

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Accreditation of Walsh Business Programs Reaffirmed by ACBSP

TROY, Mich., July 23, 2020 —Walsh has achieved reaffirmation of the accreditation of its business programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners.

ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and educational support to determine whether or not an institution’s business programs offer a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement. It certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs offered at Walsh meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

“Walsh’s ACBSP accreditation aligns with our mission to provide a transformative business education combining theory, application and professional experience to prepare graduates for successful careers. We look forward to continuing to uphold these standards of excellence in everything we do,” said Michael Levens, Ph.D., interim provost, chair and professor of marketing.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Walsh is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done for the last decade,” said ACBSP chief accreditation officer Steve Parscale, Ph.D.

Walsh’s undergraduate and graduate business programs were first accredited by ACBSP in 2010. Institutions must undergo the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation. Walsh’s next reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2030.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

ABOUT ACBSP
ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 63 countries.

Walsh Hosts Virtual Admissions Events for Prospective Students

TROY, Mich., July 7, 2020 — Walsh will host virtual, interactive information sessions for prospective students on several dates between July and November. Admissions and academic advisors will be available virtually or by phone to answer questions, help students select a degree path based on career goals and walk prospective students through the transfer and application processes. Advanced registration is recommended for all events.

Waiver Wednesdays are every Wednesday in August and September from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Students can meet with an admissions or academic advisor and application fees will be waived.

Transfer Student Information Sessions provide an overview of Walsh’s easy transfer process, including how to transfer up to 91 credits toward a bachelor’s degree (July 14, Aug. 6, Sep. 9, Oct. 8 and Nov. 13).

In March, Walsh transitioned all exams, courses and student services to 100% remote delivery, which has continued during the spring and summer semesters. This fall, students will have flexibility to choose to attend classes on ground, online or a hybrid option combining online and on-ground attendance. Walsh is following federal and state guidelines to ensure students can continue their education safely and without interruption.

For more information about Walsh’s virtual admissions events, visit www.walshcollege.edu/admissions-events

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Introduces Master of Science in Data Analytics

TROY, Mich., June 29, 2020 — Walsh has introduced a Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA), available beginning Jan. 4, 2021. The MSDA can be completed 100% online (asynchronously or in real time), on ground, or a combination of each. The custom-developed curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving and applied skill building through hands-on exercises. Students move through the program by “leveling up” from one course to the next. The MSDA includes ten core courses and three additional foundation courses for students without a technical background. There is no GRE requirement and applications are currently being accepted.

Demand for qualified data analysts is rising. According to the World Economic Forum 2018 Future of Jobs Report, 85% of companies surveyed reported plans to adopt data analytics by 2022 and a 2019 LinkedIn survey reported data analytics as one of the top 25 skills most companies need.

“Walsh’s cutting edge technology programs instill critical thinking, problems solving and analytics skills that align with industry expectations,” said Dave Schippers, D.Sc., CISSP, chair and professor of Information Technology/Decision Sciences (ITDS). “Our students train on enterprise-level software and graduate ready to use their knowledge and skills immediately in the workplace.”

Walsh’s ITDS programs are frequently recognized for excellence. The Master of Science in IT has been ranked second in the nation and was named one of 2020’s Best Online Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Programs. Walsh was the first school in the nation to offer a degree concentration in automotive cybersecurity and was the first school in Michigan to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

For more information about Walsh programs, visit walshcollege.edu/future-students.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Hosts Virtual Doctor of Management Information Session July 22

Troy, Mich., June 15, 2020 – Walsh will host a virtual information session about the Doctor of Management (D.M.) program on July 22, 2020, from 6-7 p.m.

Ann Saurbier, D.M., professor and chair of Walsh’s doctoral programs will lead the session. Topics will include a program overview, career opportunities, financial aid and scholarship information and a Q&A period. Advanced registration is recommended.

“Designed with working professionals in mind, Walsh’s D.M. program develops candidates by advancing their knowledge through a combination of academic theory and applied research,” said Dr. Saurbier. “By connecting this new knowledge with their past professional experiences, graduates are prepared for the highest levels of leadership in business or careers in consulting or business education.”

Walsh’s D.M. has both full-time and part-time pathways allowing students to progress through the program at the speed that best matches their needs. With flexible scheduling the program can be completed in as little as three years. Admission is competitive and based on a candidate’s entire portfolio of both academic and professional experience.

To learn more and register for Walsh’s virtual doctoral information session, visit apply.walshcollege.edu/register/degree-info-dm

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Master of Science in Information Technology Ranked One of Best in Nation

TROY, Mich., June 12, 2020 — Walsh has ranked no. 2 on the list of Top 20 Master’s in Information Technology programs by CyberSecurityMastersDegree.org. Other schools on the list included Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Tech and Illinois Institute of Technology. Schools were ranked based on course offerings, small faculty to student ratio, resources, overall value, student reviews and third-party recognition.

Walsh was one of the first schools in Michigan to be recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and was the first school in the nation to offer a degree concentration in automotive cybersecurity. Its information technology degrees align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards.

“Walsh’s IT curriculum is developed according to a Tradecraft model, with labs, assignments and coursework built to connect the dots and enable the critical thinking skills employers are looking for,” said Dave Schippers, DSc, CISSP, chair and assistant professor, IT/Decision Sciences.

Walsh was an early adopter of online education, offering its first online course in 1998. The MSIT has also been ranked one of the Best Online Programs for a Master’s in Network Security and one of the Best Online Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Programs. Walsh’s online programs provide the same curriculum as on-ground programs and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the Higher Learning Commission.

For more information about Walsh IT degrees, visit www.walshcollege.edu/future-students

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our internationally and nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

CFA Institute Grants Walsh Affiliate Status

Walsh one of nine Michigan colleges and universities with this gold standard financial certification

Troy, Mich., June 1, 2020 – The CFA Institute has granted Walsh’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program the internationally prestigious recognition of Affiliate status. The CFA Institute is committed to leading the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. According to the CFA Institute website, “An Affiliated University signals to their students and to employers that their curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA® Program exams.”

CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) is the “gold standard” certification in the finance and investment fields and is recognized globally. This significant achievement places Walsh’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program in the same company with elite colleges and universities around the world, not just the United States. There are 235 CFA affiliate colleges and universities in the United States, including Cornell, Baylor University and The Ohio State University, to name a few.

“The CFA affiliation sets Walsh and its students apart from the competition and opens doors for graduates to move ahead in their careers.” said Walsh Finance Professor William Greshak. “During their time at Walsh, MSF students gain the knowledge and hands-on skills that will be highly applicable in their profession because our curriculum is directly tied to the CFA candidate body of knowledge.” Greshak is one of several Walsh faculty members who are CFAs.

Greshak said that though CFA learning objectives are incorporated into every part of the MSF curriculum, these are not prep courses for actually taking the CFA exam. The exam, which is one of the most rigorous, comprehensive certification exams, takes at least several hundred hours per year of individual study time beyond a degree.

“CFA certification follows the standards of the market,” said John Moore, Ph.D, CPA, professor and chair of Walsh’s finance department. “A CFA-affiliated program, like Walsh’s MSF, is structured to keep students aligned with the most current needs of the industry and employers.”

The CFA’s affiliate recognition also brings scholarship opportunities to Walsh students to take their CFA exam.

This is not Walsh’s first recognition of educational excellence. Other distinctions include one of the Best Online MBA Programs in the U.S., a Tier One Global Online MBA, one of the Best Online Colleges in Michigan, and one of the Best Online Masters of Science in Finance.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/future-students

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Offers Students Choice, Flexibility For Fall 2020 Semester

TROY, Mich., May 21, 2020 — Walsh’s fall semester will be focused on flexibility. Students will have the choice to attend classes on ground, online (asynchronously or in real time) or a hybrid option combining online and on-ground attendance. Academic and student services will continue to be offered virtually, with in-person access available by appointment. Student Life meetings and events will continue with options for students to participate in person with limited available reservations and unlimited virtual access. Food service will be unavailable and community and corporate event rentals will remain on hold. On-ground classes will be moved into larger spaces to ensure proper social distancing. The percentage of on-ground classes that will be offered is being finalized.

All Walsh students receive a free Zoom Pro account when they enroll in classes and have access to the Navigate app, which allows them to schedule appointments with academic advisors, form study groups with classmates and receive reminders to help them stay on track with classes.

“Walsh is known for flexibility and this fall will be no different,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO. “We are ready to welcome new, continuing and guest students. We will be following federal and state guidelines for safety and are poised to flip to 100 percent remote delivery within 24 hours if the need arises.”

Remote learning allows students to attend class and participate from anywhere in the world. There is no difference between Walsh’s internationally and nationally ranked online programs and those delivered remotely, on ground, or in any combination. Students receive the same curriculum from faculty with decades of real world experience, in a way that fits their individual needs.

For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/coronavirus

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Retains Gold Level Status as Veteran-Friendly School

TROY, Mich., May 7, 2020 — Walsh has retained its status as a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. The MVAA’s Michigan Veteran-Friendly Schools Program highlights institutions committed to offering services and support to meet the needs of veterans or military-connected students.

Gold-level status is the MVAA’s highest distinction and recognizes schools meeting six or more of the required criteria including veteran-specific advising, resources and staff, a system to award credit based on prior military training or experience and a process for identifying current veteran students.

Walsh helps veterans transition from military service to a successful career by providing personalized service and a clear pathway to a degree. The application fee is waived and veterans have access to veteran-specific scholarships, licensed professional counselors on staff to assist during transition and extended payment due dates for GI Bill® users. Career Services advisors help translate military terms, experience and responsibilities into civilian business language for resumes and job interviews. Walsh also offers a designated space for veterans at its Troy location and a student veteran organization.

For more information about Walsh’s veteran services, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).