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Appalachian’s Walker College of Business to host information session on its executive education courses Dec. 1; local business community is encouraged to attend

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business will host a 90-minute information session on its executive education courses beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Boyles lobby area, which is located on the second floor of Peacock Hall on the university campus.

The session is free and open to the public. Business professionals or representatives of companies with training needs are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Executive education is closely aligned with the college’s mission to deliver transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders. It aims to fill an industry need to further employee growth in functional areas of business, and it will allow participants flexibility to participate in the way that’s best fitted to them.

Led by experienced Appalachian faculty who possess doctorate degrees in the content area they teach in, executive education courses will offer research-based insights and provide opportunities to gain critical knowledge, to learn about industry trends and to develop new expertise.

Possible course topics include Lean Six Sigma training, which relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance; financial management; marketing and sales; human resource management, IT for non-IT managers; and leadership development.

For more information or to begin the process of creating an executive education opportunity, contact Donna Lindabury at or 828-262-2922.

About the Walker College of Business

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs, and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 2,800 undergraduates in nine majors and nearly 150 graduate students, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.