First EMBA Cohort Visits China

Prairie View A&M University’s first cohort of Executive MBA students travelled to China May 17 – 25, 2014 for their study abroad excursion.  The nine EMBA students were accompanied on their trip by EMBA Director, Dr. Daniel Perez Liston and Associate Director Charity Cooper.  To see a few photos and hear about their experience, follow …

Executive MBA Fall 2014 Application Deadline Extended

Did you miss the application deadline for the EMBA fall 2014 cohort?  It’s not too late to apply.  The application deadline has been extended until Friday, August 1.  Visit the EMBA site for information.

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Business Dean Quddus to Deliver August Commencement Address

Dr. Munir Quddus, associate provost for the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center and dean for the College of Business, has been selected as the August 2014 Commencement speaker.  Dr. Quddus, noted scholar, is looking forward to the event.  Summer Commencement is scheduled for the morning of August 16, 2014.  View additional information here.

Applications for Business Summer Programs for High School Students Available

Attention prospective panthers!  Why spend another summer at home?  Summer is a great time to explore a college campus, take courses to get ahead and experience college life. Prairie View A&M University has a number of programs for motivated high school students.  If you are interested in business, take advantage of the Business Scholars Summer …


Dr. William Vetter Selected to Serve on Nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

A statement from the Internal Revenue Service is not always good news.  Associate Professor William Vetter, who teaches Federal Income Tax and Business Law, among other courses in the business school at PVAMU, is taking his notification from the IRS in stride.  The Department of Treasury has approved the IRS’ recommendation that Dr. Vetter be …


PVAMU Business Dean Quddus Offers Insight on Bangladesh Economy and Garment Industry in The New York Times and on National Public Radio


Dr. Munir Quddus provided valuable insight into Bangladesh’s economy, focusing on the garment district, on National Public Radio’s Planet Money program.  Quddus’ knowledge of the country’s economy and the impact of the garment district, an area of his research, was sought out immediately following the May 2013 clothing factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers; he was also quoted in an editorial piece in The New York Times.  Dr. Quddus, who has led the PVAMU College of Business for more than a decade, is also a professor of economics as well as co-author of “Entrepreneurs and Economic Development: The Remarkable Story of Garment Exports from Bangladesh.”

Bridget Ross to Lead PVAMU Small Business Development Center

Bridget Ross has been named the fourth Director for Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center (PVAMU SBDC).  Ross

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joined the PVAMU SBDC in March where she will help small business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability, all free services provided by the PVAMU SBDC for clients in Waller and Grimes counties.

Mrs. Ross has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry serving as a Regional Vice President for a major financial institution, loan officer for a mortgage banker and as a realtor.  Most recently, she served as the Houston region loan officer for PeopleFund, a non-profit 501(c) (3), Community Development Financial Institution, based in Austin, Texas and brings a wealth of knowledge from her work with ACCION, the nation’s largest micro lender.

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Congratulations to the PVAMU chapters of the Association of IT Professionals who competed successfully at the national student conference in St. Louis, the National Association of Black Accountants who earned chapter of the year and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society for recognition as an Exemplary Chapter. (More.)

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