Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA).  When you decide to be a part of the WCBA, you become part of a community of thought leaders and learners that want to make a difference in our world.

You and your academic and professional success are our priority. We are committed to helping you with both academic and professional preparation to ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. Rigorous coursework, engagement with the business community, applied learning, and career-related experiences all enable you to develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences that support success during college and beyond. Whether interested in working in business, journalism, communication, broadcasting, government, or nonprofit organizations, you will have many opportunities to discover your passions.

Our business programs are accredited by AACSB International. This accreditation recognizes the excellence of our students, faculty, staff, and curriculum. Only 5% of the business programs in the world have earned AACSB accreditation so students can be assured of receiving a high-quality business education at Youngstown State University (YSU).

Our Communication programs prepare you for rewarding careers that understand that “the medium is the message”.  Working with faculty, who are knowledgeable about the present and future of the industry, allows you to make a seamless transition to your career. 

I hope you will enjoy learning about the WCBA, and I encourage you to visit us often as you make your college decision. Our faculty, staff, and students are here to welcome you, answer your questions, and share how the Williamson College of Business Administration may be the place for you.

With Penguin Pride,
Dean's Signature

Kelly Wilkinson, PhD

Dean, Williamson College of Business Administration