Williams College of Business Faculty

Teaching

The primary purpose of the faculty is to promote learning by business students—in accordance with the Jesuit tradition - that will improve organizations and society. Consequently, student learning is focused on developing six core competencies:

  • Critical thinking;
  • Making decisions in an ethical manner;
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Using technology as it is used in business;
  • Possessing and applying an integrated understanding of the business functional areas; and
  • Understanding the global environment.

Our goal is for all our graduates to achieve their career goals and improve society. For undergraduates, the College builds on Xavier’s strong liberal arts program to provide each student with proficiency in each of the core competencies, with excellent technical skills in his or her specific major, and with a successful transition to business. For MBAs, the College strengthens student proficiencies in the core competencies and enhances students’ business acumen.

The effectiveness of the faculty in promoting student learning requires that faculty employ a variety of teaching methods; continuously develop their own expertise in pedagogy; and continuously assess and enhance their classes, in terms of both coverage and pedagogy.

Intellectual Contributions

The effectiveness and vitality of the faculty requires that they make regular contributions to the intellectual life of their respective disciplines. Such intellectual contributions are expected to be available for public scrutiny by their academic peers and professionals. Basic research, applied research, and instructional development are all valued. However, because all students in the Williams College of Business are enrolled in either undergraduate or applied Master's programs, our intellectual contributions are predominantly in the areas of applied research and instructional development.

  • Applied Scholarship: The application, transfer, and interpretation of knowledge, which focus on the author's discipline, or related disciplines. Generally, the intended audience consists of academics and/or practitioners.
  • Instructional Development: The enhancement of the educational value of instructional efforts, either in a particular discipline, or across disciplinary boundaries. Generally, the target audience is academics with a focus on pedagogical enhancement through the advancement and refinement of instructional methods, instructional materials, or addressing other significant issues of importance in business education.
  • Basic Scholarship: The advancement of knowledge through the development of new constructs, new models, and/or theories. Generally, the intended audience consists of academics.

Internal Service

Faculty and staff contributions to internal service help ensure that the University and College successfully fulfill their missions and achieve their visions. Consequently, the faculty actively participates in the governance of the university and all College personnel serve as resources for the operation and development of the university by providing expertise and perspective.

External Service

Faculty work with external constituencies enhances

  • Economic development and the quality of life, especially in the Cincinnati region; and
  • The effectiveness and currency of the faculty.
  • Such work includes interactions with alumni, the business community, and advisory groups; as well as providing our expertise and perspective to professional, civic, and academic organizations.

 

Quick facts about the College

 

  • The Princeton Review lists the Williams College of Business as one of the nation's "Best 301 Business Schools."
  • The College is internationally accredited by AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegeiate Business Schools. Only 5 percent of all business schools in the world hold AACSB accreditation - the highest, most rigorous accreditation possible.
  • The Executive MBA program is ranked 23rd in the nation in 2012 by U.S. News Media Group.