The School of Business and Professional Studies at Radford University was created in 1978. In 2010 the University broke ground on a new building for the College which was opened in 2012. In 2016 this building was named “Kyle Hall in recognition of Penelope Kyle’s eleven-years of service as President of Radford University.” Kyle Hall includes conference rooms, auditorium-style classrooms, and an array of community spaces created for collaboration and teamwork. It features the latest in financial research capabilities and educational technology and houses a trading room. The building was also awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Designation.
The College was officially named the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics in 2018, and it stands as an AACSB accredited business school. Sandra and William’s donations to the College will fund scholarships for eighty students each year.
Davis offers undergraduate degrees in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Finance, Finance (Insurance and Real Estate concentration), Management, Management (Entrepreneurship concentration), Marketing, Business Administration, and Economics. A Bachelor of Science with a major in Economics is also offered. The MBA program is available in full-time, part-time, or an “earn your MBA your way” program. A SAS joint Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is also available, which partners students with SAS, the worldwide leader in data analytics software.
Each year Davis offers summer trips to allow students the opportunity to participate in international business. In the past, graduate faculty members have led students on trips to Belgium, China, Australia, Germany, and Greece. Students earn credit towards their degrees by going on these trips. The Davis College of Business sponsors many clubs and organizations for business students to build relationships between students and members of the community. There are fraternities, honor societies, and many clubs for students to choose from, such as American Marketing Association, Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Management Association, and Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization.
At Radford University, a Bachelor degree in Business Administration can be completed online so that students can earn their degree on their schedule. The Davis College of Business and Economics understands that adult learners have family, work, or other commitments and need the flexibility of online classes. Students are eligible if they have completed a transferable Associates degree or are within six credit hours of completing all general education requirements. The Earn Your MBA Your Way program allows students to choose classroom or online classes with a ninety-minute live interactive session either weekly or bi-weekly. Students can choose completely online and attend the live sessions via Zoom or choose to be in class in person.