Conversations from China

Madeline Hamiter In a post on the Wilson Scholars Program website, titled Conversations from China, junior finance and accounting major Madeline Hamiter details her trip to China and how, through the Holland Fellows Program, she has gained an understanding of the differences in the cultures, nations and peoples and discovered opportunities to collaborate in a global business environment.


Entrepreneurship Programs at Appalachian State Entrepreneurship at Appalachian means opportunity for students and community members to learn and grow business together, including interaction with entrepreneurial organizations in the region and around the world. Learn how you can engage with the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship.

Q&A with Harry Davis


A question and answer session with Dr. Harry Davis reveals his vision and thoughts about Appalachian, the High Country, and life. The article covers multiple topics, from Davis' economic forecast for the next five years in North Carolina to the most valuable tool Appalachian can give students to succeed in the real world.

Economic Analyses


The Walker College's Department of Economics was ranked number one in research among regional university economics departments in the South, according to a 2016 published by Franklin Mixon from Columbus State University's Center for Economic Education and Kamal Upadhyaya from the University of New Haven. The study calls Appalachian an academic beehive in terms of environmental and resource economics. The Department of Economics maintains a blog that houses news on a variety of economics analyses conducted by faculty and student ecocnomic researchers at Appalachian.

Business Leaders Infographics



#WalkerfamousThe Walker College hosts the #Walkerfamous photo contest each semester. Study abroad participants are encouraged to submit a spectacular photo to earn bragging rights while highlighting travel opportunities abroad.

Research News

ResearchWalker College faculty are productive in business research and highly engaged in strategic and mission related scholarly activity. In the last five-year period, faculty members produced more than 1400 intellectual contributions, including 450 peer reviewed journal articles in more than 300 different journals.

David Carroll's Practical Advice

David CarrollDavid Carroll, Senior Executive Vice President of Wealth and Investment Management at Wells Fargo & Company was the 57th lecturer in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series. He offered practical advice to students during his speech, “Making – and Keeping – Yourself Relevant in Today’s World.” 

Erin Meezan's Interface Story

Erin MeezanThe 2016 GOC, “Problems to Possibilities,” featured a keynote address by Erin Meezan, Vice President of Sustainability at Interface. Meezan shares her vision for a more sustainable future

Alumna:Student Advice


Marketing alumna and Founder of TAKE Success, LLC spoke to students and family members during the Walker College’s April 2016 Yadkin Bank Honors Convocation. Read what her five philosophies mean to Murray.

Center 45

Center 45 VideoCenter 45, featured in this video, was launched by Appalachian MBA alumnus Chris Grasinger ’13, who experienced support from the entrepreneurship center. Grasinger now gives back through the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship mentoring programs.

Unal Boya on Studying Abroad

Unal BoyaA citizen of the world, Dr. Unal Boya has traveled with students to England, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, China, Cuba, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Read why Boya believes the study abroad experience is life changing and what’s next for him.

Learn the Lingo: Coffee Talk


Students traveling to Costa Rica learned that being an educated coffee buyer can make a difference in the quality of life for the pickers and growers. “Fair trade” or “organic” labels on the coffee are not always accurate or regulated. Read an explanation of commonly used coffee certificates. 

Freeman's Costa Rica Photo Gallery


View Appalachian photographer Marie Freeman’s photos of Walker College of Business students in Costa Rica. Interspersed with tours of coffee farms and migrant worker housing, factories, co-ops, shipping and distribution centers, the students also zip lined through a canopy of a rainforest, hiked to an active volcano, snorkeled in the crystal blue Pacific and explored the churches, museums and eateries in a number of villages.