- November 21, 2017

Dr. Poussaint Shares Thoughts on Mentoring

Dr. Poussaint Shares Thoughts on Mentoring

What is Mentoring? The role of a mentor is to help guide you to reach your personal and professional goals in life.  A mentor should be helpful, engaged, have regard and concern for other people, and be able to provide sound advice. Who mentors? Some people choose their supervisors, religious leaders, teachers, or those who […]

- November 16, 2017

Ethics – Important or Not?

Ethics – Important or Not?

Dr. Ashley Newell Dr. Ashley Newell weighs in on why ethics are relevant today. Top three reasons ethics are important: Members of society can avoid legal issues by following an ethical framework. Individuals maintain a moral sense of life without bias, dishonesty, or unfair treatment. Businesses may be viewed as leaders by applying ethics integrated […]

- November 8, 2017

5 Reasons to Reach for the CPA!

5 Reasons to Reach for the CPA!

Dr. Terry Camden I am a huge proponent of attaining the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Below are a few reasons for why I think that is an important goal.  Illustrates a level of excellence in and commitment to the accounting profession. This is a very difficult exam with @ 50% pass rates on the […]

- November 6, 2017

Tackling 401(k) Plans

Tackling 401(k) Plans

 Dr. Taemin Cha & Dr. Osman Masahudu In an effort to create more cash flow for the federal government is discussing reducing the pre-tax contribution limit for 401(k) plans. Our finance professors Dr. Masahudu and Dr. Cha tackle 401(k) plans. Check out their thoughts below! Are 401(k) plans really helping people save money? Dr. Masahudu: […]

- November 2, 2017

Becoming a Scrum Master

Becoming a Scrum Master

Most people know Project Management Institute (PMI) started to offer the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in the 1960s. It has been growing rapidly over the last 50+ years. PMPs are key players in enabling project success. As people with PMP certifications have become more successful, career paths have started emerging. In 1993, a new […]

- November 1, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity

Through a program between VIU and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program with Fairfax County, VIU students are invited to volunteer to help prepare income tax forms for low-income families in Virginia.  Volunteer opportunities include Benefits to you: Excellent learning and networking experience Free training including basic and beyond certification on IRS tax preparation software […]

- October 26, 2017

Dr. Zelalem Chala Presents at VIU 2017 International Business Conference

Dr. Zelalem Chala Presents at VIU 2017 International Business Conference

  Dr. Chala shares his topic summary and the key takeaway from his presentation at our 2017 International Business Conference. Despite more than trillions of debt and billions of trade deficit, President Trump is threatening to impose a 35% and 45% tariff on imported goods and services from Mexico and China. In a country where […]

- October 11, 2017

Success Tips for Avoiding Legal Issues

Success Tips for Avoiding Legal Issues

Dr. Newell shares her thoughts on why law and ethics are important for any career in business and what can be done to avoid legal issues throughout a career. Critical thinking and creative problem solving are a few key skills law school graduates bring to the table that can easily segue into any career field. […]

- October 10, 2017

Thoughts on Finance

Thoughts on Finance

Dr. Taemin Cha shares his thoughts on finance. Students who are interested in majoring in finance at college would often find themselves wondering what finance is about and where majoring finance would lead them in the future. I, as a Ph.D. student, had often asked the same questions myself during my graduate studies. The answers […]

- October 9, 2017

Meet the SCIS Team: Dr. Saiid Ganjalizadeh

Meet the SCIS Team: Dr. Saiid Ganjalizadeh

I serve as a full time professor in Virginia International University’s School of Computer Information Systems. I have Ph.D. degree in Information Technology and 24 years of teaching and working in higher education. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in MIS, I was active member of the Washington DC E-Leaning Advisory Council […]

- October 6, 2017

Attributes of Great Project Managers

Attributes of Great Project Managers

Dr. Jeff Radcliffe What makes a great project manager? After years of managing projects and teaching project management, I am often asked to describe what attributes most successful project managers exhibit.  Although being certified in project management helps, it is often project experience that builds the foundation for a great project manager.  I have found […]

- September 28, 2017

Welcome Dr. Cha!

Welcome Dr. Cha!

Join us in welcoming Dr. Taemin Cha to our School of Business team.  He is one of our newest adjunct faculty members. Dr.Cha brings a wealth of knowledge with him.  He has been working in financial service industry for 6 years. He earned both his MS in Finance and Ph.D. degrees from The George Washington […]

- September 25, 2017

3 Reasons to Obtain a PM Certification

3 Reasons to Obtain a PM Certification

Project Management is one of the hottest areas in the employment industry since it spans so many industries.  Obtaining a certificate in project management will help you stand out in an ever growing field. Global Recognition These certifications are highly sought after by employers in many fields and areas around the globe. All Project Management […]

- September 22, 2017

Journey to my Career in Marketing

Journey to my Career in Marketing

Dr. Robinson shares his journey to his career in Marketing. My interest in marketing came by accident. During my tenure at Exxon Mobil beginning in the 1990s, the company was revising its corporate brand and had brought in an external consultant, Professor David Aaker. He had just published his second book, Building Strong Brands, and […]

- September 20, 2017

Welcome Dr. Masahudu

Welcome Dr. Masahudu

Join us in welcoming Dr. Osman Masahudu.  He joined the faculty and staff of VIU in April of this year. He lives in the Northern Virginia area with his family. Dr. Masahudu is a Financial Policy Analyst for the United States Department of Agriculture – Forest Service. He works closely with the CFO to address […]

- September 18, 2017

Personal Finance Workshop

Personal Finance Workshop

Mr. Forbes & Dr. Eze Amaefule We are pleased to announce our Personal Finance Workshop on Wednesday evening, October 4th from 6 to 7:30 pm in Room 301. This event is co-sponsored by the Student Affairs and the School of Business. Speakers will include Dr. Eze Amaefule, member of School of Business Program Advisory Committee […]

- September 15, 2017

Call for subject matter experts!

Call for subject matter experts!

VIU Is looking for subject matter experts who would be willing to assist us by reviewing our programs.  We are looking for experience in accounting, finance, healthcare, management, hospitality, human resources, global logistics, entrepreneurship, marketing, project management, contract management, and mass media.  Individuals must have work experience and a Master’s degree or higher and live […]

- September 5, 2017

Dr. Klinefelter Presents at IACBE Annual Meeting

Dr. Klinefelter Presents at IACBE Annual Meeting

Dr. Klinefelter attended the annual International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) Conference in San Francisco in April and presented a poster entitled “The Impact of Coaching on the Educational Experience of Business Students”. The poster introduced the concept of implementing coaching programs for college students to enhance their learning experience both in the classroom […]

- August 29, 2017

Professor Abdo Presents at the Public Relations Society Association-National Capital Chapter Workshop

Professor Abdo Presents at the Public Relations Society Association-National Capital Chapter Workshop

  Professor Abdo presented Writing as a PR/Social Media Maven at a workshop hosted by the Public Relations Society Association-National Capital Chapter. Professor Abdo presented on building strategic communication for Digital and Social Media. His presentation answered questions on how to empower your writing and content story telling.  He also reviewed best practices to build an […]

- August 17, 2017

Dr. Chala’s AEEA Conference Presentation

Dr. Chala’s AEEA Conference Presentation

Dr. Chala presented on The Paradox of Ethiopian Economic Growth, Famine, and Youth Migration at the annual meeting for the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association. His presentation reviewed Ethiopia’s remarkable and rapid economic growth achievements. However, the United Nation and USAID are reporting that 5-10 Million people are in chronic food shortage for the last […]