- January 16, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Shukla

Congratulations Dr. Shukla

Dr. Sushma Shukla for publishing Innovation and Economic Growth: A Case of India in Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews in June 2017.  This article reviews the innovation in India’s Economic Growth.  Check it out here. To apply at VIU and register for one of her courses, start your application online at  https://www.viu.edu/admissions-aid/admissions/apply-now/.

- December 20, 2017

Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

At VIU, we believe that giving is something that should happen all year and want to bring your attention to a few ways that you can get involved here. We look for ways to benefit our students either through time or money.

Student Perspective: Time Management

Student Perspective: Time Management

One of the most difficult challenges facing international MBA students in the United States is time management. With finals approaching, MBA students should be thinking about how to be more organized in order to maintain a balance between studies, work, and home. One important consequence of bad time management is poor health choices. As a […]

- December 6, 2017

Finding My Passion

Finding My Passion

Dr. Shelton Rhodes My career path spans three professional domains; the U.S Army, Academia/Education, and Entrepreneurship. Passion led me to pursue these career paths. My first passion was for the adventure and the leadership opportunity provided by military service. My second passion academia and education resulted from my thirst for knowledge and the awareness that […]

- November 30, 2017

Delving with the Dean – Mindfulness

Delving with the Dean – Mindfulness

Dr. Grace Klinefelter shares on mindfulness. What is mindfulness and why does it matter to college students? Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years and is becoming very important again as we all struggle to balance the seemingly endless demands on our time.  It is not a religious practice and is defined as “the […]

- November 29, 2017

5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Customer Satisfaction

5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Customer Satisfaction

Dr. Lee shares five quick ways to boost your customer satisfaction.    Track and monitor customer feedback and reviews on the Internet and social media platforms, so that you can understand what they like, dislike, want, and need.  Build positive customer experiences, by tapping into what customers like, want, and need.  Develop strategies to overcome what […]

- November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Wishes

Thanksgiving Wishes

Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States.  We join together with friends and family and reflect on things that we are grateful for.  Some people are grateful for the time off with family and friends, some for the food, some for football, but the one thing that draws them all together is that […]

- 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 […]