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Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University

Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University

Williamson College of Business Administration, Youngstown State University


The department of business administration was established at Youngstown Institute of Technology in 1923. As the business program grew and Youngstown College became Youngstown State University, the School of Business was formed. To strengthen its ability to serve the education needs of regional businesses, the School of Business established the MBA Program in 1971. In 1981, the school was named the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. School of Business Administration in honor of the school’s benefactor. When the Division of Academic Affairs was reorganized in 1993, all schools became colleges.

The Williamson family continues to be generous to the university and the college. In 1992, the Williamsons made a very generous gift to form the Center for International Business. Now called the Williamson Center for International Business, the Center encourages the integration of international perspectives across the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the WCBA, assists faculty development, and provides outreach services to the business community.


The mission of the WCBA is to prepare undergraduate and MBA students for productive and fulfilling careers as leaders in business, government, nonprofit organizations, and society:

  • We emphasize a student-centered, teaching/learning process with a focus on the application of theory to practice and the intellectual and professional development of our students.
  • We promote and reward faculty scholarship that influences management/business practice and that enhances the teaching-learning process.
  • We encourage and reward service activities by our students, faculty, and staff that add value to the regional business community.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


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