Walsh College

Points of Pride

 

We maintain a focus on balance - for our students and within our community.
Walsh College is a leading all-business college and one of Michigan's largest graduate business schools. 

Our student body of nearly 4,200 is almost evenly balanced between men and women.
For 92 years, we have been offering educational degree programs and regional outreach as a private, all-business institution. We are located in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Our students balance their education with their employment and family life.

  • The average age of our undergraduate students is 30; for graduate students, the average age is 34.
  • More than 91 percent of our students attend Walsh part-time.

 We balance the campus experience with the business experience offered by exceptional partners.

  • In the 2012-13 academic year:
    • More than 1,000 companies recruited at Walsh.
    • The number of students registered in eRecruiting reached 7,500.
    • More than 2,400 job opportunities were posted at Walsh.
  • Walsh students and alumni entrepreneurs can become members of Blackstone LaunchPad. This national program, available at select schools, encourages entrepreneurial thinking and activity among undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and alumni. Blackstone LaunchPad incubates a new generation of entrepreneurs who will contribute to the economic revitalization of key regions.
    • More than 400 students and alumni are engaged in the Wash College Blackstone LaunchPad program. 
    • Nearly 200 of these members have submitted a business idea and have received free consulting services. 
    • 100 of these business ventures have already launched or will launch during the next year. 

Walsh College awarded 863 degrees during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • We offer fully accredited degrees at the bachelor and master levels, as well as undergraduate and graduate-level certificates.
  • We offer top-quality programs in accounting, finance, information technology and assurance, management and leadership, marketing, taxation, and other fields.
  • Walsh’s largest undergraduate programs include:
    • Bachelor of Accountancy
    • BBA—Management
    • BBA—Finance
  • The largest graduate programs include:
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Management
    • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • In 2013, Walsh opened its award-winning, 1,400 square-foot Finance Lab. The Finance Lab gives students a taste of Wall Street with 12 Bloomberg terminals, several large flat-screen televisions tuned to market and financial reports, and breakout rooms where students can examine current market conditions, trends, and discuss future projections. The lab will serve as a lifelong education, research, and financial literacy resource for alumni, educators, businesses, and community residents.
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup: The Premier MBA Competition; in the six years this competition has been offered, Walsh earned first place in three of those years, and second place in the other three years.
  • Walsh College’s graduate Information Assurance curriculum conforms to rigorous federal agency standards. We have been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006.

Our faculty members educate our students with a balance of real-world application and business theory. 

  • 23 full-time faculty
  • 26 clinical faculty
  • 147 adjunct faculty
  • Three Fulbright Specialists
  • Eighty percent of our faculty actively work in the business community
  • Our faculty hold more than 70 different business, technology, and educational certifications or designations. 

 Our undergraduate and graduate cost per credit hour creates great value.

  • Cost Per Credit Hour
    • Undergraduate Tuition: $388 per credit hour
    • Graduate Tuition: $641 per credit hour
  • Scholarships
    • More than $300,000 in scholarship funds is available to Walsh students.
    • 216 students received scholarships during 2012-13.
    • 51 students received Community College Excellence Awards in 2012-13.
    • Ninety percent of Walsh employees donate to the Walsh College Employee Scholarship Fund.
Walsh College has 25,359 alumni worldwide. More than 83 percent of our alumni live and work in Michigan.
  • Our alumni lead the world’s corporations and their own businesses, including:
    • David Girodat, affiliate president and CEO, Fifth Third Bank Eastern Michigan
    • Deborah Hopkins, chief innovation officer, Citi Corp
    • Jackie Buchanan, CEO, Genisys Credit Union
    • Jeffrey Littmann, CFO, Buffalo Bills & Ralph Wilson Enterprises
    • Jerry Schafer, corporation corporate vice president for Worldwide Development, McDonald’s
    • Ken McClure, COO, Hiller’s Markets Inc.
    • Laurie Maccadino, vice president, Corporate Audit & Compliance, Chrysler Group, LLC
    • Lou Schmidt Jr., president, Honey Baked Ham
    • Margaret Kelly, president and CEO, Re/Max International
    • Mike Morrison, president, Guardian Automotive
    • Paul Glantz, president, Proctor Financial, Inc.; owner, Emagine Entertainment
    • Robert Watson, assistant treasurer & chief investment officer, Chrysler Group
    • Veronica Hall, COO,  Henry Ford Hospital

When they graduate, Walsh students automatically become lifetime members of the Walsh College Alumni Association. The benefits of this free lifetime membership include access to the library and career services’ resources.

  • Library
    • Access to the library, on-campus databases, and librarian services, which can be used for academic and professional research.
    • Our comprehensive Tax Library at the Troy campus is among the finest in the country. It has specialized collection that makes technical tax research easy and convenient for students and tax professionals.
    • An online tax portal within the Library contains hundreds of valuable, timely data sources for research and informative reading, most of which are free to all Internet users. (http://researchguides.walshcollege.edu/taxresources
  • Career Services
    • The ability to attend career fairs and company presentations, apply to job listings, receive personalized resume reviews, conduct mock interviews, job search assistance, networking opportunities, and career assessments.
    • Hire Walsh” recruitment services for alumni businesses. During the 2012-2013 academic year, more than 1,000 companies recruited at Walsh.

 We seek to contribute well-balanced students and well-balanced programs that support the future of our nation and our region.

  • Walsh College President Stephanie Bergeron is a member of the Council on Competitiveness (compete.org), a non-partisan, non-governmental organization of corporate CEOs, university presidents, and labor leaders committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.
  • Our vision statement focuses on “contributing to Michigan’s revitalized economy.” Students, faculty, and staff participate in a variety of community programs, such as:
    • APT to Succeed for Troy Middle School students
    • Capuchin Soup Kitchen
    • Walsh College MBA Association (WCMA): Adopt-a-Highway; Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Competition
    • Accounting & Tax Student Organization (ATSO): Toys for Tots for U.S. Marines; Blackwell Institute - Troy Field Trip; Hazel Park Manor - Senior Citizen Tax Return Assistance; Troy Nature Center - Spring Clean Up; The Accounting Aid Society - Low Income Family Tax Return Assistance
    • Focus: HOPE:  Walk and Diversity Festival; Meal Deliveries
    • Gleaners Food Bank: “Food Fight to Take Childhood Hunger”;  Neighborhood Food Drive
    • MLK Day: A Celebration of Freedom 
    • Detroit Public Schools’ Blackwell Institute: Monthly Reading and Math Tutoring; Annual Troy Campus Field Trip; Collection Drives; Santa Toy Express
    • Toys for Tots Collection for U.S. Marines
    • Veterans Returning to Roseville Outreach Program

  • Walsh College is a partner with Middle-Eastern business leaders in the Detroit area as a member of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce. Both are non-profit business organizations.
    • Walsh College takes pride in the partnerships and affiliations that have been forged with community and trade groups like those listed below. These relationships are an integral part of making Walsh a vibrant and vital resource to its surrounding community.
      • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
      • Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)
      • American Society of Employers (ASE)
      • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Member
      • The Association for Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
      • Automation Alley
      • Council for Competitiveness
      • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
      • Detroit Economic Club
      • Detroit Regional Chamber
      • Executive Doctor of Business Administration Council (EDBAC)
      • Focus: HOPE
      • Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce
      • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
      • Inforum Michigan
      • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
      • Michigan Council on Economic Education (MCEE)
      • Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)
      • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
      • Michigan Tax Tribunal
      • Novi Chamber of Commerce
      • Troy Chamber of Commerce

    The College is recognized locally and nationally.

    • The Walsh Master of Science in Taxation (MST) was ranked 14th in the country in a survey of Tax Hiring Authorities and 7th in the survey of MST Alumni.
    • Online MBA, online Bachelor of Business Administration, online Master of Management, online Master of Computer Science degrees rated a Best Buy by GetEducated.com. The website also rated Walsh as one of the best online universities for affordability.
    • 2012 Innovation Award for Information Security Practices from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
    • G.I. Jobs named Walsh College a “Military Friendly School” for 2014, making it the fifth consecutive year Walsh has been recognized for this achievement. 
    • The Jeffery W. Barry Center at the Troy campus is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

    Walsh alumni are employed at virtually every firm listed on "Carin's List: Michigan's 20 Largest Accounting Firms." Including:

      • ​Alan C. Young & Associates PC
      • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
      • BDO USA LLP
      • Clayton & McKervey PC
      • Deloitte LLP
      • Doeren Mayhew & Co. PC
      • Ernst & Young LLP
      • Experis Finance US LLC
      • Fenner Melstrom and Dooling PLC
      • Godfrey Hammel, Danneels & Co. PC
      • Gordon Advisors PC
      • Grant Thornton LLP
      • Iannuzzi Manetta & Co. PC
      • Jenkins, Magnus, Volk & Carroll PC
      • MRPR Group PC
      • Plante Moran PLLC
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
      • The Rehmann Group LLC
      • UHY Advisors Michigan Inc. 
      • Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants