Business firms continue to face rapid changes in ways of doing business, delivering products and services, relating to suppliers and competing for customers. The faculty's understanding of these changes is important for updating course content and ensuring the currency of curricula.
The College of Business Advisory Board established the Faculty-In-Business Program to provide an opportunity for business faculty to observe and hear about developments occurring within business organizations in the Puget Sound and Central regions of Washington state. Faculty have visited the following sites since its inception in Winter 2000.
Microsoft Corporation (Redmond)
Tommy Bahama (Seattle)
The Boeing Company (Renton)
The Boeing Company (Everett)
Knight Vale & Gregory (Tacoma; regional accounting firm that received the "Best Use of Technology in an Accounting Practice" recognition in 1999-2000)
Pacific Aerospace & Electonics (Wenatchee; international engineering and technical manufacturing company specializing in high-performance components and subassemblies for aerospace, defense electronics, medical, geotechnology and transportation industries)
AT&T Wireless (Redmond)
AFC/Seattle Coffee Company (downtown Seattle; Vashon Island; Renton)
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