Areas of Greatest Need | 2014


W. Frank Barton school of business

W. Frank Barton School of Business

The nationally acclaimed W. Frank Barton School of Business offers various programs for up-and-coming business professionals in:

Business Administration
Human Resources Management

International Business
Management Information Systems
Real Estate Emphasis




W. Frank Barton School of Business FY 2014 Priorities


circle arrow Immediate Priorities


Koch Global Trading Center

A state-of-the-art Koch Global Trading Center is a must for a top-tier business school. The center will help prepare students for careers in the financial and energy markets, as investment analysts, portfolio managers and risk managers. Access to this facility equipped with real-time stock quotes, international data feeds and financial analysis software will be a monumental step forward so that students have the skills to become successful leaders and effective employees in a global economy. Funds will be used to simulate the kind of sophisticated trading activity occurring in financial centers around the world and to create an endowment to support ongoing equipment and software upgrades.

Barton School Sponsorships

  • Research Connection – faculty research publication
  • Business Week
  • Youth Summer Camps – MIS, accounting
  • Center for International Business
  • Center for Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Competition
  • Center for Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship Forum Series
  • Center for Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneur Training Program

Dean's Club

Unrestricted giving to the Barton School

Faculty Support

  • Faculty Endowments ($3,000,000 per endowed chair)
  • Faculty Fellowships

Student Support

  • Graduate Assistantships / Teaching Assistantship support
  • Merit-based graduate fellowships
  • Merit-based scholarsihps


circle arrow Emerging Priorities


Money for student, faculty, program and project support critical to the success of the Barton School of Business is expected to make up the remainder of the academic priorities, but is not necessarily currently envisioned by academic and Foundation leadership in the detailed format as the priorities listed above.


circle arrow Visionary Priorities


New business school building


Make Your Impact


For further information about how you can help the W. Frank Barton School of Business, please contact:

Angela Dudley
Director of development for the W. Frank Barton School of Business




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