EMU Homepage


Subscribe to the EMU News feed
Ten Thousand Villages

Doing business for charities

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them EMU alumni, are the backbone of four alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises in Harrisonburg that funnel funds toward worldwide poverty alleviation, relief and development efforts. Gift & Thrift, and its used-book enterprise, Booksavers of Virginia, and adjacent Artisans’ Hope gift shop (all three in a small shopping strip an easy walk from ...More


EMU Business and Professional Club Highlights Importance of Digital Marketing

Content of your website is king for potential clients. That was the mantra of Barry Click, co-owner of Green Solutions Carpet and Upholstery, during a social media panel discussion that anchored EMU’s annual appreciation luncheon for the 100 members of its Harrisonburg- ...More


Join EMU MBA Open House Online or On Site

People in Harrisonburg and around the world are invited to an MBA “open house” on Tuesday, May 8, from 6-7 p.m. People in the area are invited to the EMU Campus Center Lehman board room, 301, to meet co-directors, Ron Stoltzfus and Tony Smith, current students ...More


An MBA with Heart

Ten years ago Deb King would not have imagined that business was her calling in life. The masters in business administration at EMU nurtured her so that now, at 56, she sees herself as an entrepreneur with something valuable to give. King grew up in an entrepreneurial family of business owners and innovators who viewed business through the lens of servanthood. “ ...More


MBA Offers Trip of a Lifetime, Open House

As part of a three credit elective Practicum on Sustainable Enterprise Development, two Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) MBA students researched, co-authored and published a peer-reviewed case study on Fourth Sector Development. In collaboration with Tony Smith, PhD, co-director of the MBA P ...More


Learn More about an MBA at EMU

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is holding an “open house” for its master of business administration (MBA) program 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 301 on third floor of the Campus Center. Persons can meet the MBA co-directors, Ron Stoltzfus and Tony Smith and current ...More

Noted Business Expert to Speak at Homecoming

Where can you have a nourishing breakfast and hear a noted author and International speaker discuss best practices in business and economics? At the 2011 Homecoming Breakfast sponsored by the Department of Business and Economics and the local Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) chapter. Bruno Dyck, ’82, holds a PhD in business from the University of Alberta and is a pr ...More


What Answer to Malaria?

An Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) economics professor is a major player in an impassioned debate among malaria experts around the world about the best way to reduce the incidence of malaria. Chris D. Gingrich, who teaches in EMU’s business and economics department and MBA program, says everyone agrees that malaria is the largest health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, causing 300-500 ...More

MBA class in Shenandoah National Park

EMU Course Minds Its Outdoor Business

Most business courses find students and instructors meeting in stuffy classrooms – not this one. At least, not entirely. A short-term summer course at Eastern Mennonite University, “Stewardship, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship,” will include field trips in the city of Staunton and in the great outdoors, specifically in the Big Meadows area of She ...More

Commencement ceremony

EMU Grads Grin and Bear it at Graduation

The more than 3,600 people gathered Sunday afternoon, May 1, under a sea of colorful umbrellas at Eastern Mennonite University learned some lessons from bears, but not just any bears. Michael Berenstain, author and illustrator of the popular Berenstain Bears children’s book series created by his parents, Stan and Jan Berenstain, addressed the graduating seniors parents ...More