Walsh Hosts Regional High School Business Competition

TROY, Mich., Jan. 14, 2020 — Walsh hosted 288 Macomb and Oakland County high school students participating in the Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference at its Troy location on Jan. 10, 2020.

Students from 12 schools competed in individual and team events in accounting, financial management, information technology, interviewing skills, marketing, small business management and more. Qualifying students have the opportunity to compete at the state level March 19-22 in Grand Rapids. The conference also included presentations on current business topics such as cybersecurity, finance and networking and tours of Walsh’s award-winning Troy location.

“Walsh was proud to welcome these future business leaders and see such an enthusiastic and diverse group of students showcase their knowledge, skills and talent,” said Patti Swanson, Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer at Walsh.

“Walsh was the perfect venue for the Business Professionals of America conference,” said Maurice Henderson, State Director, Business Professionals of America. “It was clearly evident that Walsh is passionate about student success.”

Business Professionals of America is a career and technical student organization for high school and college business education students, with 54,000 members nationally. Michigan is one of 23 state associations and has a membership of 5,000 students.

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).