The Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business is dedicated to providing distinctive academic programs based on the integration of business and liberal arts education. This integration in both curriculum and delivery systems is requisite to prepare our students for life-long learning and to aid their adaptation to changing social, technological and economic conditions. This integration enhances the capabilities of our graduates in written and oral communication, computing and technology, international dimensions, critical thinking, ethics, social responsibility, and team effectiveness.
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the programs of the Gore School of Business reflect Westminster College’s continuing commitment to provide a student-oriented learning environment and innovative education of exceptional quality. The integration of business and liberal arts education contributes to students’ effectiveness as citizens and agents of change. Whether students are preparing for entry-level or mid-career qualifications, the programs of the Gore School of Business offer a solid foundation of business knowledge and understanding of the complexity of organizations as they function in a global environment. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
From Our Program
If I am given the opportunity to relive my college decision moment, I would choose to attend Westminster again. At first, quite honestly, I was skeptical of attending a small liberal arts college in Utah. However, one semester in, I realized Westminster is the right place for me.
The Gore School of Business is a well-connected, hidden gem of a business school. Not to mention all the interesting professors and wonderful administrators I have met and gotten to know on an intimate level.
Derrick graduated summa cum laude with a double major in finance and economics as well as the Honors program certificate. In summer 2014, Derrick interned with Goldman Sachs' Salt Lake City office. This summer, he will be interning with D.A. Davidson & Co.'s IIG Research in Seattle. He will be starting a Masters in Finance at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain after the 11-week internship.
As a teacher, I am aware of the responsibility I have to students. I take that responsibility very seriously. My role as a teacher makes it vital for me to engage students for exploration and learning. This role entails involving students both within and outside the classroom.
I strive to engage my students intellectually to allow them to first examine, then question and ultimately apply the ideas and theories presented. This convergence of theory and application builds the foundation for marketing knowledge. This intellectual curiosity and vitality is important for students while they are at Westminster, as well as after they leave.
The future success of my students has always been a strong driver in my academic career. I make demands of myself to be enthusiastic, prepared, current, curious, creative and intellectually honest. I bring these characteristics to class with me every day. I love teaching marketing in the BVGSB.
Professor Nancy Panos Schmitt teaches a variety of marketing courses, including Marketing Principles, Advertising, Selling and Branding. Nancy’s interest and expertise focuses on marketing strategy, consumer product branding, advertising and selling strategies.
Nancy’s love of teaching and mentoring has been acknowledged over the years. She has been awarded The Gore excellence in Teaching Award, The Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Faculty Advisor of the Year and the Most Influential Professor in the BVGSB.
Nancy is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Marketing Educator’s Association. She has presented papers dealing with teaching methodology at conferences throughout her career. Academically, Nancy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Philosophy, Master’s degree in Genetics, spent one year in a Doctoral program in Genetics before obtaining an MBA from the University of Utah.
Nancy is a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan having made the pilgrimage to Lambeau to see her beloved Packers. Nancy is a keen observer of pop culture. Nancy’s office is a testament to consumer product branding.