Building Future Business Leaders - YRK Magazine

Building Future Business Leaders

Writer michael vyskocil
Photographer Eric Forberger

students start their journeys toward becoming innovators, entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Taking students beyond their textbooks, the York College of Pennsylvania (YCP) Graham School of Business focuses on propelling careers for future business professionals.

Contemporary, compelling, competitive … those values are ones that Dean Dr. James Norrie believes York College can deliver as a sought-after regional business school. “A strong business school can be a great anchor for a business community like York,” he says. “We’re developing the student-centric, market-driven programs for the college-to-career transition.”

Debuting this fall, a new Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program offers undergraduate students selected concentrations of study in areas from entrepreneurship and innovation to social enterprise and not-for-profit management. Cybersecurity management and a revamped information technology management major add to the Bachelor of Science degree offerings.

Joining the most established graduate MBA program in the region, the new YCP Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) degree program allows qualified undergraduate accounting majors to remain at York College for a fifth year to obtain their 150 credit hours for the CPA while completing these credits at a discounted rate.

Additionally, professional certifications prepare students of all ages and professional backgrounds to boost their skills proficiency for future employment in their target industry.

“We’re shaking and awakening,” Norrie adds. “I want everybody and anybody who has a need for business education to find a home at the Graham School of Business.”

Through the generosity of York business entrepreneurs such as Donald Graham, Chloé Eichelberger, and the Willman family, the Willman Business Center, home of the Graham School of Business, delivers real-world learning environments including a NASDAQ Trading Lab.

“A good business school needs to be attuned to its community, and it needs to be a career placement resource,” Norrie says. “By being student-centric, we are doing what’s right for students to build career capacity — getting them to that next rung on the career ladder more quickly and with more business confidence.”   


Challenge your mind with world-class business thinking. Attend this year’s Chloé Eichelberger Business Education Series presentation Nov. 13 at York College featuring special guest R. David Edelman, Ph.D., Presidential Technology Advisor.

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york college of pennsylvania
  • 441 Country Club Rd. York, PA 17403
  • 717.846.7788