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Join a collaborative, worldwide network of expert faculty and other working professionals in Walden’s School of Management.

Unlock Your Leadership Potential in Walden’s School of Management

Are you ready to become an influential business leader, manager, or scholar? Earn your business degree from Walden’s award-winning School of Management to gain the next-level skills and credentials you need to make a greater impact in your organization—and in your career.

Our School of Management received the Silver Achievement Award in 2020 from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), as well as the 2019 Performance Excellence Award from the Performance Excellence Network (PEN). These awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated outstanding performance quality.

High-Quality Curriculum

Feel confident in choosing a school that has received national industry recognition for quality and performance excellence.

Distinguished Faculty

Our business management programs are taught by dedicated practitioner faculty who are experts in their fields.

Interactive Content

Benefit from an engaging, immersive online student experience that prepares you for real workplace challenges.

Personalized Student Support

From Student Success Advising to research coaches, our suite of support services is designed to keep you on track.

Accredited Business Degree Programs

The following Walden programs are accredited by ACBSP, a specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide:

Walden’s MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by ACBSP and have earned the organization's separate accounting accreditation.

For Student Achievement data, view Walden’s profile on the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator and the CMT DATA page.

Accounting and finance students view the Finance and Accountancy Resource Center.

Leadership – Meet Our Faculty and Staff

  • Marilyn Powell

    Marilyn Powell

    Vice Provost

    Dr. Powell leads collaboratively across the university to innovate and implement online and blended learning options for working adults. Prior to her academic career, she worked in nonprofit behavioral health settings. In 2019, she was among a select group of leaders chosen to participate in the Baldrige Executive Fellows Program.

  • Karlyn Barilovits

    Karlyn Barilovits

    Dean

    Dr. Barilovits joined Walden in 2010 and has played an instrumental role in building several of Walden’s technology degree programs. In addition to 25 years in leadership and teaching in higher education, she has experience as a programmer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

  • John McDonald

    Jack McDonald

    Program Director

    Dr. McDonald has held a variety of managerial positions in marketing and marketing research consulting fields, including being the president and partner in a large, closely held firm. His experience includes all facets of marketing as well as strategic management and operational roles.

  • Bob Castaneda

    Bob Castaneda

    Program Director

    Dr. Castaneda has worked in a number of countries in senior finance positions. He is currently a board member and treasurer for the Illinois Literacy Foundation and is also a member of Financial Executives International, AICPA, and the Illinois CPA Society.

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