Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Richard J. Wehle School of Business (WSB) at Canisius University. As the Dean of the WSB, I am proud to be a part of our long tradition of developing successful business leaders.
The WSB offers world-class programs taught by exceptional faculty in a learning environment where you will develop into an ethical, socially-responsible leader. Buffalo is home to global corporations, businesses of all sizes, a dynamic entrepreneurial hub, and a variety of industries.  As a student in the WSB, you will have unlimited opportunity for internships and rewarding careers through our faculty who have forged deep connections to the business community here.
In a competitive environment, experience and connections are your tickets to success. You will get the right experience through our academic and co-curricular programs and we will open doors to alumni and employers to get you internships that lead to job offers and rewarding careers.  
The WSB is proud to hold AACSB International accreditation, the premier accrediting agency for business programs in the world. We have been accredited longer than any other private business school in Western New York. Accreditation is your guarantee that our programs are current and consistent with business as it is practiced today. It also ensures that you are being taught by faculty who remain engaged with their disciplines and their professions. Many of the WSB faculty have extensive practical experience in addition to scholarly expertise, and we believe this combination results in the best business education anywhere.
I invite you to explore our website and schedule a time to visit and talk with me in person about the Richard J. Wehle School of Business and all we can offer you.
Shawn O'Rourke, PhD, Dean
Richard J. Wehle School of Business