Pathways in the Business prepare students to study business or finance in college, give them a jump on career planning and teach them the fundamentals of running a successful business. Some of the topics covered in the Business pathways are financial planning, banking, insurance, international finance, entrepreneurship and accounting. Why is Supplier Diversity important? Increasing and maintaining relationships with diverse suppliers helps to support UVA’s mission of delivering high-quality education, research, public service and healthcare. We are committed to supporting this mission by developing and maintaining sustainable and positive relationships with qualified and reliable small, women, and minority-owned (SWAM) businesses. In this session, we will provide information and answer your questions about the mission and history of supplier diversity at UVA, how a supplier qualifies as a SWAM business, resources to help you find and work with SWAM businesses, and SWAM contracts.