School of Business is committed to develop leaders for
tomorrow’s business world. Our programs in Business
Administration, Accounting, and the MBA provide all the skills
needed to succeed in today’s fast changing world. Students
entering university now will most likely change careers five
times in their professional live. They will be working in fields
that have yet to be invented and developed. They will be
routinely working with people from all corners of the world. The
Greek philosopher Heraclitus said: “All is flux and
transformation, everything flows, nothing abides.” And so it is
with business, forcing you quickly to become aware that learning
is a lifelong enterprise. We are taking great pride in preparing
our students for such a world. The School of Business is placing
emphasis on the fundamentals, such as critical thinking and
problem solving, and a blended approach of theory and practice.
The School maintains close ties to the local business community
which affords students with internship opportunities and real
world connections for class projects. We are continually
developing international partnerships and all students are
encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities – this
global community is the world they will be working in.
Equally important to the professional skills required of a
business leader is the continual development of the human
spirit. Independent of any religious affiliation our highest
goal is to educate professional that reflect the Benedictine
values. We educate our students to be passionate with
compassion, global thinkers grounded in community, to know, to
care, and to serve.
Richard Beer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business