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About Us

Welcome!

Fikru H. BoghossianOn behalf of the faculty, staff, and students I would like to welcome you to the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management (SBM). As a  student of the Graves School, you will acquire the advanced set of business skills based on a strong liberal arts foundation which enables you to be adaptable to different settings, domestic and global. 

We offer an array of programs including bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The curricula are rigorous, relevant, and forward-looking. Our highly qualified and productive faculty, over 90 percent with the Ph.D. degree in their discipline, combines years of experience in the business world with their research in their teaching and community engagement.

All of our programs in business and accounting, at all levels, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The highest level of achievement is earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.  

Our location, the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan setting, with abundant cultural and recreational attractions, and convenient modes of transportation affords us proximity to headquarters of major corporations and government agencies for internships and career choices.  Guided by our Mission and set of Core Values, administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to the delivery of high-quality education to our students.  

Please visit us online or in person. 

Fikru H. Boghossian, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean

Mission & Core Values

The mission of Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management is to:

  • Offer high quality undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and executive education programs that prepare a diverse student population to succeed as business professionals and to become engaged citizens in their neighborhoods and global economy
  • Conduct scholarly research that advances theory and practice in business disciplines, contributes to teaching and learning, enhances the performance of organizations, and inform public policy decision making
  • Contribute to local, state, regional and national economic development initiatives in the pursuit of widely shared prosperity and well-being.  

The core values below guide the promotion of student learning and success, faculty scholarship and research, and community engagement at the SBM.  

Excellence. Excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavors, student services, and in all aspects of the School's operations is continuously pursued to ensure institutional effectiveness and efficiency.  

Integrity. At the SBM, honest communications, ethical behavior, and accountability for words and deeds are expected from all members of the School community.  

Respect. Each person within the SBM is to be treated with respect and dignity and is to be treated equitably in all situations.  

Diversity. A broad diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and supported at the school as essential to quality education in a global interdependent society.  

Innovation The SBM encourages and supports its faculty, staff, and students in all forms of scholarship including the discovery and application of knowledge in teaching and learning.  

Leadership. The SBM seeks to provide rigorous academic curricula and challenges co-curricular opportunities to promote the development of leadership qualities in students and to facilitate leadership development among faculty, staff, and students.