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School of Business & Management

About Us


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, where excellence and innovation thrive.

Our diverse academic offerings include ten undergraduate programs, six master's options, and six specialized Ph.D. focus areas. This breadth caters to students' varied aspirations and aligns with the dynamic business landscape.

What truly sets us apart is our steadfast commitment to experiential learning. We understand that theoretical knowledge alone is insufficient in the competitive business world. Hence, we actively collaborate with industry leaders to provide hands-on experiences.

Our partnerships with top businesses offer unique opportunities, from internships and co-op programs to consulting projects and immersive workshops. These experiences empower our students, whether they pursue corporate roles, entrepreneurship, or further studies.

Our three research centers—the National Center for Blockchain and FinTech, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Data Analytics and Sports Gaming Research—, while collaborating with other internal and external centers and institutes, bridge academia and industry, keeping our students updated on industry trends.

We take immense pride in our academic accreditations, including AACSB accreditation for all business programs and a separate accreditation for our accounting program. We are also among the select few schools globally offering a PMI GAC-accredited project management program in an AACSB-accredited school.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Capital Markets Lab, provide practical learning environments offering Bloomberg terminals, access to numerous financial databases, and asset management training where students apply their knowledge and become well-prepared professionals.

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.  Our world-class faculty, known for their expertise and diversity, collaborate with industry leaders to bring real-world case studies to the classroom. They are dedicated to nurturing students' talents and ambitions.

Our curricula are designed to equip graduates with the skills and insights needed for the modern business world. We aim not just for immediate success but for long-term excellence.

Choosing our Business School means immersing yourself in a dynamic and supportive environment that offers outstanding academic programs, unique opportunities, and a rich cultural experience. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and prepare for a successful career in the business world. Welcome to a world of possibilities at the Graves Business School. 

Please explore our website to learn more about our programs, research initiatives, and opportunities. Whether you are a prospective student, current student, faculty member, or part of our community, we are thrilled to have you as part of our dynamic and innovative community.  We look forward to helping you achieve your goals at the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.


Warm regards,

Ali Emdad

Interim 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.