About the College

With the highest seal of quality business schools can earn worldwide—accreditation from AACSB International for both business and accounting—the College of Business and Economics provides a world-class business education that transforms thousands of students into professionals each year.

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Why choose the College of Business and Economics?

The College of Business and Economics offers:

  • World-class academic programs sealed with approval by AACSB International
  • An average class size of 30 that allows for greater interaction with professors and classmates
  • Certifications for software skills in high demand, such as Microsoft Excel, built into courses
  • Abundant experiential learning opportunities like case competitions, service learning projects and internships that sharpen your knowledge and skills and enhance your  résumé
  • Industry-leading technology from Bloomberg, SAP, Microsoft and more
  • Personalized academic and career advising
  • Networking and professional development opportunities through college events and student organizations
  • Scholarship awards based on need and merit


93% of our 2019 graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduating.

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Educational Philosophy

We believe that it's not enough to teach theory in the classroom. It's critical for students to learn and grow by applying their skills and knowledge while they're still in school. That is why all accounting, business administration and business systems and processes majors complete at least one internship before graduating in the one-of-a-kind Professional Experience course. 

Three students working at a latptop at their internship in downtown baltimore
CBE Students complete hundreds of internships in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas each year.

Applied learning is woven throughout our programs and courses, such as the capstone Strategic Management class, in which all students tackle a case provided by a real company in the Live Strategy Case Competition.

Transforming Students into Professionals

With this hands-on approach to learning, CBE prepares graduates for success in their professional careers as defined by our Profile of a Graduate, which outlines the key knowledge, skills and attitudes our programs promise to deliver.

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the business college of choice for students, faculty and organizations in our region.

Mission Statement

The College of Business and Economics develops high quality and innovative programs and resources, connects individuals to opportunities by applying theory to practice in curricular, co-curricular and scholarship activities, and transforms students into professionals who will have a positive societal impact within Maryland and beyond.  

Core Values

We embrace a culture of striving for excellence, learning, ethical behavior, civility, diversity, inclusion, creativity and engagement.