About the College

Stephens Hall

Premier Academics

The College of Business and Economics, located in historic Stephens Hall, is accredited by AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — for both its accounting and business administration programs, which is the highest standard of achievement a business school can receive. Less than 5% of schools worldwide are accredited for business and only 1% are accredited for both business and accounting.

Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, the college provides a comprehensive business education firmly grounded in liberal arts.

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 and theory to practice in curricular, extra-curricular and research activities, and transforms students who will have a positive impact within Maryland and beyond.

Core Values

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

Applied Learning

While earning a degree is essential to entering the business world, the skills needed to be successful in any career can’t all be taught in the classroom. At the College of Business and Economics, the philosophy of applied learning is at the core of all our programs.

Understanding the value and necessity of hands-on experience, the college offers the one-of-a-kind Business Excellence program designed to prepare students to enter their careers. Through this program, students gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) in the classroom to learn the basics of professional development such as giving powerful presentations, communicating ideas effectively and working in teams. Our students then engage in quality internship experiences in professional settings. Through this approach of applied skills and knowledge, our accounting and business students graduate having already taken the first steps in their chosen career paths.

Along with the internship program, students also apply leadership and teamwork to engage with the campus community and beyond through the college’s 19 student organizations.

Comprehensive Programs

Whether students are pursuing a general career in business or have their eyes on more specific paths, the college provides the fundamental knowledge to be successful in today’s business world while allowing students to explore in-depth study for their specific areas of interest.

With four undergraduate majors, five minors, and more than a dozen concentrations and tracks, the college provides a comprehensive yet diverse spectrum of academic programs. With the support of our distinguished faculty, students can chart their educational route that will lead them to meet their goals.