Salisbury University is consistently ranked as a leader in higher education by top publications. U.S. News and World Report ranks SU among Best Regional Universities in the North, and the Princeton Review includes SU in the Best Northeastern Colleges. SU is also recognized for offering an excellent value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Washington Monthly’s Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges list, Forbes, and Money Magazine. The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business holds prestigious AACSB accreditation. Perdue offers challenging business programs through four departments; Accounting and Legal Studies, Economics and Finance, Information and Decision Sciences, and Management and Marketing.
This world-class business school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The Applied Business Learning Business Experience program ensures students graduate career-ready. Accounting students gain valuable hands-on experience through the Capstone Internship and Accounting class. This unique internship entails completing audits on real businesses. Additional internship opportunities for accounting majors include interning with CPA firms, private companies, government agencies, and volunteering in the VITA program. Economics students are able to manage real investment portfolios through the Sea Gull Fund. The only student-managed portfolio program in Maryland. Perdue is a member of the SAP University Alliance, and Information Systems students can earn the SAP TS410 Certification. All business students also have access to 3D printers via the 3D Innovation Lab. Marketing students can hone in on their professional selling skills with the assistance of the Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute. MASMI hosts the U-pitch competition and sales championship, as well as the Professional Selling Thursdays Speaker series, internship and career fairs, at an annual Etiquette Dinner.
Master of Business Administration students can choose to enroll in the one-year accelerated program or the two-year part-time option, depending on their professional commitments. The comprehensive curriculum consists of courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and information systems. All classes meet one night per week. MBA students are also invited to attend professional panels to learn about the day-to-day challenges in business and stay up-to-date on current business trends.
Students flourish in activities outside of the classroom. They have pitched their business ideas to the hit tv show Shark Tank, taken a trip to the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, and earned more than $260,000 in cash prizes through entrepreneurial-focused competitions. This prize money has helped students start and grow their own small businesses. There are also 11 business student organizations on campus, such as Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, Enterprise Technology, and Marketing Excellence. Tech Thursdays give students a chance to learn how to integrate technology into the field of business through learning activities, such as developing apps, learning to code, and logistics game competitions. Global programs are offered in Argentina, China, France, Germany, and Estonia.
Students can complete the Master of Business Administration degree fully online or in a hybrid format. These programs can be completed at an accelerated pace in as few as nine months.