A Message from Dean Donald E. Gibson, P.h.D.

dsb_dean_gibson1The highly competitive, globally-oriented, tech-savvy business world seeks energized, knowledgeable, inspired graduates with rock solid ethics to be the business leaders of the future. As a student at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, we want to enhance your progress in developing that future and meeting your career goals. Whether you see yourself as an accountant, an expert in the world of finance, an international business executive, a marketing professional, an information systems manager, or an entrepreneur, we can help take you there.

How do we do this? We do this, first, through our excellent faculty. Yes, this is a faculty that does cutting edge research and, through a world-class curriculum, will teach you the business concepts critical to your future career. But this is also a faculty with substantial real-world business experience - on average, 10 years - who seek to create an active learning environment. Here, real organizational problems are brought into the classroom to be dissected and debated, often with the actual managers involved. The faculty is also vitally interested in you. In classrooms averaging less than 24 students, and in one-on-one advising sessions, faculty are available to discuss your current concerns, your developing ideas and future career trajectory.

We do this by creating a community of students who have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty, alumni, and staff. You'll have opportunities to join student clubs, engage in service learning, and develop a network of life-long friends.

We do this by partnering with local business leaders and alumni, drawing on Fairfield County's strategic location, home to more than 40 Fortune 500 headquarters located within 50 miles of the University. When you're here, the world of business is literally at your front door.

We do this, finally, by stressing excellence in all that we do. We are ranked among the Best 300 Business Schools in the U.S. (according to the Princeton Review), and fully accredited by the AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5 percent of all business schools worldwide are so recognized.

What do you want to be? The Dolan School of Business offers you a range of choices, along with the resources and mentors to help you make that decision and reach your goals. We educate in an environment that takes its Jesuit foundations seriously, emphasizing a rigorous curriculum, caring for our students, a concern for promoting ethics and justice, and an understanding of the power of reflecting on your life.

We welcome you. We urge you to take advantage of all that this school offers, and to make it your own.

Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D.
Dean, Charles F. Dolan School of Business

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