Upon reflecting on the School of Management, I was again reminded about the many achievements we have accomplished over the past 3 years.
For the past 8 years our undergraduate program has been ranked as one of the top 100 business programs by U.S. News & World Report, this past year ranking #81. And our Part-time MBA program has been ranked the past three years, this past year as #59. We are among only 178 business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International.
Our faculty come from some of the best institutions such as, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton, Thunderbird—and we are proud of their research accomplishments.
But for us it is all about the students. We are a student-centered school, and each decision we make is based on this ethos. All of our undergraduate classes are taught by professors providing intense and focused learning to enhance the classroom experience. We can’t predict what the students who are wandering our halls today will do tomorrow, but we hold their dreams in our hands, and we can give them the tools and skills they need to succeed at the highest level. And at Mason, we do.
Our students are the promise of the future, and as such we promise to do everything we can to ensure we provide them with a first class business education. At time of graduation, 70% of our students have full-time professional employment, and they are regularly placed with high quality organizations such as Booz Allen Hamilton, CSC, Grant Thornton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Freddie Mac, and Northrop Grumman, to name a few.
When you consider all that we have been able to accomplish in our first 34 years, imagine what we can accomplish in the next three decades. Simply stated, the School of Management is an outstanding place to study and work and I am proud to be at its helm, continuing to advance our initiatives forward. We are young, and quickly growing and making strides.