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2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bertolon School of Business


K. Brewer Doran, Dean
 

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Bertolon School of Business Mission

Our mission is to provide a foundation for life-long learning and a spirit of entrepreneurship, empowering students from diverse backgrounds to become business and community leaders. We deliver high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate education through small classes, state –of-the-art technology, committed faculty, and outreach to the business community.

Vision

To be a pre-eminent business school focused on teaching excellence, applied research and student development.

Values

  • Foundation for life-long learning: Our students develop communication, technology and critical thinking skills, a respect for diverse perspectives and experiences, and an understanding of global and ethical issues.
  • Spirit of entrepreneurship: Our teaching philosophy fosters an outreach to the community, including small and medium sized organizations, supporting innovative business development.
  • Committed faculty: Our faculty’s first priority is to our students, providing them with career-oriented education and professional advice. To support that goal, faculty members pursue applied research, and/or practice in their professional discipline.
  • Service to the community: We use the talents and resources of the Bertolon School of Business to enrich the community.

The Departments

The Bertolon School is organized into three departments: Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing and Decision Sciences. The Bertolon School offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), the Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Administration (through the management Department, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. It also offers a program jointly with the School of Nursing, granting the MBA/MSN degree. Subject concentrations in the BSBA degree program are available in Accounting, Corporate Finance/Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing, and Operations Management. Graduates of the Bertolon School are successful entrepreneurs as well as successfully employed in public and private management, marketing, manufacturing, services and accounting firms, and in federal and state government agencies.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Activities

The Center for Entrepreneurial Activity (CEA) comprises a group of faculty, students, and administrators who believe that the economic future of our local community rests firmly on the small businesses that abound in this area and on the new ventures that Salem State students and others will establish here. Our mission is to support those business ventures through educational, research, and consulting efforts in order to sustain and encourage entrepreneurial activity throughout the community.

Our goals include creating an undergraduate entrepreneurial mindset and support that mindset through exposure to entrepreneurship as part of the liberal arts core curriculum; developing networking opportunities for students, alumni, entrepreneurs, and small business managers; and promoting creativity in a wide range of fields. We excite students about the possibility of turning their personal passions into their life-work.

The Center for International Business and Economic Studies

The Center for International Business and Economic Studies (CIBES) is structured to “serve as a resource center for business organizations and the community at large,” to assist the Bertolon School of Business and Salem State to “prepare students for careers in a global economy,” and to provide “an environment sensitive to a diverse population.” CIBES has a two-fold mission: first, it develops international business and economics programs and curricula, and second, it assists small to midsize businesses in the region to export their products and services to other countries and/or import what they need.

The Small Business Development Center

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Northeast Regional Office at Salem State provides counseling, educational programs, technical assistance and information to the small business community. The Center is a partnership of U.S. Small Business Administration and the Executive Office of Economic Affairs through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst under a cooperative agreement, and is a resource of the SBA’s Business Development Service network. The Center is committed to outreach programs within its geographic area. The Center’s staff provides counseling on a pre-scheduled basis in many communities and continually seeks to expand the program to additional cities and towns North of Boston. More information about the Center may be obtained by visiting its website at salemstate.edu/academics/schools/2172.php

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