Aug 17, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Bertolon School of Business


 Raminder K. Luther, Dean

 Saverio Manago, Associate Dean

Welcome to the Bertolon School of Business (BSB) where our commitment to excellence through innovation, engagement and inclusion is recognized by our AACSB accreditation, a recognition achieved by only 5% of world’s business schools. Whether you want to pursue an MBA, MSA, or BS in Business in any of the eleven concentrations, you will be among students with diverse backgrounds from across  the world. With an average class size of less than twenty, you will get personalized attention from our faculty who are recognized experts in their fields, and passionately committed to your success. You will also have access to all our support services available through various centers including the BSB Center for Student Success. Your educational journey with us will go beyond cutting-edge education in-class to include real-world applications. You can get involved in Center for Entrepreneurship, get Bloomberg certified, manage investments of our Student Managed Investment Fund, help prepare taxes through our VITA program, join one of our student clubs, complete an internship, or gain international exposure through our Study Abroad program.

Whether you are a student ready to push yourself to new heights, or a parent looking for the best fit for your child, an alumnus looking to contribute to our student’s success, or a community member looking to contribute to our growth,  I invite you to learn more about us, and how we help our students become the catalysts of economic growth in the region.

Provide innovative and accessible education to prepare a diverse community of global minded business graduates who contribute responsibly to the growth of their communities.

To be recognized as the preeminent business school on the North Shore offering innovative experiential curriculum, impactful research, and an inclusive collaborative environment that produces confident graduates with diverse backgrounds ready to lead and serve

Guiding Principles

Success of all our students:  Student success is primary in all our policies and actions. We ensure that all students irrespective of their backgrounds have a similar chance to succeed and grow.  Innovation and Collaboration: We strive to continuously improve our practices in teaching, research, service, and student engagement, and we believe that the best innovations and improvements happen through collaboration with the broader community.

Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: We celebrate diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve, and we strive to build a collaborative intellectual community that pursues equity, inclusiveness, and a sense of belonging in all its actions.

Respect, Impact and Sustainability: We believe that our engagement with each other should be based on mutual respect, our teaching, research and engagement efforts should have an impact, and all our actions and policies should be sustainable.


Goal 1. Empower students to advance academically, personally, and professionally in a global environment.
Goal 2. Maintain a culture of continuous improvement.
Goal 3. Recruit and support high quality faculty and staff.
Goal 4. Identify, acquire, and steward resources.
Goal 5. Continue to improve the quality of BSB facilities.
Goal 6: Foster our reputation for outstanding quality and value.
Goal 7. Engage with the community to develop lasting relationships that benefit our students and the region.

The Departments and Programs

The Bertolon School of Business (BSB) is organized into three departments: Accounting and Finance, Management, and Marketing and Decision Sciences. Within those departments, the BSB supports the following eleven undergraduate concentrations and five minors:


B.S. Business Administration Concentrations

Accounting and Finance


Corporate Finance & Accounting  




Hospitality Management  

Human Resource Management  

International Business  


Marketing Decision Sciences

Analytic and Management Science  

Information and Data Science  




Analytics and Management Science  

Business Administration  

Information and Data Science  







The Bertolon School also supports the following graduate programs:

M.S.A. Master of Science in Accounting

M.B.A. Master of Business Administration

General Business

Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduates of the Bertolon School are successful entrepreneurs as well as successfully employed in public and private sectors, and in federal and state government agencies.

The Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship is comprised of faculty, students, and administrators across campus 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.

Situated in the Bertolon School of Business, the center operates in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center and the Enterprise Center to create programs to inspire and support the entrepreneurial spirit among students at Salem State University, and to help bring their ideas to market. We also facilitate outreach initiatives that connect our campus with community resources such as alumni, donors, practitioners, and local small businesses. We excite students about the possibility of turning their personal passions into their life and work.

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 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