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Mission Statement Our Mission is to develop students into socially responsible leaders who are able to meet the challenges of the contemporary business world by integrating theory and practice. Our students learn, participate, and lead in the classroom, while actively experiencing internship and servicelearning opportunities in a community that inspires a faculty/student partnership. Vision Statement Our vision is to become a leading school of business thought, practice, and action by developing a regional reputation for preparing students to become global citizens, and societal and business leaders and practitioners who are prepared to recognize and solve the economic, societal, environmental, and political challenges of the future. Organizational Values The mission statement communicates what the business school intends to accomplish; the organizational values describe the context within which the mission is achieved. The faculty, staff, and students of the Dahlkemper School of Business value: •

The disciplined inquiry, reflective thought, reasoned judgment, and responsible citizenship engendered by the liberal studies curriculum;

Honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic;

A learning-centered approach to professional education in which the professor leads inquisitive students to understanding and appreciation;

An academic environment characterized by its integrated curriculum, small class size, and collaborative relationship between teacher and student;

The lifelong pursuit of knowledge and understanding by both the faculty and students through continued learning and development;

Supportive student programs focusing on students’ career and personal development;

The willingness to shoulder responsibility, to celebrate success, to learn from failure, and to continue to aspire to excellence; and

A strong relationship with the community that recognizes our mutual interests.

The Dahlkemper School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with majors in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Management, Risk Management, and Sport Management and Marketing. Two-year Associate degrees are offered in Accounting and Business Administration. Two accelerated five-year programs are available (the BSBA/MBA and the BSBA/MPA) as well as the Duquesne Law School 3/3 program in business administration or accounting. The Curriculum The pace and complexity of change in the business world demands constant learning by those who are to successfully manage an enterprise. The Dahlkemper School of Business has developed a curriculum that fosters intentional and independent learning to prepare business students for success. Intentional learning means the student has the internal motivation to achieve the learning goals he sets for himself. He monitors his progress, understands his own learning processes, and can adapt his learning strategies to the subject matter. The intentional learner is an active learner.

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015