The mission of the School of Business is to offer educational programs that prepare students for a purposeful life by integrating Lasallian values with current business management skills.
Through its faculty, curricular environment, and linkages with the business community, the School of Business creates a value-centered educational community as the milieu for its educational programs.
Within this context, it seeks to provide an appropriate blend of contemporary business theory and practice, placing paramount importance on teaching and learning enriched by scholarly research and professional activity.
The primary purpose of the School of Business' undergraduate program is to prepare students to lead an enriched personal life and to prepare them to enter a successful professional career through an exposure to traditional liberal arts and a contemporary business education.
The School of Business strives to fulfill its mission by requiring students to develop communication, analytic, and decision-making skills; by developing in students the ability to define and synthesize; by helping students to form independent, well-reasoned judgements; and by exposing students to common business research methods and practice.
Teaching and learning are of paramount importance. We believe we should:
- know each student as an individual;
- challenge each student to work toward attaining his or her best performance level;
- utilize the curriculum to help students identify the ethical dimensions embedded in business management; and
- immerse students in a learning environment that blends current business theory and practice.
Continuous quality-improvement processes ensure that the many offerings of the School of Business are of the highest quality. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which establishes standards designed to ensure excellence. Less than 5 percent of the world's business schools are accredited by AACSB. In addition, programs are regularly evaluated in terms of standards established by various professional bodies, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Management Association, and the American Marketing Association, and through an ongoing dialogue and review with business executives and professionals.
Since 1996, La Salle has inducted the top 10 percent of its undergraduate seniors and 7 percent of its juniors into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international honor society for students enrolled in AACSB-accredited schools. In 10 of the last 11 years, the La Salle chapter of BGS has been chosen as one of the top five chapters out of approximately 500 chapters worldwide, named in recent years as the Silver Chapter in 2010, 2012, and 2013, and the Gold Chapter in 2011.
The School of Business prepares students to develop the skills and experience for a career change or advancement in management/professional positions in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
The Business Advisory Board, which is composed of senior executives from companies throughout the Delaware Valley, advises the Dean of the School of Business on contemporary developments in business practice and how to help students prepare for career change or advancement.