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Dean's Welcome:

tootoonchi 2013 I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our AACSB-accredited College of Business. There are over 15,000 schools and colleges of business around the world, but less than five percent have earned the accreditation by AACSB. We have earned this highly regarded external validation of the quality of our business programs through hard work and dedication of our outstanding team of faculty, staff, and students.

We are pleased to know that you have either applied for or are considering to apply for one of our undergraduate majors in Accounting, Economics, or Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, General Management, Global Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, or Small Business/ Entrepreneurship, or for our master’s degree program in Business Administration (MBA).
Our programs have been designed to help you become self-sufficient life-long learners and leaders who are committed to make positive contributions to the global society.  We are committed to achieve this by giving you personalized attention in and outside of the classroom, and by engaging you in experiential learning activities. 

The College of Business has taken a significant step in internationalizing its curriculum by establishing a Global Experiential Learning Program (CoB-GEL). This program provides educational opportunities for students, faculty and staff that promote learning throughout the world. These opportunities include: faculty-led short-term study abroad trips with students, visiting international scholars, international teaching opportunities, semester study abroad, students in global internships, international conference participation, and other similar experiences. During the past three years, four different groups of faculty and students travelled to China, Ecuador, Germany, and Peru. Trips to Brazil and China have already been planned for summer 2015.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at or by phone at 301-687-4019, if there is anything we can do to help. For questions about our academic programs and activities, please contact Tammy Shockey, the College of Business’ Advising Center Coordinator, via email at or by phone at 301-687-4008. For information about our MBA program, please contact Dr. Cathy Ashley-Cotleur, MBA Coordinator, via email at, or by phone at 301-687-3173.

On behalf of all of us in the College of Business, I wish you a world of success in achieving your academic and professional goals,

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, Dean
College of Business