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Perdue School of Business – Salisbury University


At Maryland’s Salisbury University, the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business was established in 1986. Its MBA program launched in 1962 with the goal of preparing students to succeed as leaders. The school joined an elite group of educational institutions in 1994, when AACSB International accredited both its baccalaureate and masters programs. SU offers 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs, and is part of the University of Maryland System.


Covering 140 acres, Salisbury University is located in eastern Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland. It is close to many major cities and attractions, being two and a half hours from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, and 30 miles from Ocean City, Maryland. It is also within a couple hours’ drive of Philadelphia.


The Perdue School of Business is located in Perdue Hall, which was completed in 2011 on the Salisbury University campus. The 112,800 square foot building features a 200 seat auditorium, specialized labs for student use, study rooms, 20 classrooms for business programs exclusively, student services center, and updated technology.

BEACON House is home to the Perdue School’s Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON). Located at the corner of College and Camden avenues, BEACON also is home to: Shore Transit, an integrated regional public transportation system conceived and developed by BEACON; Bienvenidos a Delmarva, a regional management and marketing assistance program for more than 70 organizations that provide services for immigrants on the Peninsula; and Shore Trends, a regional-information base BEACON is developing for tracking business, economic, community, and workforce-development trends and data.


In addition to holding advanced degrees, Perdue School of Business’s eight faculty members bring executive, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience to the classroom, teaching courses across several academic departments including: economics and finance, information and decision sciences, management and marketing.

Student Body

A total of 59 students are currently enrolled in the Salisbury University MBA programs, with 34 enrolled full-time and 25 enrolled part-time.

Full-time students are evenly split, with 50 percent male and female student. An estimated 26.5 percent are of minority status, and 5.9 percent are of international status. The part-time program features slightly more male students (52 percent), with 20 percent minority-status students and 8 percent international students.

MBA Degree Offerings

SU offers an accelerated one-year full-time program, and a two-year part-time program. For either program format, students can complete the program 100 percent online or in a hybrid format, with classes on campus meeting only once a week. Both programs have the same AACSB-accredited content and both can be completed in as little as nine months.

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