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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, a new building 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, human resource management, information and decision sciences, marketing, real estate, supply-chain management, legal studies, and information systems.

Student Body

MBA candidates are a mix of full-and part-time students who have professional experience or who enrolled directly from undergraduate programs. MBA students may hold degrees in fields as diverse as archaeology, art history, biology, or accounting. Nearly 900 students are enrolled in Salisbury’s graduate programs. Among those enrolled, almost 76 percent of graduate students were female and about 24 percent were male. Over 80 percent of students are in-state residents and around 13 percent come from out-of-state.

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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