Dean's Welcome



David M. Steele

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Welcome from the Dean

Thank you for your visit to our website! For over 80 years the College of Business has prepared future business leaders. We are now in an exciting phase of transition to a globally focused institution, building on our Silicon Valley innovation and high-tech location. I invite you to participate in the sense of limitless opportunity that defines us.

With more than 5500 undergraduate and 650 graduate students, the College is among the largest in the nation.

  • At the undergraduate level, our partners have provided funds for students to practice their leadership skills. The Gary J. Sbona Honors Program mentors some of our most talented students as they complete business projects at local corporations. Other gifts enable our student clubs and centers of excellence to provide exciting programs.

  • At the graduate level, the Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business offers a variety of part-time and full-time Master's and MBA programs to fit the needs of working professionals. Importantly, we partner with the Engineering College to offer a dual degree, MS in Engineering and an MBA.

Our remarkable faculty have been educated at the best universities in the world. They are committed to preparing students who will be leaders in the global business community and who will prosper in a fast-paced environment. With access to the most innovative business people, organizations, and ideas, our faculty also conduct research that contributes to an understanding of the best global business practices.

Our graduates consistently earn more than the national average. Diverse in age, cultural background, business experience, and goals, they have been at the center of Silicon Valley's remarkable growth. They are employed by the many famous, global corporations in the area and are founding members of the as-yet-unknown start-ups that are a trademark of this dynamic economy.

We partner with members of our Global Leadership Council, alumni, and corporate friends. We invite them into our classrooms; and they provide internships and hands-on team projects. A leadership gift from Donald and Sally Lucas has enabled us to establish a dynamic Graduate School of Business. It has stimulated faculty research, enabled us to invite visiting scholars from abroad, and infused a global focus in our graduate curriculum. We have also established the Lucas Endowed Professorship of Global Leadership.

Our College holds the prestigious accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the gold standard of business school accreditation. It is your assurance of a quality-driven business education program.

I hope you will become engaged with us. Study with us! Teach with us! Hire our graduates! Invest in our limitless future!

David M. Steele, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business and
Lucas Graduate School of Business