We are committed to academic excellence
Our faculty continue to excel in teaching and research. This level of excellence is in part made possible by the SBA Excellence Fund. The SBA is committed to supporting on-going professional development of students, faculty, and staff to sustain excellence in the classroom, research, and career development.
We actively engage in our university and community
When students were faced with the reality that some their internships may have been eliminated or compromised due to the pandemic, funds from the SBA Excellence Fund were realigned to support our students with paid internships, while relieving economic burdens for business community partners who were able to hire a Zag.
We embrace the Jesuit legacy of inspired confident and innovative action
The Summer Faculty Fellowship Program was awarded for the second year in a row to three faculty members. This program was developed to promote focused scholarship among the full-time faculty in the School of Business Administration. These awards free a faculty member from summer teaching and other obligations, allowing for a sustained focus on research and professional development. The goals set by the faculty in their proposals align closely with our Jesuit legacy of inspired, confident and innovation action.
SBA Excellence funds are critical for the SBA to remain competitive in the ever changing and challenging landscape of higher education. These resources are spent at the dean’s discretion and used for a wide range of initiatives. They provide critical funding for professional development, and for the ability for the school to innovate, to be nimble in adaptation, to create and deliver the curriculum, and to be actively engaged in the communities within which we serve. These funds are the difference makers, often being the reason the school is able to take advantage of opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to become better each day in a variety of ways. Above is a representative a small sampling of initiatives for each of our values.