The Vision of the School of Management
Supporting Our Students
The School of Management is widely recognized for the quality of its graduates and the significance of its research. We recognize, however, that producing top graduates requires us to recruit top students. To do so, we must offer financial assistance to students for whom Binghamton University is out of reach. In today’s challenging economic environment, the need is even greater. To compete for bright and talented undergraduate and graduate students, we must offer both merit- and need-based scholarships and fellowships to make a Binghamton School of Management education accessible.
Retaining and Recruiting World-Class Faculty
Our students deserve and require leading researchers and teachers who promote creative thinking and provide the training required to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders. Competition for the world’s best faculty members, however, is fierce. Our low student-faculty ratio, our high-quality students and our outstanding facilities are attractive to prospective new faculty, but we are competing with top business schools for the best scholars.
We seek funding for endowed chairs and professorships, faculty development funds to supplement research and travel, and a Dean’s Excellence Fund to supplement faculty recruitment and retention.
Supporting Student Opportunities, Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders
School of Management students participate in a variety of competitions and special programs, all related to honing their problem-solving, critical-thinking, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Hands-on experiences help students develop a better understanding of the situations and challenges they will face in their careers. Students in our Zurack Trading Room, for example, use the same software Wall Street investors use to manage a stock portfolio. Through a host of competitions, including the Reeves-Ellington Corporate Case Challenge and PricewaterhouseCoopers’s xTAX and xACT, students test their skills against those at other top business schools. Our entrepreneurship class challenges small teams of students to develop business ideas and plans; start-up funds are awarded to students who submit the best plans.
We strongly encourage our students to be globally aware and provide opportunities for students to study abroad. We seek funding to improve and expand these and other experiential learning opportunities and to enhance our career development and career placement programs.
Marketing the School of Management
To continue to attract exceptional faculty and students, we cannot keep our good news to ourselves. National rankings are determined not only by the quality of students and graduates, but also by how peer institutions perceive the school. We seek funding to develop marketing materials that will enable us to share ideas with other leading business schools and inform key constituents about our accomplishments.
Points of Pride
- We are one of only five universities receiving the inaugural Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
- School of Management students volunteered more than 30,000 hours to the community — a value of more than $500,000.