The Franklin P. Perdue School of Business was
established in 1986 through a multimillion dollar fund created to ensure
excellence within the academic programs of the school.
Our Business Programs are accredited by AACSB International, the
premiere accrediting agency for business schools. AACSB affirms that the
Perdue School demonstrates a distinguished level of performance in its
graduate and undergraduate programs.
It is the largest college-level center for business education and
development in the region and is committed to an emphasis on the
entrepreneurial spirit, integration of theoretical and applied study,
and community-based experience. To these ends, the school provides an
academic program which responds to the highest standards of business
education and provides for student interaction with the business world.
Courses are designed to encourage students to think clearly, show sound
judgment, communicate verbally and in writing, develop interpersonal
skills and make rational decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
Students graduate with ethical and motivational foundations underlying
service to business, government and the community.
Vision, Mission, & Values
Students, external stakeholders, and peers will recognize the Franklin
P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University as the premiere
business school in our region. Our programs will attain the highest
standards of business education by helping students understand the
intricate issues that must be addressed by both theory and practice.
The mission of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury
University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is to provide students with
the knowledge and skills for personal and professional success. We meet
this challenge by creating a personal, flexible educational
- We facilitate the long-term success of our students in their
chosen careers – our primary concern.
- We strive to develop students' ability to make informed, mature
- We commit to high standards of ethical and professional conduct.
- We maintain and support faculty commitment to teacher-scholar
- We insist that diversity, open-mindedness, and mutual respect
are critical to the success of our programs.
- We encourage lifelong learning and development for our students,
faculty, and staff.
- We support and encourage our students, faculty and staff to
engage in civic endeavors, community outreach, and to develop global
- We aspire toward continuous improvement—the cornerstone of our
Frank Perdue's Ethical Will
||1. Be honest
2. Be a person
that others are justified in trusting.
3. If you say you
will do something, do it.
4. You don’t have
to be the best, but you should be the best
you can be.
5. Treat all
people with courtesy and respect, no exceptions.
6. Remember that
the way to be happy is to think of what you
can do for others. The way to be miserable is to think
what people should be doing for you.
7. Be part of
something bigger than your own self. That
something can be family, pursuit of
environment, or whatever you choose.
8. Remember that
hard work is satisfying and fulfilling.
9. Nurture the
ability to laugh and have fun.
10. Have respect for those who have gone
before; learn from
their weaknesses; build on
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