Dr. Christy Weer, Dean & Professor of Management
Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. We offer a comprehensive curriculum with eight undergraduate majors including Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing as well as the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. We offer full-time and part-time MBA programs in fully online and hybrid formats, tailored to fit the schedules of working individuals. Our programs are fully accredited by AACSB, the premiere accrediting body for business schools worldwide. This accreditation affirms the quality of our programs, faculty, staff, and students and recognizes our commitment to delivering top-notch business education.
There are many reasons to explore the Perdue School of Business - from our small class sizes (average of 28) that provide ample opportunity to interact with our amazing faculty to our commitment to professional development through a dedicated Perdue School Office of Professional Development, our students are prepared for career success. With experiential learning as a hallmark of our programs, all students engage in an Applied Business Learning Experience (ABLE) where they participate in an internship or similar type of practical experience prior to graduation. Beyond internships, students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of experiential learning both inside and outside of the classroom. For example, did you know that each year we award $300,000 in funding and services for aspiring entrepreneurs, allowing them to move their business visions to reality? Or, that we hold multiple professional sales competitions each year where students have the opportunity to earn cold hard cash as well as bragging rights as the Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing (MASMI) sales champion? Our Portfolio Practicum students invest over $2,000,000 in real money (with oversight) and typically out-perform the S&P 500. And, our accounting students partner with local prosecutors to work on real life investigations as they learn to navigate the world of fraud and forensic accounting. Together these experiences help transition our business students to business professionals during their time in the Perdue School.
If opportunities such as these pique your interest, I welcome you to visit us and see the possibilities for yourself.
I look forward to seeing you on campus!
Christy H. Weer
Franklin P. Perdue School of Business
Dr. Christy Weer was named Dean of the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, effective January, 2015. Dr. Weer came to Salisbury University in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Management; she became Associate Dean in 2011. Her research focuses on the implications of combining multiple life roles on career outcomes and has been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Career Development, among others. Prior to entering academia, she spent seven years in the insurance industry and was a Pinnacle Sales Club member for USI Insurance.
Dr. Weer is a proud SU alumna (MBA, ’96) and earned her PhD in Organization and Strategy at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. In 2021, she was honored by the Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.