Mission and Vision
Through outstanding instruction, scholarship and service, the College of Business will develop creative, problem-solving leaders dedicated to improving the world’s communities. In order to thrive in a global business environment, graduates will be professionally competent, ethically aware, and socially conscious.
The College of Business will have a broad reputation for excellence and its students will be widely respected as among the best in the world in their fields.
The core values of the College of Business are:
As part of our quest to become a premier institution, we are pursuing accreditation from the prestigious AACSB International. This distinction will help us attract key faculty, staff and students, enabling us to increase our selectivity as a school and raise the quality of our program. Increased prominence will also make it easier to attract added financial resources. This move is also a prerequisite to expansion into graduate programs.
Professional Schools Building
Progress is being made in the Gentilly area as Dillard University continues rebuilding its campus. The university cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art Professional Schools and Sciences Building on the east side of campus in May 2010. The 130,000 square-foot building houses academic and research programs for the College of Business, Schools of Nursing and Public Health, and the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The building has a common grand entrance, the atrium, that serves as a focal point for community and student interaction. The new facility is LEED®* registered (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and features a balcony garden.
“Although Katrina dealt us a hard blow, we continue to move forward,” said Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president of Dillard University. “We are committed to building on the legacy of academic excellence at Dillard and this project will further strengthen our mandate to serve our students and prepare them for global leadership. This new structure is a major step toward the ‘greening’ of the campus that will be sustained for generations to come.”
*(LEED is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council.)