The Graham School of Management prepares students to meet the challenges of providing responsible leadership and effective management in a diverse and changing global society. In pursuing this mission and advancing the University Mission, Core Values and Strategic Directions, the Graham School will:
- Provide quality, innovative and state of the art academic programs;
- Develop faculty with academic and practitioner focus that translates theory into practice through their intellectual contributions and service to the business community;
- Create a success-oriented culture in which faculty and administration focus on students and their needs as learners;
- Foster partnerships with leaders in business and nonprofit organizations for the purpose of strengthening the student experience and mutual support of growth and development of the regional economic community;
- Be a center for the development of thought and commitment to socially responsible and ethical management.
Undergraduate programs offered by the Graham School include a bachelor of business administration (BBA) with concentrations in accounting, general business, finance, hospitality management, human resource, Internet and social media marketing, management and marketing; business minors in business, finance, hospitality management, management and marketing; and certificates in business and accounting. Adult students may take part in an accelerated bachelor of business administration degree completion program at the Orland Park campus.
Faculty and Staff
J. Eber, Dean; D. Akinlade; T. Bewajii; M. Chishty; J. Cherian; D. Cyze; J. Daniel; L. Earner, Assistant Dean; M. Gavino; I. Ghosh; J. Hagen; M. Hoque, Economic and Finance Department Chair; J. Hunter; W. Kresse, Director Center for the Study of Fraud; J. Lambert; A. Lewis; C. Luczak, Director Center for Service Excellence and Marketing Department Chair; H. Mohammadi; H. Novak; F. Rahman; K C Rakow; D. Rapacz, Executive Director of Graduate Programs; P. Schwer, Accounting Department Chair; C. Shanabruch; R. Varjavand; S. Wang; K. Watland, Chicago Police Department Program Director, Management Department Chair; T. Wogan, Associate Director of Graduate Programs; N. Younkin.
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
The Graham School, in conjunction with the Center for International Education (CIE), offers a variety of study abroad and exchange programs. Contact the assistant dean of the Graham School or the director of CIE for further information.
In order to graduate, a student must have a cumulative business major grade-point average of 2.25 and no more than 2 Ds in business courses. All traditional age students must also complete all Achieving Career Excellence requirements.
Saint Xavier University provides various options through which students can demonstrate subject matter mastery of certain courses. If successfully passed or completed, credit toward the degree is awarded. Business credit can be derived from the college level examination program (CLEP), excelsior exams, American Council of Education (ACE) credit and through portfolio assessment (credit for prior learning). For more details, see the general University guidelines.
Note: The Graham School of Management administration reserves the right to designate which courses may earn credit through the CLEP/portfolio process.