School of Business and Leadership
The School of Business and Leadership offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs to meet the diverse educational needs and professional goals of students.
Our curriculum has at its core an understanding that we live in an international and diverse world. Our San Francisco Bay Area location provides ready access to a thriving business community of global corporations, institutions, and markets. Our graduates are working in industries leading the new business economy, from biotechnology and the life sciences to media and communications.
Small class size allows students to interact with their peers and faculty at an intensive level. Faculty emphasize academic rigor with real world relevance; placing a priority on strong teaching and providing opportunities for students to discuss their assignments and research.
Students learn to think independently, work collaboratively, and develop leadership and citizenship skills that are grounded on an understanding and acceptance of the diverse world in which they live and work.
By leveraging the combined talents of faculty, students, alumni, and strategic initiatives and partnerships, the School provides a solid foundation for success.
In 2008-09, The School had a total of 440 business students, consisting of 247 undergraduate students (61% full-time) and 193 graduate students. These include 62 students from overseas, who account for most (78%) international students at Dominican. About one out of four (22%) Dominican students is a business student. Providing quality instruction to these students is a team of 10 full-time and 33 part-time faculty members. Nearly all faculty members have post-graduate degrees, with 22 holding the doctorate.
Initiatives and Centers of Excellence
The School houses three interdisciplinary centers of excellence: the Institute for Leadership Studies, which is known for its Leadership Lecture Series and student leadership development programs; the Environmental Finance Center Region 9 (EFC9), a federally funded center to support green business initiatives; and the new Center for Sustainability, which is a consortium to coordinate University activities aimed at building sustainable organizations and communities. Starting the 2008/09 academic year, the School will offer a non-degree Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise program to increase awareness of environmental sustainability and green business practices among MBA degree-holders.
For more information about the School of Business and Leadership, please visit http://dominican.edu/academics/businesslead.html