At Susquehanna, we mean business.
Business education is deeply ingrained in the history of Susquehanna University. Since the early 1900s, business courses were integrated into the liberal arts curriculum. But in 1982, business education was elevated to a new level when the Sigmund Weis School of Business was created through the generosity of a $10 million gift from Charles Degenstein.
Degenstein understood that a strong liberal arts education is essential to the education of future business leaders, so he earmarked his donation for endowed chairs, faculty support, and seed money for new and enhanced academic programs.
The Sigmund Weis School of Business quickly set faculty performance standards, introduced a modern and coherent curriculum, tapped into alumni expertise, and set its eyes on accreditation.
In 1993, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) confirmed that the Susquehanna program met the strictest standards for quality and awarded accreditation. At that time, it was the smallest business school to achieve this distinction.
We continue to set high expectations for our program. And our students.