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Welcome to the School of Business

Welcome to the School of Business at Robert Morris University. The School of Business is the oldest of RMU’s five academic schools, dating back to the university’s founding in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. The RMU School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a designation earned by only 5 percent of business schools worldwide, and it remains the largest of RMU’s schools.

The School of Business epitomizes RMU’s mission to provide students with a hands-on, professionally focused education that launches them immediately into successful careers and allows them to adapt to the changing needs of the global economy. Year after year, more than 9 in 10 graduates of the RMU School of Business are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation, with the vast majority working in their field of choice. Graduates of the RMU School of Business include Richard Harshman ’78, chairman, president, and CEO of Allegheny Technologies Inc.; Morgan O’Brien ’82 M’85, president and CEO of Peoples Natural Gas; Kevin Colbert ’79, general manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Deborah Cunningham M’86, executive vice president of Federated Investors; and Jada Grandy ’00 M’ 04, CRA Strategies Director and SVP Community & Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank.

Among the keys to our success are faculty who are excellent teachers and researchers and who, in many cases, have real-world experience in the fields they teach with industry contacts that help students land internships and jobs. Our annual Business Week and numerous departmental networking events bring successful alumni and other business leaders to campus to share their experiences and insights with students. The yearly Sport Management Conference provides professional development and networking to students and alumni in sport management, which is one of the best such programs in the nation.

We also offer a state-of-the-art educational facility, the School of Business Building, which includes the PNC Trading Center, the U.S. Steel Videoconferencing and Technology Resource Center, and the ATI Center. Each of these spaces provide state of the art learning technologies, and demonstrate the support RMU has earned from the corporate community. Time and time again we have proven that RMU means business.


Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business