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The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Over the last four decades, our College of Business has established a tradition of excellence.  In 1981, we became the first school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Today, we are one of only 24 schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 680 worldwide to have earned  AACSB International accreditation. Under the guidelines of accreditation, we are committed to continuous improvement as we seek to meet the educational needs of our students, our community and our region.   

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  • Grove College of Business is expanding MBA opportunities  
  • Grove College of Business offers two newGraduate Certificates in MIS and Supply Chain Management 
  • Grove College of Business offers 4 Study Abroad Exchange Programs  
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) & Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (CEFE) 
  • Business Minor
    Numerous studies have shown that a high percentage of students, regardless of major, end up pursuing careers in business or careers that require an understanding of business. Non-business majors can pursue a  business minor to enhance their program of study, advance their career opportunities, or to prepare for the pursuit of an MBA degree.
  • Company of the Year
    Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove College of Business is very proud to announce Highmark Blue Shield as winner of the Company of the Year Award.  Each year business faculty members vote for a regional companies nominated by faculty and staff for their “Company of the Year Award.”  This year Highmark, Blue Shield garnered the most votes placed by business faculty from a list of three finalists.  Highmark was selected because Highmark’s economic footprint, corporate giving and employee volunteerism they have brought to local communities in Central Pennsylvania.  Highmark, Blue Shield stands out as a good corporate citizen.

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