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John Kooti
Dr. John Kooti 

Dean's Message

Welcome to the John L. Grove College of Business!  We are proud of providing AACSB accredited business programs at low cost.  In addition to excellent academic programs, I would like to also introduce you to our faculty, student organizations, services, and student related programs. We have an excellent faculty with diverse professional, research, and teaching interest. Classes are held in smaller settings with top of the state-of-the-arts facilities, which support our efforts to serve your educational needs. Explore the possibilities of our nationally acclaimed Grove College of Business where "Our Goal is Your Success!" 

AACSB International Accreditation

The John L. Grove College of Business has established itself as one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast).  Shippensburg University is one of 24 institutions in Pennsylvania and one of 700 institutions worldwide (less than 6% of the world's business schools) offering an undergraduate business degree program accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world.

Mission Statement

The John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University provides a high-quality and a high-value comprehensive educational experience that prepares students to excel as principled leaders in today's global business community. 

About the College of Business

The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Since 1981, our college has been internationally accredited by the most prestigious business-accrediting agency, AACSB International. No matter what your interest or career goals in the world of business from corporate executive to accountant to financial planner to teacher we can satisfy your educational and career needs.

We offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree,  Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree as well as a number of certificate programs.  The business programs at Shippensburg are relevant and challenging. We ask corporate executives, as members of the Grove College of Business Advisory Board and Councils, to help us plan programs that offer the preparation executives want and expect in their employees.

Our B.S.B.A. degree program features a strong common business core, a concentration in your specific major, and a balanced liberal arts component. This business core covers subjects from all functional areas of business and gives a broad foundation of business knowledge. It enables students to change business majors within the first two years with no loss of credits and provides career flexibility upon graduation. The university participates in two major employment consortiums each year and hosts the Career Expo where students can talk to representatives from various businesses.  

Our Grove College of Business faculty's goal is to provide you with a base of knowledge and skills for a lifetime of learning in a professional career of your choice. The faculty, over 95 percent of whom have a doctorate in their field of study, pride themselves in offering a highly personalized learning environment. Equally important, your educational experience is guaranteed to be state of the art because our faculty members continue their professional growth through research and their work as consultants. In addition, our modern classroom building, Grove Hall, was designed with a 21st century education in mind. Our small classes enable you to interact on a one-to-one basis. This allows our faculty to help you develop strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills which are vitally important in today's business world.

Your educational experience at Shippensburg will be enhanced by a wide-array of organizations, programs, and opportunities that our business students can engage in outside of the classroom as listed below:

What's Special
  • College scholarships- based on academic achievement and potential.
  • Business Internship Program- real-world experiences that prepare students for life and work after college.
  • Faculty advisors- all students are assigned a faculty academic advisor.
  • More than 15,000 business alumni- enhance our reputation and provide networking opportunities for our students.
  • Kann Endowment- supports joint student/faculty research.
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards- for excellent students.
  • Global Business Exploration Program study abroad opportunities.
  • Corporate-sponsored programs, such as our annual etiquette and networking dinners.
  • Business student professional organizations- offer insights into the working world and leadership opportunities.
  • Dean's Advisory Council includes presidents of student professional associations.
  • Frank O. Wisman Endowment allows students to manage a real investment portfolio.
  • Small Business Development Center and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
    provide opportunities for students to engage in entrepreneurial and leadership
    programs and activities.
Getting Involved

Accounting Professional Association 
Alpha Kappa Psi 
     (professional business fraternity) 
American Marketing Association 
Beta Gamma Sigma 
     (national business honor society) 
     (Entrepreneurship Action Us) 
Financial Management Association 
Institute of Management Accountants
     (Student Chapter)
International Business Association
     (Student Chapter)
Investment Club
Investment Management Program
Logistics Management
Management Information Systems
National Association of Black Accountants
Phi Beta Lambda
     (national future business leaders society)
Society for Human Resource Management
     (Student Chapter)
Supply Chain Management Association
Women Leaders in JLG CoB