I am honored to present the Dean’s Report [pdf] on the 2016 State of the
Darla Moore School of Business. The report summarizes where the Moore
School is and, driven by the changing nature of productive work, reveals
the historic changes now underway within the halls of our spectacular
new building. These changes demand the engagement of all: faculty,
staff, students, our corporate partners and alumni, and every other
stakeholder committed to the school’s future. Within these pages you
will encounter a school built on a solid foundation but with the steadfast
ambition to do much more. The Moore School’s state is strong; over the
coming years, it will become even stronger.
This report documents how resources are being marshalled to serve
our unprecedented undergraduate student body growth. You will read
of more focused and comprehensive majors, of the building of stronger
quantitative and qualitative fundamentals, and of combining business
analytics with experiential learning so students solve business problems
our corporate partners cannot. Together, these efforts enhance academic
rigor and equip students (both graduate and undergraduate) for the
complex work now characterizing 21st century high-value employment.
Corporate partners report our students are up to this challenge, and the
upward trajectory of average starting salaries indicates employers are
showing their support with real investment.
To those already giving of their time, talent or treasure, many thanks for
your support. To those not yet engaged, please find the place that best
suits your interests and join the journey. Whether you're an alumnus helping
with internships or full-time employment, a corporate partner working
with one of our centers to solve an intractable business problem, a donor
offering much-needed student scholarships or a business executive wishing
to support a path breaking academic initiative, your contribution will
help us change lives, one student at a time.
Simply put: Connect, Engage, Invest.