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richard j. bolte, sr. school of business

the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders. as a student in the bolte school, you will be taught by true leaders in their fields of business. doctoral-level and professionally experienced faculty teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

the curriculum goes well beyond classrooms and textbooks—diving into real-world solutions, experiential learning and the ethical application of business decisions. the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

329 knott academic center

16300 old emmitsburg rd.
emmitsburg, md 21727


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iacbe accredited

the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business at mount st. mary's university has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the international accreditation council for business education (iacbe) located at 11374 strang line road in lenexa, kansas, usa.


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undergraduate programs

the traditional undergraduate course of study includes the following degree programs:

accounting minor / adult / major
business adult / major / minor
economics minor / major
forensic accounting minor / major
sport management major / minor

adult undergraduate programs

for working adults, the school also offers two adult undergraduate accelerated baccalaureate degree completion programs:

certificate programs

the bolte school of business also offers post-baccalaureate certificate programs in:

graduate programs

for students seeking a graduate degree, the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business offers:

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a message from the dean.

an overarching goal of mount st. mary’s university and the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business is to develop ethical leaders of tomorrow. for over 200 years mount st. mary’s university has produced graduates who bring a code of ethical and moral character from our mountain to the world at large. working with our world-class faculty, being challenged academically, socially, and spiritually, we strive to develop leaders who can implement effective change to their professional endeavors. as a newcomer to the mount myself, i look forward to making the journey together.

michael j. driscoll, ed.d. dean
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student opportunities and resources

beyond the classroom, the bolte school strives to keep business students engaged and involved in activities that will continue to fuel their passion for learning and for business. the school sponsors many such opportunities and resources, including:

  • clubs and organizations

    the bolte school sponsors several clubs and organizations: from major specific student clubs and honor societies to interactive events and experiential opportunities.

  • internships

    the bolte school encourages students to seek internship opportunities through the career center to extend their classroom learning and to enhance their attractiveness to prospective employees. students have found jobs and internships with top firms such as the “big four”—PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG—as well as regional and local public accounting firms.

  • BB&T Center

    the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism promotes student, faculty, community, and corporate discussions about the political, social, and economic strengths and challenges inherent in capitalism.

  • palmieri center

    the palmieri center for entrepreneurship is an innovative student resource that provides skill building, mentorship and real-world experiences vital to the development of creative critical thinking. 

  • bloomberg finance lab

    the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business bloomberg finance lab provides real world experience for students in the fast-paced business and finance environment, training them to succeed in the constantly changing world of the global markets.


faculty activities


from receiving the fulbright u.s. scholar award to russia to publishing works in economics, sport management and international business to conducting workshops on topics such as financial literacy and email etiquette, the faculty in the richard j. bolte, sr. school of business are making an impact. read more about what they have accomplished.

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