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Welcome to the College of Business and Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University.

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MBU’s College of Business and Professional Studies — one of four academic colleges at the university — includes offerings in four strong, career-focused programs: business, social work, criminal justice, and health care administration.

More than one-quarter of Mary Baldwin undergraduates earn their degrees in majors from this college.

The flagship business program aligns with exciting trends in business strategy and education, including the concept of sustainability and the “triple bottom line.” Business faculty are taking curriculum to the next level with the “for-benefit” approach, a hybrid of for-profit and nonprofit models that describes more and more organizations that generate earned income while giving top priority to an explicit social mission. MBU’s business degree, complemented by several optional emphasis areas, is available fully online through our Baldwin Online and Adult Programs.

The newly endowed Susan Warfield Caples Social Work Program offers student placements here and abroad, with a successful practicum program in Honduras. The Carpenter Health Care Administration program — the only endowed undergraduate program of its kind in the United States — is led by experienced faculty and offers solid networking opportunities. Social work, criminal justice, and health care administration are available mostly online, with some on-campus coursework and practicum experiences.


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march, 2017

23mar3:00 pm- 4:00 pmThistle Farms presentation and panel discussion

28mar12:00 pm- 1:30 pmValley Public Relations Council Lunch Meeting

28mar6:30 pm- 8:00 pmSmyth Business Lecture

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Business Course Brings Benefits to Students and Local Shop

Having spent 30 years in business before transitioning to academia, Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel structures his courses, in large part, around the work done in the “real world.” It was serendipitous then, that local shop owner and artisan Lisa Jacenich had recently reached out to Mary Baldwin University to benefit from the […]

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Marketing Exec to Deliver Annual Smyth Business Lecture

Mary Baldwin University will host marketing executive Janet Driscoll Miller as the 2017 Smyth Business Lecturer at 6:30 p.m. on March 28. Miller brings more than 15 years of search engine marketing experience as president and CEO of Marketing Mojo, and is considered a leading expert in her field.  MBU’s Smyth Business Program began in […]

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Jump in. Explore business and social entrepreneurship with a select group of MBU women who will live and learn together and have access to special co-curricular opportunities, networking, and advising while on a fast track to earning a mini MBA.

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An MBA with Benefits

Now accepting applications for a competitive new program that focuses on delivering traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) content in a unique way, with a focus on for-benefit business strategies.

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Business and Professional Studies undergraduates are highly involved

Dozens of co-curricular activities provide opportunities to put your knowledge to work right away and connect you with a network of professionals. Explore specific majors for even more student organizations and events.

  • 17average number of people who will be in your class

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  • 91%of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

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  • 9International school exchange and partner programs

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College of Business and Professional Studies
Dean Joseph Sprangel
Associate Professor of Business Administration