Welcome to the Bertolon School of Business
About the Bertolon School of BusinessLearn more about our graduate business programs
The Bertolon School of Business provides students a high quality, integrated business education within a personalized learning environment that emphasizes intellectual challenge and business relevance. At the Bertolon, students develop the skills needed by local, regional, national, and international organizations through a rigorous foundation in business and liberal arts.
We believe our students benefit from their studies at the Bertolon School of Business, and expect them to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials, and to work hard. Relationships developed with businesses and the community through the business school often lead to professional opportunities for students and faculty as well as the exchange of ideas and knowledge. The Bertolon School of Business faculty and staff hold numerous credentials and professional affiliations, and exemplify excellence in their teaching.
We have expanded into the area of social networking. Please join us on Facebook and Linkedin. Facebook is a place to keep up with what is going on at the Bertolon School of Business. We put up events and photos as well. Linkedin is a great place for you to make contact with alumni, business leaders and fellow students.
BSB Facts and Figures
1,205Total Number of Day Students Enrolled in the BSB in 2016
2006The BSB was Named After Donors Henry '74 and Donna Bertolon
79%First Year Retention Rate for 2015 Cohort
Mission and Vision
The mission of Bertolon School of Business is to educate and empower our students to engage responsibly in the global economy and to promote regional development as local leaders and entrepreneurs. We are committed to providing a transformative education in an inviting, collaborative, and interactive environment to help enhance the personal, academic and professional success of all our stakeholders.
Helping you meet your potential
To be a business school recognized for creating opportunity for students, community and faculty through a commitment to teaching excellence, research, and civic engagement. To empower and inspire business students to believe in themselves and become productive members of their communities.
We believe that student success takes many forms, but that its foundation is rooted in a culture of strong relationships.
We believe that the cornerstone of those relationships rests on a culture of respect for one another.
We believe that education provides multiple opportunities for continuously assessing and improving our practices as individuals and an organization.
We believe that we are first and foremost a teaching institution.
Goal 1. Empower students to advance academically, personally, and professionally in a global environment.
Goal 2. Maintain a culture of continuous improvement.
Goal 3. Recruit and support high quality faculty and staff.
Goal 4. Identify, acquire, and steward resources.
Goal 5. Continue to improve the quality of BSB facilities.
Goal 6: Foster our reputation for outstanding quality and value.
Goal 7. Engage with the community to develop lasting relationships that benefit our students and the region.
Jack Welch Scholarship
Made possible by a donation of $1 million from Jack and Suzy Welch, the Jack Welch Scholarship Program awards a full four-year scholarship to two deserving Salem State University freshmen enrolled in the Bertolon School of Business each year. The students must be a resident of Salem.
Bertolon School of Business Student Awards
The Bertolon School of Business celebrates the variety of talents that have been evidenced in the classroom and community. These awards are selected by the faculty and are given out each April.
Bertolon Advisory Council
The Bertolon School of Business prides itself on having a strong advisory council made up of local business and non-profit leaders. The council's role is to provide feedback to the Bertolon School of Business on curriculum, and career advising, as well as to provide input on recruiting and development activities.
|Name and Graduate Date||Title|
|Henry Bertolon '74||Entrepreneur|
|Danin Ahmed '10||Retirement Plan Expert, Beacon Benefits, Inc.|
|Barbara Baggs ‘13||
Office Manager, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
|Rafael Barbosa '10 Vice Chair||
Principal and Creative Director, Center Cut Marketing
|Claudia F. Chuber||
Development Operations Manager & Board Liaison, The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association
|Eduardo Crespo||Founder & CEO Hispanic Market Solution|
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Salem State University
Executive Director, Destination Salem
|Thomas F. French CPA '91 Chair||Chief Financial Officer, Burke Technology|
|Jeannette A. Gerald||
President & CEO, JLA Associates
|Scott Gibney Jr. '11||
Senior Associate Brand Manager, HP Hood LLC
|Kathleen Hess||Associate Dean, Bertolon School of Business|
Director, Career Services
|Elliot Katzman '78||General Partner, Commonwealth Capital Ventures|
|Richard A. Langevin||Langevin Management Advisors|
|Catherine Latham ‘98||Partner, Accounting and Audit Department, Mayer Hoffman McCann PC|
|Raminder Luther||Interim Dean, Bertolon School of Business|
|Craig Markiewicz '05, '12 G||Senior Internal Auditor, American Tower Corporation|
|Peter J. Mongeau||
Senior Vice President, Aon
Director, Alumni Affairs and Events, Alumni Affairs, Salem State University
|Ruthanne Russell ‘82||
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hill Holliday
|Mary W. Sarris||Executive Director, North Shore Workforce Investment Board|
Regional Director, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Northeast Region, Salem State University
|Charles M. Smith||Vice President, Eastern Bank|
|Laura Swanson ‘97||
Executive Director, Enterprise Center, Salem State University
|Justin M. Whitman||
Senior HR Business Partner, GE Aviation
Salem State University, Central Campus, room 255
Bertolon School of Business
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970