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Welcome to the Bertolon School of Business

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About the Bertolon School of Business

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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.

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BSB Facts and Figures

  • 1,205

    Total Number of Day Students Enrolled in the BSB in 2016
  • 2006

    The BSB was Named After Donors Henry '74 and Donna Bertolon
  • 79%

    First Year Retention Rate for 2015 Cohort

Limitless Potential.

Daniel Class of 2015

Daniel Mukwende

Bertolon Class of 2015

"Salem State is a great place to build your future. The diverse community of professors and students is helpful and so great."

Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

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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

  • Vision

    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.

  • Guiding Principles

    Student Success
    We believe that student success takes many forms, but that its foundation is rooted in a culture of strong relationships.

    Respect
    We believe that the cornerstone of those relationships rests on a culture of respect for one another.

    Growth
    We believe that education provides multiple opportunities for continuously assessing and improving our practices as individuals and an organization.

    Teaching Excellence
    We believe that we are first and foremost a teaching institution.

  • Program Goals

    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.

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Award Opportunities

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.

 

 

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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.

Henry Bertolon '74 Entrepreneur
Danin Ahmed '10 Retirement Plan Expert, Beacon Benefits, Inc.
Rafael Barbosa '10 Vice Chair Director of Marketing, Fire & Ice Restaurants
Claudia F. Chuber Director of Development, North Shore Community Development Coalition
Eduardo Crespo Founder & CEO Hispanic Market Solution
Linda Nowak Dean, Bertolon School of Business
Thomas F. French CPA '91 Chair Chief Financial Officer, AES Corporation
Jeannette A. Gerald Business Consultant, MBDA Business Center
Scott Gibney Jr. '11 Assistant Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce
David W. Ives, CPCU CEO, Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Elliot Katzman '78 General Partner, Commonwealth Capital Ventures
Richard A. Lengevin Langevin Management Advisors
Craig Markiewicz '05, '12 G Senior Internal Auditor, American Tower Corporation
Thomas Marmen '65 Private Investor
Peter J. Mongeau CEBS, Principal, Mercer Health & Benefits, LLC
Julie Palen '89 Founder & CEO, InterNoded, Inc.
Mary W. Sarris Executive Director, North Shore Workforce Investment Board
Charles M. Smith Vice President, Eastern Bank
Christine Sullivan Retired Executive Director, The Enterprise Center
Michael Trigillio '00 President, Associated Home Care, Inc.
Cheryl Crounse Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Salem State University
Kathleen Hess Associate Dean, Bertolon School of Business

 

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Contact Us

Office Location
Salem State University, Central Campus, room 255

Mailing Address
Bertolon School of Business
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970 

Phone
978.542.6608
978.542.7314

Email
bsbstaff@salemstate.edu

 

Interim Dean Kathleen Hess CC-129 978.542.7316
Administrative Assistant Kim Meyer CC-209 978.542.7314
Administrative Assistant Rosa Taormina CC-249 978.542.6640
Clerk Lesia De Jesus CC-255 978.542.6608
Technology Manager Marcie Talbot CC-213 978.542.7261

 

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