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Message from the Dean


Greetings! I'm Dr. Mark Rosenbaum, dean of the Graham School of Management (GSM) at Saint Xavier University. On behalf of the GSM faculty and staff, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and in good spirits.

Although we have been met by these uncertain times, we will emerge stronger and dedicated to repairing the world via business endeavors. Saint Xavier University has a long history in Chicago, as we were founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. Since our founding, SXU has survived hardships such as the Great Chicago Fire, the Great Depression, two major global wars, and now, a global pandemic. Inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of Mercy, our Catholic faith, and our mandate to promote the common good by developing ethical business leaders, we will survive together, as a family.

Even though your course is now fully remote, GSM remains committed to supporting your success toward completion of your degree. Regardless of the education mode, you'll learn contemporary business practices from professors and instructors who have either earned terminal degrees (Ph.D. or J.D.) or who have earned advanced degrees with extensive practical business.

Inspired by the Mercy mission and Catholic Social Justice, our business curriculum focuses on preparing future managers who are dedicated to supporting the common good in their daily lives. We strive to teach business students how they can contribute to societal well-being by supporting the dignity of employees and by delivering value to their customers, clients or guests. Indeed, the GSM strives to develop students with personal, professional and service excellence.

Hopefully, we will be returning to hosting classes and events in GSM shortly. I look forward to those times when we can interact with each other in the building, on campus and at organizational/club events. At the present time, we must focus on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus to keep the entire SXU community safe and healthy, which includes practicing social distancing, self-isolating and even quarantining if sick.

If I can be of any assistance regarding GSM questions, please contact me via email at or at my office phone at 773-298-3601. I am checking my voicemail regularly. You can also reach out to me through my LinkedIn profile.

"Let us take one day only in hands at a time. Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow."
-- Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

Be safe, be strong, be well and God bless.

Mark S. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
Dean, Graham School of Management