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Welcome Message from the GSM

Welcome to the Graham School of Management (GSM) at Saint Xavier University! GSM strives to develop business leaders with personal, professional and service excellence. Whether a learner pursues a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a certificate of study, our AACSB-accredited business curriculum will help them develop human and practical skills that help them obtain meaningful employment. GSM offers programs designed to align with Chicago's service economy, like accounting, finance, management and digital marketing, programs in demand in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

As a Mercy institution of higher education, we believe that human skills, often referred to as soft or critical skills in business, are essential to creating successful business leaders. We recognize that business leaders need to communicate effectively, problem-solve, collaborate, and value inclusion and diversity. We believe learning the human side of business is just as crucial as developing traditional business acumen.

Our BBA offers undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain specializations in accounting, finance, management, hospitality and digital marketing. GSM is dedicated to preparing students to be career-ready. We work with leading employers, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Wix and Weiss Hospitality, to ensure our programming is relevant and helps students find employment opportunities.

At the MBA level, GSM prides itself in offering students unique specializations that align with employment needs in Chicago and elsewhere, like healthcare management, financial fraud examination, and investigative and forensic accounting. We also take great pride in offering combined MBA programs in computer science and nursing.

Despite our relatively small footprint on 103rd Street, I'm confident that you will soon discover the enormous impact the Graham School of Management has in the Chicagoland area. Our small size permits us to be flexible and personal as we work together in helping learners develop into ethical, successful managers and entrepreneurs who contribute to the common good.