The Shields School of Business enables students and graduates to know more, do more, and be more.
The Shields School of Business enables students and graduates to know more, do more, and be more. Our graduates have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers.
Our credo in the Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University is to enable you to be successful in business, while being educated in the Franciscan tradition where there is a mind for excellence, a heart for service, and spirit for peace and justice. We deliver a high-caliber, student-centric and values-based business education.
Thousands of today's business executives are graduates of the Saint Francis University Shields School of Business, and have moved into rewarding positions of leadership and responsibility. You can become one of them!
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Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
View our IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Learning Form Summary Results 2014-2015
Schwab Hall, an iconic 1930 building built by industrialist Charles M. Schwab underwent a year-long, multi-million-dollar renovation. Schwab Hall serves as the home for the Shields School of Business.
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The dedication and opening of Schwab Hall during the fall of 2016, after a year-long renovation, gave way to a new name for the School of Business—the Shields School of Business—honoring the generosity, loyalty and friendship of Peter and Suzy Shields and their support of Saint Francis University.
Peter, an Ebensburg, PA native, and Suzy chose to honor Peter's parents, Ferdinand and Frances, who shared the University's constant values of faith and family, by supporting the Schwab Hall project. Peter is chairman of the board of Flat Rock Metal, a
family owned and operated high-quality, niche steel processor specializing in critical surface sheet and coil processing. Located in Flat Rock, MI, and incorporated in 1981, it has grown to become the largest sheet polisher of carbon steel in North America. Peter's father, Ferdinand, graduated from Saint
Francis in 1928 and is one of only four alumni to have been named a member of the SFU Athletics Hall of Fame and a Distinguished Alumnus. Peter's mother, Frances (Little) Shields, was an assistant professor of education at Saint Francis from 1961-70.
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At Saint Francis, we want to provide you with plenty of opportunities to learn about business from respected leaders, participate in hands-on training, and to become involved in the community. Whether your interests include learning more about international business, managing a stock portfolio, or creating solutions for real businesses through our Small Business Development Center, there are ample opportunities to become involved and to expand your resume.
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2002 Management grad Jason Hite was named a “2016 Game Changer" by Workforce Magazine.
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Join us for a full weekend of fun activities planned for you and your family from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2!
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The move-in dust has settled, and our students are getting down to business with the first week of classes already under their belts!
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The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine has hit the shelves (and is in the mail)!
Catch up on all the latest stories in this issue
What do Seattle's "most socially responsible crouton" and Saint Francis University have in common? Bill Adamucci (Economics '66), that's what.
Bill Adamucci Profile
Desmend, an incoming freshman in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program, is no stranger to Saint Francis University. Participating in the University’s Upward Bound Program, he was one of only 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of 53,000 applicants across the U.S.
Read his story
For the past five decades Sam Ranaudo has been helping families plan for and enjoy their futures. As a chartered financial consultant, he takes pride in knowing that his advice has put generations of families through school; has prepared couples for retirement; and has provided for families in some of their most dismal times.
Read Sam's story
Matthew Fraley (Digital Media/Marketing major) has been selected to take part in the Knights Pilgrimage to Krakow and World Youth Day 2016. Congratulations!
Learn more about the trip.
Jose Pablo Medina came to Saint Francis University from Mexico City, Mexico to play Division I Soccer and now is on the cusp of leaving it as a young investment banker executive with Bank of America – Merrill Lynch.
Jose Medina Profile
During her time at Saint Francis University, alumna Leah Kessler was heavily involved in clubs and activities. Now, she is spending time on mission trips, serving as a representative for Bausch + Lomb, where she currently works.
Alumni Profile Leah Kessler
The Saint Francis University chapter of ENACTUS is headed to the National Exposition after winning the title “Regional Champions” in the ENACTUS Regional Competition.
Find out when Nationals are
Founded 10 years ago by Dr. Frye, Dean of the School of Business, the Spring Break trip to London celebrated its 10th anniversary. Over the 10 ten years, approximately 210 students have made memories and experienced life abroad in London.
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Dr. Randy Frye
Dean, Shields School of Business
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