Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Welcome from the Dean

 Joseph A. DiAngelo , Ed.D., Dean,
Erivan K. Haub School of Business.

Welcome to the Erivan K. Haub School of Business.  The Haub School provides a comprehensive business curriculum complementing the liberal arts component of the general education program at Saint Joseph’s.  There are eight majors from which to choose from among seven departments.  In addition to the majors, there are a number of minors and interdisciplinary programs, such as Music Industry, Risk Management and Insurance, and International Business.   With a variety of possibilities, I am confident that you will find a course of study that echoes your interests and challenges your expectations.  You may learn more about the individual departments and the majors and programs they offer by going to their websites, located at .

As an institution that is accredited by AACSB, the International Association for Management Education, the Haub School is in an elite category of the best business schools throughout the world.  It allows us to attract and retain highly qualified faculty who can create dynamic learning environments and to connect with numerous business and community partners in this rapidly changing global economy.

We are proud of some of the past accomplishments the Haub School has achieved.  Some of these achievements include:

  • For the fifth time in the last eight years, the Part-time MBA program was ranked among the Top 23 in the nation by U.S News & World Report and the No. 1 business school in Philadelphia.
  • Recognition as one of the nation’s outstanding graduate business schools in The Princeton Review’s student survey-driven guidebook, The Best 296 Business Schools.
  • Overall ranking of No. 57 out of 1500 by Business Week’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools and No. 18 by recruiters who hire our students. Saint Joseph's is one of only three Philadelphia schools included in the top 60.
  • The HSB was awarded The Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Chapter Award- the fifth consecutive year that SJU has been named an Outstanding Chapter.  Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society recognizing academic achievements of students who are enrolled in college business and management programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
  • US News and World Report recognized our Marketing Undergraduate programs in Food Marketing, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Sport and Entertainment Marketing and Marketing Communications among the best 21 specialty programs in the United States for 2010.

We are particularly proud of our students’ successes as a reflection of hard work and dedication.  Some of the student highlights include:

  • Philadelphia Cup”- A group of graduate finance students participated in the 2009 Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Case Competition, the which is the region’s only leading business case competition focused entirely on the financial investment/corporate development marketplace, and placed a close second to The Wharton School of Business.
  • Portfolio Team Award Competition - The student managed portfolio won the top portfolio team award in 2008 for the core style of management at the undergraduate level at the Eighth Annual Global Student Investment Forum, co-sponsored by University of Dayton and the United Nations Global Impact.
  • AMA International Collegiate Conference - The Saint Joseph’s chapter of the American Marketing Association, for a second year in a row, won 4 awards at the 2008 30th conference.  In 2009 the chapter was voted as the Top 16 Chapters out of 145 Outstanding Chapters.

Take advantage of the many resources that are here to help ensure your success and enhance your college experience.  Explore service learning and study abroad opportunities.  Make use of our library and technology support and research tools.  In addition, take advantage of what the HSB has to offer:

  • The William Leahy Center for Advising works closely with first and second-year students and is an excellent resource for general advising questions and issues related to the transition to college.  
  • The Cooperative Education Program unites the classroom and the workplace.  
  • Visit a representative from the Career Development Center in Mandeville (Room 206A).  
  • Support in funding.  A centralized scholarship database, houses scholarships, fellowships and similar funding opportunities for which SJU students are eligible.  Check the Career Development Center website and enter your SJU career login to access the database.

Below are a few HSB features which are sure to enrich your educational experience:

The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics

The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics was founded to be an intellectual resource for the application of business ethics in both academic and business contexts.

Wall Street Trading Room

The Haub School is pleased to have one of the few Wall Street Trading Rooms in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The Trading Room contains a Ticker Board, Picture Wall and Data Wall, and 35 computers with 15” dual flat screens.  It is also used by students taking courses in Student Managed Investments, Investments, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, and Information Systems.  A student portfolio, “The Hawk Fund” is managed by the students in Student Managed Investments and volunteers using the research capabilities in the Trading Room.  The Hawk Fund portfolio rate of return is published monthly.

We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities and experiences that are in your midst this year which will help you to cultivate your interests and to participate in the Saint Joseph’s community and beyond.