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Strome College of Business

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Strome College of Business to develop globally and ethically savvy students for careers in business and government. Exposure to real-world situations plays a key role in the successful achievement of that mission. The College is fortunate to have local business leaders who are willing to bring their experiences to the classroom, share their insights, and mentor and help prepare students for the "real world" of business and government. The College has several centers and institutes which enhance and support the academic programs. These units offer opportunities for students and faculty members to interact with representatives of business, industry, and government from the region and the state, and across the globe.

Vision Statement

Transformative impact through: Leadership, Innovative programs, Entrepreneurial culture

Who We Are

Vision Statement

Transformative impact through:

  • Leadership
  • Innovative programs
  • Entrepreneurial culture

The College strives to be known globally for:

  • leadership in the scholarship of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access, through research and curriculum
  • assembling and maintaining a world-class faculty committed to excellence in the classroom and in research
  • fostering a culture of lifelong learning and professional development among students, faculty, staff and in our community, and
  • as an exceptional community partner, fully committed to collaboration in serving Hampton Roads and beyond.

Our scholars are devoted to leading research and programming in:

  • maritime and supply chain management
  • transitional entrepreneurship
  • inclusive wellbeing
  • digital transformation
  • multi-sectoral partnerships (private, government, and non-profit)
  • economic resiliency and adaptive capacity.


Undergraduate degrees


Full-time faculty members


Doctoral Degrees


Enrolled Students

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Our Milestones

The Strome College of Business is one of approximately 700 business schools in 48 countries and territories to have achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and one of only 180 institutions to hold an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs. The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Mark Strome Luncheon
  • 1964 - Inception of MBA Program
  • 1974 - Initial AACSB accreditation
  • 1983 - Initial separate Accounting accreditation
  • 1985 - Integration of the Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration and name change to College of Business and Public Administration
  • 1989 - Inception of doctoral program in business administration
  • 2002 - Move to renovated Constant Hall
  • 2012 - Opening of Lumsden Trading Room and Research Lab
  • 2014 - Strome gift and change of name to Strome College of Business