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image of malcolm baldrigePost University—began as a school of business back in 1890. Known as the Mattoon Shorthand School, we taught aspiring clerical workers how to operate in a business environment. Over time that little school on Bank Street in downtown Waterbury, CT, evolved into the University we know now. Today, Post University offers three distinct academic Schools, each focused on specific disciplines to prepare students for their future, including this School of Business.

While the School of Business has been around since the 1990’s, it wasn’t until 2012 that the School of Business was “Named” as the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business in honor of the Waterbury native and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Since our naming, the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business has evolved into a highly comprehensive business school offering academic programs at the associates, bachelors, masters, and advanced certificate levels.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University has established a strong reputation for high-quality teaching, collaboration, and outreach spanning a wide array of functional business disciplines including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Management, not to mention our widely recognized Sport Management program. Integral to our curriculum, and in alignment with our namesake, is the entrepreneurial mindset with specific attention to societal responsibility.  We believe that it is our responsibility, as a business school that is developing tomorrow’s leaders, to instill in our graduates a sense of social responsibility.

Innovation, excellence, integrity, and leadership—these are the qualities that helped Malcolm Baldrige achieve success in Waterbury, and later in the White House as the Secretary of Commerce. Today, they augment the core philosophy of student-centered teaching that you’ll find in every program, course, and professor in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University. As a student, in The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, you’ll learn to do more than just react to change… You’ll learn how to have the foresight to anticipate, embrace, and ultimately shape change.

Malcolm Baldrige may have paved the way starting back in the 1940s, but his thoughts on innovation and leading positive change are timeless. Ideas that helped inspire our nation have helped us create pathways for students that are truly inspired.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business identifies our educational and strategic commitments:

The mission of The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business is to create an educational environment where everyone has a chance to succeed, no matter who or where they are.

We do this through three key behaviors: (1) We are laser-focused on each learner and their unique needs. (2) We provide the absolute best support from a business school in higher education. And (3) Ferociously and consistently challenge the status quo.

Our mission statement confirms our commitment to students and their success through academic excellence, experiential learning, and entrepreneurial thinking. We are committed to providing the highest possible quality in teaching and outreach to attain these goals. We believe that academic excellence in a modern business education requires an entrepreneurial perspective that strives to identify and address business and societal challenges experienced by workers, managers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and the greater community in which our students live and work.

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business is identified by outstanding business faculty with a commitment to the teacher-scholar model, talented students, successful alumni, and close partnerships with major corporations, both locally and globally. Strengthened by support from Post University’s administration and engaged advisory boards, the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business aspires to be the #1 Business School for working adults and, by extension, help as many people as possible to maximize their success through higher education. We intend to accomplish these aspirations through key strategic areas, including: (1) a laser focus on our students and their unique needs, (2) entrepreneurial training of business leaders, and (3) engagement of, and commitment to, the local, regional, and national needs of the communities in which our students live and work.

The Business School’s goal for the next decade is to gain international recognition for our ability to prepare working adults for business in tomorrow’s economy and for our ability to have a real-world impact on social issues impacting our learner’s communities. We will do this through our distinctive competencies, which include:

  • An integrative curriculum that blends the entrepreneurial mindset with social responsibility.
  • Classroom pedagogy and andragogy that provides a real-world context to business fundamentals.
  • Cutting-edge instruction that leverages technology and thought-leadership on business practice, entrepreneurship and societal responsibility.
  • Strategic use of technology as an enabler in the solution of complex business issues.
  •  Intensive experiential learning opportunities that provide a meaningful business context to the classroom.

Additionally, we will leverage our corporate partnerships to enhance learning by providing active experiences to enrich student development.

Accreditation & Rankings

Programs within the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business have been continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Global Business Accreditation since 2014*. This means we meet or exceed established standards for these business programs around the globe. ACBSP Global Business Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement, worldwide, for business programs that have a primary teaching focus as opposed to a research focus.

*Accredited programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Marketing, Associate of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Science in Management, Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Business Administration.

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Centers of Excellence

The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business is in the process of creating even more opportunities for students, faculty, associates, and community members through the of two interdisciplinary centers of excellence:

  • The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)
  • The Leadership Institute

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Baldrige Newsletters

Current Baldrige Newsletter

Issue 5: Spring 2023

Previous Baldrige Newsletters

Issue 4: Winter 2022

Issue 3: Spring 2021

Issue 2: Fall 2020

Issue 1: Spring 2020

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead, business in the next decade will occur in an increasingly complex environment that has the potential to dramatically reshape our world. In this context, the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business—with a commitment to the entrepreneurial mindset and social responsibility—is positioned to maximize our student’s success and, by extension, strengthen the competitiveness of the organizations and communities in which they work and live.

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