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A Message from the Dean

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I welcome you to the Graham School of Business (GSB) at York College of Pennsylvania! It is an honor to represent the more than 60 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members who serve our campus through scholarship, teaching, research, and support services. GSB prepares students for leadership positions, conducts innovative research that informs business practice, and cultivates entrepreneurial growth. Students gain the transferable knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for a wide range of both current and future job positions. GSB’s international faculty achieves rigorous standards of teaching excellence and research productivity. The school attracts top-level students and engages them in the highest quality hands-on business education. 

Given that career paths can change, the best way to prepare for the future of work is to understand all facets of business, including health-care providers, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and corporations. Fundamental knowledge along with a background in a specific major gives students the competitive edge they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. GSB provides an environment that fosters the development of a multitude of talents and gifts. 

Students can explore project-based learning and real business cases. Whatever students’ career or life goals, GSB faculty and programs can mold them into lifelong learners with the ability to prosper in an ever-changing landscape. Through the capstone experience, our past students have completed strategic consulting projects for local and national companies, entrepreneurial ventures, and not-for-profit organizations. Not only has this experience helped the business community, it has also provided the best opportunity for our students to start applying their education to the real word. 

Students are invited to take advantage of the opportunities and resources offered by GSB. Students will find an array of classes offered by our academic departments and several interdisciplinary programs. Students can choose from over 20 majors to build the foundations of their scholarly pursuits. As a business school, we offer interdisciplinary resources to our students, faculty, and members of the business community. The school’s interdisciplinary teaching and research stimulate opportunities for economic development and technological innovation in the business world. 

The leadership skills that our students learn inside and outside the classroom prepare them for careers in business and public service. Most importantly, a GSB education enables students to pursue lives filled with meaning and purpose. Essential to the success of our students and alumni are the leadership abilities and experiential knowledge that members of our faculty bring to their classes. As leaders of thought in their industries, the research and expertise of our faculty members pushes positive change, both at York College of Pennsylvania and around the world.

If you choose GSB for your scholarship, either as a student or faculty member, know that you will be joining a community that comprises wise mentors and collegial friends, is committed to excellence, and will last a lifetime. I would like to invite all who are interested in enhancing your knowledge and careers to explore the Graham School of Business at York College of Pennsylvania online or by visiting our campus

Nick Delener, Ph.D., MBA
Dean & Full Professor

The new Dean of the business school, Nick Delener, posing for his photo in front of green bushes
Nick Delener, Ph.D., M.B.A., Dean of the Graham School of Business at York College of Pennsylvania