Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Membership in Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society in business administration, is offered to those students who have attained a grade point average of 3.25 or better and who rank within the top 20% of the department’s majors. The Delta Mu Delta Honor Society was established in 1913 to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement by students in business subjects. It is recognized nationally by business organizations.
The Beta Pi Chapter was established at Mount St. Mary’s University in 1975 and is open to all majors in the Bolte School of Business. The Bolte School has inducted more than 700 students into the Beta Pi Chapter since 1975.
The Bolte School sponsors several clubs and organizations: the Accounting Club, the Economics Club, the Finance Club, the Marketing Club, the Sports Management Club, and Women and Men in Business (WAM). These organizations provide students with leadership opportunities and have very active programs of outside speakers, career nights, social activities and service projects.
The Bolte School also sponsors the Enactus (formerly SIFE) team. Enactus is a student led organization that takes your classroom education and puts it into practice by developing and executing community outreach projects to solve real world problems. Enactus projects concentrate on six areas: market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, environmental sustainability, and business ethics. Enactus teams present the results of their projects at Regional, National, and International Competitions. Business executives judge the competition, provide feedback to students, and serve as a great networking opportunity. For more information, please contact Dr. Corinne Farneti.
Economics students regularly participate in an intercollegiate Monetary Policy contest sponsored by the 5th District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch. Mount St. Mary’s University was the Fed Challenge Team Champion in 1999, 2007, and 2010. The team was a Fed Challenge finalist (2nd Place) in 2001 and 2011.
Students have opportunities for research beyond what is required in the classroom. Some students arrange independent studies for academic credit with research programs designed with faculty. Students may also assist faculty members as research assistants. Finally, Bolte School students in the Honors Program complete a research project in their senior year that is supervised by a faculty member.
The School is proud to officially recognize our majors through earned awards and prizes.
The Monsignor Bradley Memorial Prize (Business)
Founded by the university in memory of the Rev. Monsignor Bernard J. Bradley, L.L.D., class of 1889, former college president, for the highest scholastic average throughout the business major.
The Monsignor Bradley Memorial Prize (Accounting)
Founded by the university in memory of the Rev. Monsignor Bernard J. Bradley, L.L.D., for the highest scholastic average throughout the accounting major.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Excellence in the Study of Economics Award
This award is presented annually by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch, to a senior for excellence in the study of economics.
The Outstanding Achievement in Accounting Award
This award is presented annually by the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants to the outstanding junior accounting major.
Federal Reserve Challenge Scholarship
A grant from PNC Bank provides funds to offer scholarships to students studying economics who excel at explaining and analyzing the macroeconomy and who lead the discussion and debate of current monetary policy. The scholarship recipients represent Mount St. Mary's University as team leaders at a national economics policy competition organized by the Federal Reserve.
Thomas Holmes Prize in Accounting
Founded in 2006, this award is a gift from Prudence and Bruce Len awarded to a junior accounting major for academic merit and contribution to Mount St. Mary's University.
The William G. McGowan Endowed Scholarship
The William G. McGowan Endowed Scholarship in business was established in 1995 by a grant from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund for two business, accounting or economics majors in their senior year. Students apply in the spring of their junior year. Eligibility criteria include a demonstration of financial need and a GPA of 3.2 or above.
Every spring, the Sport Management Club coordinates the Business Olympics, an afternoon picnic for students and faculty including games and a business quiz. Cash prizes are awarded.
An internship program allows students to explore professional options, gain practical experience by working in their chosen field, and network and make contacts. The Bolte School encourages its students to seek internship opportunities to extend their classroom learning and to enhance their attractiveness to prospective employees. Many such opportunities are available through the Career Center; students are also encouraged to seek their own opportunities.
The Career Center maintains an extensive list of internship opportunities online. Students are encouraged to contact the Career Center for assistance in identifying appropriate opportunities. All internships for credit are processed through the Career Center.
Questions about the School's policies and guidelines for internships should be directed to Professor Mary Beth Graham, Director of Undergraduate Business Studies.