Dean’s Message

A Record of Achievement

untitledThese are busy and exciting days for the Carey Business School.  At the end of the 2016 calendar year, we will pause to observe that a decade has passed since Johns Hopkins University announced William P. Carey’s founding gift. In a relatively short time, the school has grown and improved in many important areas.

Consider the evidence:

• Dramatic increases in student applications and enrollments.

• A major expansion of our full-time faculty, with many of them involved in knowledge-creating research.

• New academic programs, including an online platform that brings Carey courses to students across the United States and even to some in other countries.

• More collaborations between the Carey and greater Johns Hopkins communities (as well as between Carey and both the private and public sectors).

• A significant rise in our unrestricted gifts and endowment.

• More staff to handle the needs of our many stakeholders, such as applicants, students, faculty, alumni, and donors, among others.

• Many more public-facing events that present and enhance the Carey brand.

• A growing presence on social and earned media.

• A bigger footprint overseas.

They’re just some of the gains the school has realized during these recent years of great ambition and even greater energy.

Everyone connected to Carey, from all those working and studying on our campuses to our alumni, donors, and other supporters, can share in the pride of these successes.

Carey’s growth provides the theme for this special issue of Carey Business, drawing attention to some of the highlights of our progress, particularly from the past several years.

The record supports our strong belief that we approach the new year with considerable assets and enviable momentum. And I know our best is yet to come.

We’re not the types to linger on our accomplishments, though. Our record to date serves more as a launching pad for the next phase of our development as we continue our efforts to move the Carey Business School into the top tier of business schools across the nation.

To every member of the Carey community, I want to express my sincerest thanks and best wishes.


Bernard T. Ferrari, Dean