Welcome to the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Guam. We are at the forefront, engaging in opportunities where “America’s Day Begins” in the Western Pacific. Resilience is our motto, where we have managed to do more with less by strategically leveraging limited resources across multiple partners, in order to effectively support our various stakeholders’ needs.
Recognizing the importance of leading change, the School has built and strengthened partnerships with private businesses, non-profit organizations, and local and U.S. federal government agencies. Faculty are engaged in professional memberships and boards, both nationally and locally. The School has representation with the local Association for Government Accountants, Guam Chamber of Commerce, Guam Chapter of American CPA’s, Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association, Guam Society for Human Resources Management, and Guam Visitors Bureau. Student chapters and/or clubs avail of such professional memberships through the guidance and support of respective SBPA faculty advisors. In addition to their primary roles of teaching and scholarship, faculty also serve in a variety of commissions, boards, and committees in the community. Most classroom sessions are augmented with professional guest speakers from various industries and professions.
We have built solid partnerships with professional associations in various disciplines within the private and public sectors, and enjoy outstanding support from our Advisory Council. These include representatives from across key industries and disciplines on Guam who engage as ambassadors for the School, and participate in part with curricula review, research support, and fundraising. This year’s representatives include AD Sanford Technology, Bank of Guam, Calvo’s Select-Care, Ernst & Young, LLP, GTA Teleguam, Guam Community College, Hotel Nikko Guam, Matson Navigation, Micronesia Self-Help, Q-Mark Research, South Pacific Petroleum, Inc., U.S. Navy, Tidewater, Inc., and USO.
Through its partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and local government and two-year colleges throughout Micronesia, the School offers small business counseling and training to entrepreneurs under the auspices of the Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network (aka Guam Small Business Development Center). Recently, the Network received unconditional full accreditation by the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, the School has partnered with various local government planning and economic development agencies (i.e., Guam Economic Development Authority, Guam Bureau of Labor Statistics, Guam Department of Labor, Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans) to address economic and business data initiatives that will support industry and small business planning efforts, as well as economic development initiatives. As a result of these partnerships, the School, through the UOG Pacific Center for Economic Initiatives, augments the services of the Guam Small Business Development Center through a more intense 8-weeks entrepreneurship program for small businesses who want to grow and partake in the opportunities afforded through the impending Guam military buildup.
Our students represent traditional and non-traditional alike, who seek professional programs within the School designed to develop socially responsible leaders for business, government, or non-profit organizations. Students enjoy an array of leadership, community service, and practical application opportunities through any one of our six student (club) organizations: American Marketing Association (AMA) - UOG Collegiate Chapter, Junior Accountants Society (JAS), Public Administration and Legal Studies (PALS) Club, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). SBPA Alumni and graduating students also take advantage of the (local) Rotary Clubs-sponsored Rotaract Club. International study tours and publication opportunities are also made available for SBPA students.
We are pleased to announce full accreditation of our business programs with the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and have current membership with the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business – International to build upon our networks across prospective business partners. Evidence of these partnerships can be found through our annual Guam International Accounting Forums (with Nagoya University and Kobe University, Japan) and our annual international business conferences (i.e., Doing Business in the Global Economy) (with Penn State Altoona, Alfred University, and Hanoi School of Business).
We invite you to take advantage of the array of opportunities at the University of Guam School of Business and Public Administration, and to join us as we prepare a new breed of professionals to embark on and succeed in an unprecedented path of significant and emerging change facing our island economy.
Dr. Annette T. Santos, Interim Dean