2014: A Year of Milestones

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  • Largest graduating class ever.
  • First summer graduation ceremony.
  • Incoming class with the largest-ever number of full-time students.

These separate milestones from 2014 were among the more prominent indicators of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s continued rapid development.

Last May 19, the spring commencement at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore marked the close of the 2013-2014 academic year, with an all-time Carey high of 730 students in the graduating class. Visa Inc. Chief Executive Officer Charles W. Scharf delivered the main address.

Less than three months later, on August 7, the Carey School held its first summer graduation, as 417 students received their degrees. James J. Murren, the chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International, addressed the graduates.

Eleven days later, the school welcomed new and returning students at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. Some 750 new students – including about 530 new full-timers, the largest number in that category in the school’s history – joined Carey this fall across all programs at its campuses in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Columbia, Maryland.  The total number of Carey students as of early October was about 1,590.

“This was a tremendous year for the Carey Business School,” said Dean Bernard T. Ferrari.  “Our growth demonstrates the success of our school in attracting talented students and faculty to build an innovative and relevant business education experience.”

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