Morgan State, Wharton School Announce First-of-its-Kind Collaboration

The Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have announced a collaboration that focuses on faculty and student academic programming.

According to a statement announcing the new relationship, the collaboration represents the first time The Wharton School has collaborated with a historically black college.

This synergy “represents a key element in the missions of both schools in building academic excellence through diversity” as well as addressing other challenges, the statement says.

“We are proud to collaborate with the Graves School at Morgan State University, one of the country’s leading HBCUs,” Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett is quoted as saying in the statement. “Wharton and Graves share a vision for true collaboration and sharing of expertise on both our home campuses as well as globally. I’m excited at the potential for this relationship to create numerous curricular and research learning opportunities for Wharton faculty, students, and our entire community.”

“Morgan’s continued growth is strengthened by successful collaborations and having opportunities to enter into mutually beneficial agreements like what we have been able to establish between the Wharton School and our Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management,” Morgan State University President David Wilson is quoted as saying. “This unique collaboration between an Ivy League institution and a Historically Black College and/or University will serve as a blueprint, creating innovative educational opportunities for students and faculty, spurring academic research. We look forward to growing this relationship and seeing it remain fruitful in the years to come.”

The Graves School is named in honor of Morgan State alumnus Earl G. Graves Sr., founder and publisher of Black Enterprise, the magazine and multimedia company. The school offers accredited undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and, according to Morgan State, graduates more African American students of business than any other school in Maryland.

The collaboration between Wharton and Graves will explore conferences, curricular development, and research, the statement says.

For more information about the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, visit its website.