The Strome College of Business endeavors to build a reputation as a vibrant learning community that attracts and retains top-quality undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to meet tomorrow's international leadership and ethical challenges--today. The college strives to be known internationally for assembling and maintaining a world-class faculty committed to excellence in the classroom and in research; as a global leader in maritime and supply chain management research and education, drawing upon our unique geography and regional resources; for fostering the spirit and understanding of entrepreneurship and creativity; and as an exceptional community partner, fully committed to collaboration in serving Hampton Roads and beyond. It is the mission of the Strome College of Business to develop globally and ethically savvy students for careers in business and government. Exposure to real-world situations plays a key role in the successful achievement of that mission. The college is fortunate to have local business leaders who are willing to bring their experiences to the classroom, share their insights, and mentor and help prepare students for the "real world" of business and government. The college has several centers and institutes that enhance and support the academic programs. These units offer opportunities for students and faculty members to interact with representatives of business, industry, and government from the region and the state, and across the globe.