Nationally recognized for academic excellence, Salisbury University has a creative curriculum emphasizing undergraduate research, study abroad, professional internships, and community engagement. Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Forbes, Money and other publications consistently rank SU among the nation's "Best Values." A proud member of the University System of Maryland, Salisbury offers 58 distinct academic programs, including two new doctorates and an online MBA. The AACSB-accredited Franklin P. Perdue School of Business prepares students for global work environments by providing experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Entrepreneurship competitions, for example, offer some 300,000 USD annually to students and others. Perdue Hall, a state-of-the-art home for the business school, opened in 2011. Founded in 1925, SU is just two and a half hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The Sea Gulls have won 18 NCAA national team championships. Exceptional students, a highly regarded faculty, and dynamic administration have made SU a Maryland University of National Distinction.