About the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business was established almost 30 years ago following an endowment gift from The Martha and Spencer Love Foundation. The Love School of Business is based in the 60,000-square-foot Ernest A. Koury, Sr. Business Center, which opened in 2006.


The Love School of Business includes the following departments:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and International Business


The following centers are housed in the Love School of Business:


The Love School of Business is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an honor achieved by fewer than five percent of business schools in the world. 

National Rankings

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the Love School of Business' undergraduate business program among the top 50 in the nation since 2012. Bloomberg Businessweek has also ranked the Elon MBA program among the top 20 part-time programs in the nation since 2007.

In Poets&Quants' "Best Undergraduate Business Programs for 2016," the Love School of Business was ranked #39.


The faculty in the Love School of Business bring academic and professional experience as well as creativity and enthusiasm to the classroom. They have earned numerous awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring, and have contributed to the field through their research and publications in major journals. The faculty also teach in Elon’s nationally ranked part-time MBA program, providing students with a rigorous academic environment and constant exposure to current business practices.

Mission: Who We Are

We are leaders in the design and delivery of transformational educational experiences through engaged learning, excellence in teaching, mission-driven applied and pedagogical scholarship, and service, with a rigorous program of study that produces graduates able to provide principled leadership in the global community.

Vision: What We Aspire to Be

We will prepare our graduates to lead extraordinary lives - with the skills and aspiration to make the future better for the organizations and communities in which they serve.

Values: What We Believe

We believe in the value of intellectual curiosity, rigor, critical thinking, and a shared commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service that makes a difference in the lives of our students and our community. We believe in the value of an inclusive community and respect the importance and contribution of all. We believe in a culture of service and collaboration and value stewardship, honesty and fairness, and we strive to ensure that these values guide our words and actions. We believe in the transformative value of the liberal arts combined with a cutting edge business education in providing the skills, values, and the vision that will enable our graduates to become leaders in the global community.

2014-19 Love School of Business Strategic Plan

Video and Slideshow

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About the Loves

Martha and Spencer Love

After consulting with readers and scholars, Business North Carolina published a list of the 20 most-influential business figures in the history of North Carolina. The individuals selected were tagged the titans of 20th-century Tar Heel business. James Spencer Love was ranked first on the list. Read more...