July 19, 2010

Carey Business School heads to Harbor East

Johns Hopkins’ business school will be in the moving business this week as it takes up residence at its new home on the waterfront at Harbor East.

The Carey Business School, headquartered for much of the past decade at the Downtown Center at Charles and Fayette streets, will be moving equipment and supplies later this week to its new campus at 100 International Drive. Administrators, faculty members and staffers will show up for their first day of work at Harbor East on July 26.

In early August, the members of the charter class of the Johns Hopkins Global MBA, the signature full-time program of the business school, will arrive at the new campus for orientation. A few weeks later, students in Carey’s part-time programs will begin classes at Harbor East.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute to this vibrant part of the city and to do so in a facility that will provide a stimulating and nurturing learning experience for all our students,” said Yash Gupta, dean of the Carey Business School.

The school will occupy a total of 80,000 square feet on four floors of the LEED-certified Legg Mason Building, including a Carey-branded entrance on the first floor.

Most student activities will take place on the second floor. It includes 10 classrooms with state-of-the-art technology capable of video and audio recordings of sessions; a dozen rooms for group work on team projects, with large screens onto which students will be able to project images from their personal computers; a library; a help desk for IT support; a suite of offices for student organizations and activities; and a student lounge that

will open up to balconies overlooking the Inner Harbor.

The 12th floor of the building will house the administrative offices of the school, including the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Development, Finance, Human Resources, Registrar, Academic Advisory, Communications, Career Services and Programs, as well as the offices of Gupta and two vice deans. Faculty offices will be one story up, on the 13th floor. At Harbor East, Carey will have 89 full-time staffers and 35 full-time faculty members.

The school will continue to hold classes at its satellite campuses in Washington, D.C., and in Rockville and Columbia, Md. Academic advisers and career counselors will maintain regular hours at those campuses.

Nearly all the 18 Carey staffers who have worked in Columbia will move to Harbor East; two members of the Student Services Office will keep their main offices at the Howard County campus.

The six Carey staffers based at the Washington, D.C., facility will remain there. Two Carey positions in Rockville are in the recruitment process.

While the business school will no longer have a presence at the Downtown Center, several members of Carey’s information technology team will occupy offices a block north at One Charles Center, where many of the school’s full-time staff members have worked for the past decade.

Carey personnel will have new phone numbers at Harbor East. The school’s new main number will be 410-234-9200.

In a letter to faculty and staff this month, Gupta commented on the school’s move to Harbor East, noting, “Our offices above the harbor afford us a window on the world, both literally and figuratively. The philosophy underpinning our school and its programs is, in fact, infused with the belief that we are all part of one world, and that business people of the 21st century must find ways to do good for others while doing well for their own enterprises.”