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The Wharton School, the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, recently announced a new collaboration with Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.

“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,” said David Wilson, president of Morgan State University.

Founded in 1937 and later formed into a business school in 1975, The Graves School, which is housed within the $79-million state-of-the-art Morgan Business Center, graduates the most African American business students in the state of Maryland.

Named in honor of Morgan State alumnus Earl Gilbert Graves Sr., an entrepreneur, and publisher who founded Black Enterprise magazine, the Graves School offers programs that prepare a diverse student population to succeed as business professionals.

“We are proud to collaborate with the Graves School at Morgan State University, one of the country’s leading HBCUs,” said Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett. “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.”

The Wharton and Graves collaboration will focus on faculty and student academic programs.

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