Division of Accounting and Business Management
To inquire about this program:
Vandana Rao | 212-517-0635 | E-mail
The Bachelor of Arts Program in Business will provide students with an opportunity to combine a foundation in Business with a strong interest in the liberal arts. It will provide a multidisciplinary perspective and allow for an individualized approach in crafting career paths or planning for graduate studies in economics, international studies or business management. The core curriculum includes one course in accounting with the remainder of courses in management, marketing, organizational behavior, information technology and a capstone course.
After completing the basic courses, students will choose a concentration in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Media and Arts Management, or Economics. The concentrations allow for the interplay between programs such as Business, Art, Communication Arts, Philosophy, History, Political Science and International Studies, enabling students to develop a multidisciplinary perspective.
Each program emphasizes fundamental intellectual skills: reading critically, thinking analytically, and writing clearly. Feedback from business professionals and our alumni stress the importance of communicating clearly, delivering effective presentations, and working well in teams.
Classes are small (between 15 and 25), and students get individual attention. Small class size also means that faculty members get to know their students well, enabling them to advise students on course selection, internships, and career direction. Many of our business classes include research papers, case studies, oral presentations, and group projects. The experience gained through different types of learning is excellent preparation for the challenges presented in today’s workplace.
Learning Goals for the BA in Business
- Business Functions: Apply concepts in marketing, finance, management, economics and accounting in business planning and decision-making.
- Communication Skills: Demonstrate competency in writing and speaking professionally.
- Ethics: Articulate current issues in business and ethics and demonstrate the integration of ethical analysis into the strategic management process.
- Diversity: Articulate the importance of diversity and demonstrate the value of different perspectives in managerial decision making.
- Technology: Demonstrate appropriate use of technology to conduct research and communicate on relevant issues and manage information to prepare and present effectively.
- Problem solving skills: Interpret problem situations, apply appropriate methods to solve problems and provide clear rationale for business decision making.
In addition, students in each of the concentrations will fulfill specific outcomes.
Leadership: Articulate team and leadership skills needed to convert business goals into action plans.
Entrepreneurship:Create and propose a new business venture with a comprehensive business plan.
Media and Arts management: Apply theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary to engage in marketing, funding, programming and management for cultural institution administration.
Economics: Apply analytical and conceptual skills in economics as well as a world view informed by a global perspective in articulating economic issues and proposing solutions to economic problems.
- Minor in Business Management
- Minor in Economics
The Honors Colloquium is a college-wide event that takes place each spring in order to recognize the work of students in all majors. Students submit papers, projects, films, or performance proposals to the faculty Honors Committee, and the outstanding works are chosen for presentation at an all-day event. Business students have presented group projects or individual reports analyzing companies, brands, or advertising campaigns.
Sigma Beta Delta is the national Honors Society for students of Business and Accounting. Each spring the Business Division inducts those students in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a community service project in which Marymount Accounting and Business students help low-income New Yorkers prepare their income tax returns.
Please contact Professor Jill Beier if you are interested in participating in this program. Click here to view a detailed PDF presenation on the VITA program.
The Marymount Business Association (MBA) is the Business Club managed by students in accounting and business. Their objective is to facilitate networking and career events for students in the Division and the College. If you are interested, please contact the President of the MBA club: Hannah Pressler
Faculty and staff from the Business Management department and the Office of Career Services work with students seeking internships, which can be taken for academic credit and count toward graduation. Career Services offers individual career counseling sessions and workshops on topics such as strategies for a successful job search, writing effective resumes and cover letters, networking techniques, and business etiquette. The office instructs students on the interviewing and approval process for credit-bearing internships, and business professors supervise individual students during their onsite work experience. An online job database offers full-time and part-time job listings, credit and noncredit internship listings and summer job opportunities. Career services are available to all Marymount Manhattan students and alumni.
Our students have obtained placements at a number of companies in New York City including:
- Artemis Records
- Bloomberg Business News
- Bloomberg Financial Markets
- Brides.com (Conde Nast Digital)
- Conde Nast
- Giorgio Armani
- Lazard Asset Management
- Maxim Magazine
- McCann Erickson New York
- (advertising agency)
- Morgan Stanley
- Noelle-Elaine Media Consultants
- Smith Barney