Manhattan College offers a small student to faculty ratio of 12:1 in the vibrant city of New York City. The prime location opens doors for once-in-a-lifetime internship opportunities, with companies like Google, NBC, KPMG, Fox News, and IBM. U.S. News and World Report ranks Manhattan College 13th in the Best Regional Universities North category and 7th for veterans on its 2019-2020 listing. Students can also rest assured they are receiving great value for their money. According to Forbes, Manhattan College was ranked among the top 15 Catholic institutions for Best Value 2017: Schools Worth the Investment. Payscale also reports Manhattan is among the top 4% of schools in the nation for ROI. The O’Malley School of Business is an AACSB accredited school that provides a solid foundation for business students.
Students will be challenged with the rigorous curriculum featured in the undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Global Business Studies, Management, Marketing, and the dual-degrees in Business B.S./MBA and Professional Accounting B.S./MBA. Professors are easily able to incorporate real-world experience into the curriculum, with the college being just 15 miles away from Wall Street and having access to 49 Fortune 500 Headquarters in NYC. The Honors Program just kicked off Fall 2019, and equips students for successful futures, with seminar-style class, a capstone course, and phenomenal networking events. The internationally recognized Master of Business Administration is 36-credit hours and can be completed part-time or full-time. Concentrations include Business Analytics, Finance and Economics, or Organizations, Markets, and Sustainability. The hallmark experiential learning component features internships, international study trips, business plan projects, entrepreneurial projects, and research. Graduate students have interned with prominent companies such as Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, and the New York Mets. International study trip destinations have included France, India, Peru, and Dubai.
Students compete nationally at Business Analytics Competition, Fed Challenge, and Innovation Challenge. Business seminars on topics such as Risk Perception and Decision Making and The Impact of U.S. Monetary Policy present students with different perspectives on current industry topics. Manhattan College is currently working towards creating a Center for Financial Literacy on campus, to help students and the Bronx community gain a better understanding of how to manage their personal finances. There are also many business and interdisciplinary clubs on campus to encourage collaboration across different academic fields. Students can learn how to start a business in the Entrepreneurship Club, manage a portfolio in the Investment Club, or participate in career development activities through the Passport Program. Students can also serve as a mentor to high school students or benefit from the relationship as a mentee to an established business professional. Saturdays in the City feature weekly field trips to sites such as Broadway shows, Yankees games, Wall Street tours, bike rides through Central Park.
The online MBA affords students all of the same experiential learning benefits, with the convenience of being able to complete classes fully online. Students have the same concentration options and complete the same curriculum.