Monmouth University Leon Hess Business School

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The vibrant entrepreneurial spirit of the Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University can be felt immediately upon stepping foot on campus. This private, AACSB accredited business school stands out as a leader amongst Northeast universities. For 2020, Monmouth has been recognized in the Best Regional Universities-North category by U.S. News and World Report and listed among the Best Business Schools by the Princeton Review.

The 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio provides personalized attention, and the close proximity to NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. expand the walls of the classroom into real-world business experiences. The Kislak Real Estate Institute and the Center for Entrepreneurship give students the opportunity to mingle with professionals in the private sector, positioning them for successful futures.


Undergraduate students embark on their business journey with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students pursue their passions with a concentration in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management and Marketing, Marketing, or Real Estate.

Professors remain involved in the business community, so they can bring the most up-to-date trends to the classroom. There is also an opportunity to conduct research alongside professors, and have it published in scholarly journals. Students also engage in real-world projects, such as the 2016 Spring Lake Business Improvement District Project. For this project, students partnered with several local businesses to increase traffic to an outdoor art exhibit through a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Spring Lake mayor, in-store events, and curriculum for schools.

The revamped Monmouth MBA lets students choose a General MBA or earn a specialized concentration in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Real Estate. Each sector features career panel events, so students can learn first-hand from industry leaders. Classes are offered in-person or in a hybrid format, but professors are flexible with students’ work schedules. This dynamic degree can be completed in one year by students enrolled in the accelerated format, 1.5 years by full-time students, and in two years by part-time students.

Student Life

The Center for Student Success provides opportunities for students to complete an internship or service-learning project beginning the spring semester of their sophomore year of college. Students can find out about these opportunities by attending job fairs, networking events, and accounting students can participate in the Accounting Honors Employment Program. Monmouth also offers the only Peace Corps Prep program in New Jersey.

Graduate students can gain valuable experience and strengthen their connections by serving as a teaching assistant or research assistant. In the spring, students can discover their leadership potential by attending Monmouth LEADS Leadership Exploration and Diversity Symposium. Seniors can also attend the Spring Leadership Conference to prepare for life after college.

Business student organizations include the Accounting Society, AMA, Economics and Finance Club, Enactus, Financial Planning Club, Human Resources Student Chapter, and many others. Summer Scholars can live on-campus for free in the summer while engaging in a scholarly project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Scholars will receive a $3,000 stipend for their work, as well as a $500 project budget.

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