The mission at Mount Saint Mary is to be “an independent, coeducational institution committed to providing students with a liberal arts education to prepare them for lives of leadership and service.” The School of Business holds esteemed accreditation with the International Accreditation for Business Education. They offer traditional, evening, and online classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. MSMC has been educating students in the Hudson Valley region of New York since 1883. U.S. News recently ranked the College among the Best Regional Universities in the North. A few of the values that guide the educational programs are seeking truth, analytical problem solving, self-motivation, effective leadership skills, and advanced communication skills. 99% of incoming Freshmen receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, loans, grants, or part-time employment.
All business students at the Mount participate in internships and study abroad experiences that help take their educational experience to the next level. Several of the destination locations for students studying abroad have included South Africa, Prague, France, St. Petersburg, Peru, and Fiji. Internships can be completed locally or internationally in countries like Australia, Scotland, Spain, or Ecuador.
The undergraduate majors available are Accounting, Advertising and Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Finance, or Sports Management. The five-year program allows students to fast track their studies and earn both their undergraduate degree and MBA in just one additional year. This option saves time and money for those who are ready to take on additional coursework during their senior year. The MBA program is also offered in an evening/weekend format to help busy adults find the time to complete their degrees.
There are four residence hall options that over 1,000 students call home each semester. All housing options are recently renovated and include amenities like movie lounges, wireless internet access, kitchens, laundry facilities, and suite-style floor plans. Upperclassmen have an opportunity to live on-campus in townhouses like apartments or at the Dominican Center, which is conveniently located above the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center. MSMC’s student body is made up of about 2,500 students who represent many states within the U.S., as well as several countries. Class sizes are typically around 20 students with a 13:1 students to faculty ratio. The majority of professors hold a Ph.D. or higher within their field of study.
The Kaplan Recreation Center is 47,000 square feet and includes a variety of fitness resources. The Center includes a large gymnasium, running track, dance studios, a competition-size pool, softball fields, and a cardio training center. There are also 21 intercollegiate varsity teams and 20 intramural sports to choose from. Basketball, Cheerleading, Swimming, Soccer, and more, give students the ability to stay fit while making friends, building communication skills, and improving their leadership abilities.