Leaders of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government at Saint Vincent College are committed to preparing students to be effective professional and business leaders, successful and responsible participants in the dynamic market economy, and principled public servants and civic leaders. Students enrolled in the business school’s programs can expect to gain experience as skillful managers of technology and thoughtful leaders in the scholarly and intellectual world. Saint Vincent’s McKenna School offers a robust curriculum that addresses modern concerns and professional needs as well as the enduring issues of human experience.
The Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government offers seven programs accredited by the ACBSP. Students have access to programs in Accounting, Marketing, Business Education Information Technology, Management, Business Economics, Finance, and International Business. The Economics, Politics, and Criminal Justice degrees offered within the School are not accredited through the ACBSP. The Middle States Association regionally accredits all programs in the McKenna School. The ACBSP is the leading business accreditation entity that is devoted to teaching service and excellence to students. One of the ACBSP’s requirements is for faculty professional development.
SAP Business One and Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certification are both available through the business school. McKenna School is a CFP certified college that offers the entirety of the CFA Level One curriculum. Saint Vincent’s business school emphasizes Qualtrics, Tableau Business Intelligence, CCH Intelliconnect, Morningstar, and Excel. Job placement of McKenna graduates has been very high, reaching 99.1 to 100% since 2013.
True to its Catholic, liberal arts, and Benedictine heritage, Saint Vincent College offers students support outside of the classroom. Special attention for first-year students, innovative programming for every student, worship services, career planning, student leadership opportunities, health and wellness support, community service projects, and a commitment to a comfortable and safe campus environment are all features included. There are over 50 clubs and organizations on the College’s campus.
Saint Vincent College’s Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence degree is now offering a hybrid online format in a new high-tech classroom on campus. The program adheres to the management philosophy of Operational Excellence, which goes beyond short-term directives and only leveraging ‘quick fix’ improvement tools. OE allows employees to develop and grow while providing the value demanded by potential customers. Students enrolled in the program can take courses face-to-face or have the option to take classes online by leveraging the newly instated technology system. The heart of the coursework is a pan zoom tilt camera that films in all directions, which has been set up in classroom 41 of Alfred Hall.