The School of Business at Siena College strives to develop responsible and influential leaders grounded in both the essential strategic business fundamentals and the Catholic Franciscan traditions. Through the rigorous curriculum, out-of-classroom learning experiences, and incredible faculty instruction and mentorship, Siena’s AACSB-accredited business programs set students up for success in both life and career. Graduates have obtained ethical principles, moral consideration, and problem-solving, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. They are empowered to be life-long learners and serve their communities.
The School of Business offers a variety of areas of study to equip students best to pursue the right career. Undergraduates can major in Management, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Business, or Finance. Some of the optional concentrations throughout these majors include Entrepreneurship, Accounting Theory & Foundation, Corporate Finance, Sports & Services Marketing, International Business, and Nonprofit Management. The Business Major Program allows students to combine two or three concentrations out of 20 different options.
Students pursuing a Business major can also complete a Bachelors and MBA in just four years. Graduate studies consist of a Masters in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration degree. Those pursuing Accounting can complete a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting in just four years as well. The MBA offers optional concentrations in Finance, Strategic Management, Business Analytics, and Finance.
Studying abroad is a crucial part of the educational process. Students gain priceless insights and experience through cultural immersion. Business students can study International Business Management in Kenya. They can spend a summer at the CEFAM International School of Business & Management in France or even complete an academic year at the London School of Economics or the Singapore Management University.
Life outside of the classroom involves many opportunities to learn by doing, build friendships, network, and serve the community. A great way to take part in all of these things is through student organizations. Business-related groups include the 21st Century Leaders Honor Society, Management Student Advisory Team, Accounting Students Association, Financial Management Association International, and the American Marketing Association.
Hands-on experience happens on and off-campus. The Hickey Financial Technology Center provides everything faculty and students need to access professional software and real-time financial data to practice while they are learning and build essential skills. This includes the Alonge Accounting Lab, the Marketing Research Lab, and the Raub Trading Room with Bloomberg terminals. Also, the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (CURCA) promotes, encourages, and provides incredible resources to support research efforts for undergraduate students. Each student receives personal guidance in finding and securing the right internship with companies like UPS, GE, the American Cancer Society, Merrill Lynch, ABC, and Special Olympics New York.
The Stack Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Center for Academic Community Engagement, and the Institute for Leadership Development all provide excellent experiential learning and community service opportunities for students and faculty.