SUNY New Paltz is a competitive, top-notch university recognized nationally by leading publications. In the 2019-2020 ranking, U.S. News and World Report ranks the university 6th among Top Public Schools and recognizes SUNY New Paltz in its categories for Social Mobility, Best Values, and Best Colleges for Veterans. The Princeton Review also names SUNY New Paltz among Best Colleges in the Northeast. The School of Business has also received the highest level of achievement, with AASCB accreditation. Alumni of this premier business school have assumed positions with Morgan Stanley, IBM, Fox News, and CBS Sports.
Undergraduate students can pursue a rigorous bachelor’s degree in the field of Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, or Marketing. Students in the Management program can select a track in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, or General. The Marketing program consists of a General Track or a Food Marketing Track. All business majors will complete 40-hours of core business courses.
Graduate students can accelerate their career with a Master’s of Business Administration General or an MBA in Public Accountancy. Students can take flexible courses in the evenings or on the weekends, that work with their schedule. The general MBA program consists of 45 credit hours and can be completed in as little as 15 months. Students can customize their MBA by taking a series of four elective courses in the area of Accounting, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Management. One elective course can also be fulfilled through an internship, independent study, or participation in the Business Plan Contest. The MBA in Public Accountancy is a 36-credit hour program and meets the requirements for students to sit for the CPA Examination in New York. Students in both MBA programs are required to enroll in a Business Workshop during their first semester. The Business Workshop does not count towards credit hours but helps students succeed in the program, and consists of an orientation, business writing session, and an ethics test.
Students have a packed schedule outside of the classroom, with activities such as debate competitions, the Business Plan competition, attend guest lectures, symposiums, or attend company recruitment events. Venture Fest is a highly anticipated annual event, consisting of more than 300 startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and educators. The Center for Business Advising is dedicated to helping students succeed in their courses, to offer information about study abroad programs, and to help students prepare for their future careers.
Graduate students can create meaningful contacts through participation in the MBA/Business Executive Mentor Program. Students will meet with their mentor a minimum of three times per year to discuss topics such as internship opportunities, time management skills, and current courses the student is enrolled in.
Executive-level business students have busy schedules, so the online MBA program can help them achieve their goals, without any work interruptions. This program is flexible and encourages students to take on-campus courses if they wish. Students can complete this accelerated program in as few as 15 months. Professors are available for web conferences outside of traditional office hours, to accommodate students’ needs.