The ACBSP-accredited Nicolais School of Business at Wagner College inspires students to “think clearly and act wisely.” The values of engagement, respect, diversity, integrity, ethical behavior, kindness, empathy, empowerment, and global awareness are prominent throughout the educational environment. Through small class sizes, a supportive and profoundly experienced faculty, a challenging curriculum full of business theory and practice, and extensive co-curricular opportunities, business students develop the proper knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, and decision-making to reach their goals and aspirations.
The undergraduate and graduate coursework aligns with the complex and ever-changing world of business to best prepare students for success. It is designed for students to develop a “broad and deep knowledge” of their chosen field. Faculty are fearless, caring, and passionate about student success and being a mentor for life.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program offers four majors: Finance, Management, Accounting, and Marketing. Every student completes a Capstone internship for practical experience. Non-business students can minor in Business Administration in all four areas of study. Accounting students can pursue the five-year BS/MS program and earn a BBA in Accounting plus a Masters in Accounting.
Graduate degree programs include a Traditional MBA, an MBA in Accounting, a Masters in Accounting, and a Masters in Finance. Traditional MBA students can concentrate their studies in Management, Finance, or Marketing and meet on weekends and in the evenings. They will soon be releasing a redesigned MBA program, MBA/GLOBAL “33,” that will integrate economic and business globalization and be offered as a hybrid program that combines online and on-campus coursework.
The Office of Student Engagement & Activities promotes students’ involvement in an array of activities that help develop personal responsibility, leadership and relational skills, and social awareness and creates a community environment. It hosts active student organizations that provide engagement through social, academic, recreational, religious, and special interest groups. Academic student organizations beneficial to business students include the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, Student Government Association, Management & Marketing Club, Finance Club, and the Accounting Club.
Having the city of New York so close in proximity and accessibility gives business students an advantage. Some numerous corporations and businesses provide experiential learning and professional development opportunities. Business leaders share their wisdom and expertise through mentorship, and students find relevant internships that offer work experience, professional connections, and help enhance their resumes.
Incredible career preparatory resources exist through the Center for Academic & Career Engagement, and the Center for Intercultural Advancement offers programs that promote intercultural awareness and experiences like Education Abroad. It also supports Alternative Break trips to places like Nairobi, Kenya, where students complete service projects and learn about how different social dynamics affect and impact social policy and social change.