School of Business

Overview

Education at the speed of business

The world of business is complex, ever-changing and demanding, but rewarding for those who are well-prepared. Your business education is a critical foundation that will enable you to enjoy long-term success through both bull and bear markets. Though it may be difficult now to distinguish among the many business schools and their promises of a high-quality business education, the difference will become evident as you advance in your career. 

At Quinnipiac’s School of Business, our point of difference is clear. We provide an education that closely tracks what the markets require, experiential learning opportunities to be able to apply that knowledge, and expansive relationships with the top companies to help you gain experience through internships and then land your first job.

Along with our traditional business programs, our accelerated dual-degree programs provide you with a seamless path from undergraduate- to graduate-level courses. Rare among business schools, these programs are a powerful, faster and economical way to leverage your academic experience toward a successful career.

We’re proud of the achievements of our students and alumni. Employers everywhere tell us how ambitious and talented they are. If you're up for working at the speed of business, Quinnipiac is the perfect place to start.

99.7%


Moving Ahead

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2016 who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation

10


Broad Learning Opportunities

Number of undergraduate business majors

94%


In Good Standing

Percentage of School of Business graduates satisfied with their Quinnipiac experience (General Alumni Survey 2015)

By the Numbers

63


Our Solid Core

Most of our full-time faculty members bring advanced degrees and extensive business experience to the classroom.

85%


Professors Engaged with Teaching

The majority of our business courses — 85% of them, to be exact — are taught by full-time Quinnipiac faculty.

30%


Elite Accreditation

Quinnipiac School of Business holds accreditation from AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction held by the top third of U.S. business schools and 5% of international business schools.

Programs at a Glance

From traditional to innovative to accelerated, we’ve got a program for that

All of our programs deliver market-driven knowledge and expertise and provide strong emphasis on experiential learning in our world-sized classroom. Our unique model of business education takes our students beyond the ordinary to learn and apply their knowledge in real business settings.

We offer industry staple programs in finance, marketing, management and accounting, but we also specialize in other undergrad degrees, such as biomedical marketing, international business and computer information systems — because we continually adjust our programs to meet the needs of the market. 

Accelerated programs

If you're looking for advanced programs, we've got those, too. We offer a variety of accelerated and dual-degree MBA programs, such as our 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MBA programs, which allow you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees to get you working faster. This provides a very strong return on your education investment. And as a business student, that's something you can appreciate.

School and Campus Life

Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the 3+1 BS/MBA program at Quinnipiac, takes a marketing class in the School of Business Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the 3+1 BS/MBA program at Quinnipiac, takes a marketing class in the School of Business Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University),Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the 3+1 BS/MBA program at Quinnipiac, takes a marketing class in the School of Business Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the 3+1 BS/MBA program at Quinnipiac, takes a marketing class in the School of Business Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Collaborative classes

Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the 3+1 BS/MBA program at Quinnipiac, takes a marketing class in the School of Business.

School and Campus Life

A network of opportunity

The School of Business supports an active community of students with 17 student clubs and organizations, such as the Entrepreneurship Club, the International Business Society, the Social Media Club and a $2 million student-managed investment portfolio.

Further, as part of the School of Business, students are immersed in student competitions, including those sponsored by the American Marketing Association, the National Student Advertising Competition, the NYSSA Challenge as well as other on-campus competitions, such as the Quinnipiac University App Development Hack-a-Thon.

We're also affiliated with industry-leading professional associations, such as the International Business Society, American Marketing Association and many others. Participation in the Quinnipiac chapter of ENACTUS gives you the unique opportunity to become an ambassador of the free market system to countries around the world. You’ll get the chance to teach vital skills such as budgeting, accounting and supply and demand, as well as assist budding entrepreneurs just like yourself in getting their ideas off the ground.

Our Students


Vanessa Udoji '20 works with Addison Walsh, a first-grade student at Cook Hill School in Wallingford in April 2017. Our School of Business has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England for its Community Service Day.

Sharing the wealth

Vanessa Udoji '20 works with Addison Walsh, a first-grade student at Cook Hill School in Wallingford in April 2017. Our School of Business has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England for its Community Service Day.

Veteran Jakob Loren '18, a business major, participates in the closing ceremonies of "Heroes and Horses" initiative for our veterans in April 2017.

Hands-on learning

Veteran Jakob Loren '18, a business major, participates in the closing ceremonies of "Heroes and Horses" initiative for our veterans in April 2017.

Quinnipiac freshman Joseph Lamicella, a business major, guards junior Joshua Carroll, a business and finance major, as he catches a pass during a game of football between classes outside the Lender School of Business Center Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 on Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Conn. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Going long

Business school students Joseph Lamicella and Joshua Carroll throw a football between classes outside the School of Business.

Career Development

Career Development

Putting your education to work

We get it. You’re looking for as close to a guarantee as possible. You want to make sure that your Quinnipiac education will land you a good job — and continue to pay dividends throughout your career.

At Quinnipiac, your career preparation begins very early in your program. Career development advisers are actively engaged as critical partners to help you to translate your knowledge and skills into income. Coaching, resume building, creating an effective LinkedIn profile, interview guidance, networking, career fairs, internships — we’re here to create a seamless transition from your student life to your professional life.

Matthew L. O’Connor, PhD
“We know that today’s competitive job landscape requires that students not only be well prepared academically, but also able to function effectively within diverse and global organizations. Quinnipiac students are consistently recognized for both of these characteristics, and this is reflected in the positive career outcomes they experience.”
Matthew O'Connor
Dean, School of Business

Chirag Patel '18, Michael Giacomo '18 and Jamie Mulcahy '18 meet in a study room outside of the Financial Technology Center in our Lender School of Business Center.

Collaborative learning

Chirag Patel '18, Michael Giacomo '18 and Jamie Mulcahy '18 meet in a study room outside of the Financial Technology Center in our Lender School of Business Center.

Admissions

Your path to a successful career starts here

Admissions counselors and your advisers in the School of Business are present at every stage of your application process. From the first steps toward your undergraduate education, to the leap into graduate MBA study, we are committed to helping you enroll in your program of choice with a sense of confidence and clarity. Motivated incoming freshmen and current students interested in our accelerated 3+1 and fast-track combined MBA programs can rely on faculty mentors to help them decide if these tracks are right for them.

Centers and Resources

Leverage our assets

The School of Business continues to advance on our already innovative curriculum and sophisticated, technologically advanced business center — all designed to give you a competitive advantage. Learn in some of the best and newly renovated business environments. From our Terry W. Goodwin '67 Financial Technology Center, where you can access real-time financial data from markets across the globe on a simulated trading floor to our new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which provides the space and support — and access to capital — to turn your business ideas into reality.

If you're the competitive type, Quinnipiac provides access to top student competitions in the United States, where you can put your knowledge to the test. If you're looking to become even more engaged in your profession, we offer five specialized institutes including the Center for Women and Business, Alternative Investments Institutes and the Central European Institute.

Gary Costello ’18, left, and Christopher Sour ’19 crunch numbers during Professor Carolyn Mancini's Intermediate Corporate Finance class in the Financial Technology Center.

Centers for success

Gary Costello ’18, left, and Christopher Sour ’19 crunch numbers during Professor Carolyn Mancini's Intermediate Corporate Finance class in the Financial Technology Center.

All students have the opportunity to study abroad as part of our core business programs. From University College Dublin, Ireland, to international internships in London, Shanghai and Tianjin, China, to international undergraduate business immersion programs in Nicaragua, South Korea and Japan, our students learn by doing with some of our best global partnerships. Graduate students expand on these opportunities, and include experiences in Peru, Hungary, Iceland and Italy.

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