Fred McKinney, the Carlton Highsmith Chair for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and director of the People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac, recently was appointed to the state of Connecticut’s Minority Business Initiative Advisory Board.
Business is their business
We have 67 full-time faculty who teach 80% of all classes, and the majority of them have significant industry experience, knowledge and relationships. Through a combination of academic theory and market-proven expertise, our faculty work tirelessly with students to ensure their success. After all, our students' success is our success.
If that's not enough, our professors regularly produce internationally recognized scholarship and are cited in prestigious publications, such as Financial Times, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and Psychology Today.
Our faculty represent 13 countries and include three Fulbright scholars — and have come here because they love to teach. We do not use teaching assistants in any of our classes.Meet our faculty
By the Numbers
Programs that meet AACSB standards
Rankings and Distinctions
Best online graduate programs
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program in the top 12% of online MBA programs in America and above all peers in Connecticut. The 2020 rankings include #35 online MBA program and #22 for the master of science online graduate business programs.
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.
If you're looking for advanced programs, we've got those, too. We offer a variety of accelerated and dual-degree MBA programs that 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
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.
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.
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 four specialized institutes including the Center for Women and Business and Alternative Investments Institutes.
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.
Dean's Advisory Council
Guiding business education
Our mission isn’t just to teach future entrepreneurs, marketers, and other professionals how to “do business” in the 21st Century. It is to equip them with the right tools and insights to rise to the top of a quickly evolving, global business landscape. The School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council is key to fulfilling that mission to our students.
Members of the Dean’s Advisory Council represent numerous major companies and are some of the most successful and respected leaders in the business community. Their decades of collective experience help shape our curriculums so that they address the many ethical and operational trends and challenges our graduates will face. They also open the door to real-world experience in a range of industries, from accounting to finance to banking, management and manufacturing.
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.
Collaborations designed for impact
The diversity and the impact of our student and faculty work speaks for itself. They meet with entrepreneurs in Peru and are welcomed to trading floors in Asia. They manage a $1.75 million portfolio and oversee micro-financing projects in Latin America. Dozens of students organize the Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum, the world's largest student-run financial conference in the world in the epicenter of global finance — New York City. Our business alumni — 20,000 strong — have become a successful, impactful, influential network. Collectively, they contribute to a growing national reputation: To be associated with Quinnipiac means being fully prepared and knowing how to do the job right.
Quinnipiac is a national leader for long-term return on investment at the 40-year mark, providing graduates with strong earnings potential for decades after they collect their diploma, according to the first-of-its-kind study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.