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School of Business

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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.

99.3%


Moving Ahead

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2017 who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation

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.

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Standing Out

US News and World Report’s highest ranked online MBA program in Connecticut (2018)

By the Numbers

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Well Connected

Over 15,000 well placed alumni have graduated from our programs, providing great connections to the job market.

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Professors Engaged with Teaching

The majority of our business courses — 98% of them, to be exact — are taught by full-time Quinnipiac faculty.

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Working Partnerships

The Quinnipiac University Career Connection online job portal contains more than 7,000 local and international employers to connect with.

Accreditation

Programs that meet AACSB standards

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Elite programs

The Quinnipiac School of Business is accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, putting it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

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Select recognition

Our undergraduate accounting program also holds the distinction of AACSB accounting accreditation, putting it in select company. In fact, ours is one of only a few programs in the region with AACSB Accounting Accreditation, and one of two in the state of Connecticut alone.

Rankings and Distinctions

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Best online MBA program

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program as one of the leading national graduate programs. 2018 rankings include #35 online graduate business programs, #61 online MBA program. The online MBA is also recognized as one of the best graduate business programs for veterans.

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Best on-ground MBA program

The Princeton Review consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business. In 2019 we were named outstanding on-campus MBA program on the “Best Business Schools for 2019” list.

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 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.

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Freshmen in the dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program row a dragon boat during a team building event at Riverside Park.

Collaborative experiences

Freshmen in the dual-degree BS/MBA (3+1) program work together to row a dragon boat during a team building event at Riverside Park in Hartford, Connecticut.

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


A student works a first-grade student at Cook Hill School in for Junior Achievement's 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.

A student  participates in the closing ceremonies of "Heroes and Horses" initiative for our veterans.

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.

Students throw a football between classes outside the School of Business on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Going long

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

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.

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“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

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Three students 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.

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.

Students crunch numbers during Professor Carolyn Mancini's Intermediate Corporate Finance class.

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.

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.

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.