Quinnipiac University
School of Business

School of Business

The world of business is complex, ever-changing and rewarding for those who are well-prepared. Our business education provides you with the critical foundations to enjoy long-term career success. Our programs are designed to connect you with the most promising careers of the future as our faculty create engaging and impactful learning experiences. Student clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities provide many opportunities to apply what you have learned in the classroom to real-world environments and challenges.

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School By the Numbers

96% Placement Rate

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2020 who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation.

$60K Mean Salary

The mean salary of 2019 graduating seniors within 6 months of graduation.

33% Top of the Class

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.

Dean’s Message

Holly Raider
Holly Raider, PhD

Dean of the School of Business

At the Quinnipiac University School of Business, we go beyond business as usual: we equip future entrepreneurs, marketers, financiers and other professionals with the tools, practical experiences, and insights they will need thrive in a quickly evolving business landscape. We do this in a distinctive, holistic approach to business education that unlocks the exceptional in you.

Our commitment to success is in our DNA.

Quinnipiac University was born as The Connecticut College of Commerce, founded – and financed – by eleven determined business students who believed in the transformative value of college education. Nearly a century later, their ambition, determination and enterprising spirit live on in our AACSB-accredited Business School and AACSB accredited accounting program, award-winning business school, from our state-of-the-art Business Innovation Hub to the Terry W. Goodwin ‘67 Financial Technology Center, the People’s United Centers for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the People’s United Center for Women in Business.

We offer the best of both worlds.

Quinnipiac University has the resources and opportunities of a large university with the personalized attention and close-knit, inclusive community of a small liberal arts college. Be it full-time or part-time, in person, online or both, you will receive an education ideal for every phase of your career and life. Our accredited 23 undergraduate, MBA and graduate programs—including our innovative accelerated and dual-degree options—prepare you with the technical knowledge, business acumen, and people skills required in the most rewarding and competitive fields. Our diverse and award-winning faculty teach at the intersection of ideas and experiences. Scholars, veteran analysts, entrepreneurs, marketers and finance professionals, our faculty are passionate about unlocking the exceptional in you.

We are a gateway to the world.

We take pride in our distinctive hands-on experiential learning and real-world, practical preparation. Quinnipiac’s immersive experiences include consulting projects with local businesses, creating new ventures and competing in national pitch competitions — and more. You will have the opportunity to steward the School of Business $3.5 million student-run stock portfolio, participate in the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) Forum—the world’s largest student-run financial conference, or take your passions around the world on one of our many international immersion and global solidarity trips.

Our faculty shape the practice and science of business

At Quinnipiac you will have faculty who are at the forefront of business science and practice. To name a few, Professor Iddrisu Awudu’s research informs policy around renewable energy; Professor Stephanie Miller’s accounting research helps consumers, nonprofits and firms better manage earnings and resource allocation; Professor Joe Gaspar's research on ethics informs business and ecconomic outcomes;  Professor Nitish Patidar builds on his expertise an internal medicine doctor in research that advances excellence in healthcare delivery; and Professor Guido Lang’s work on the digital transformation of post-secondary education defines the future of learning.

Career preparedness is a day-one priority at Quinnipiac.

Our post-graduation placement rate — 96% — speaks to our commitment to launching successful careers. With domestic and international internships, over 7,000 professional contacts and an alumni network of more than 50,000, our graduates leave poised to thrive with thousands of top employers around the world. At every stage of life, our alumni also enjoy access to the resources, knowledge and networks needed for lifelong learning and career advancement .

I personally invite you to visit us on campus (or virtually) to experience firsthand the spectacular beauty of our campus and explore your future at Quinnipiac. You can find us at the scenic foothills of Sleeping Giant State Park, a short distance from New Haven, Hartford, New York, and Boston. A dynamic educational community awaits you here, where you will gain the foundation, experiences and life-long connections needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.


Holly J. Raider, PhD
Dean and Professor of Management
School of Business

Education at the speed of business

The School of Business offers 13 undergraduate majors, 9 undergraduate minors, a full-time and Professional MBA program, and 3 specialized graduate programs, so you will easily find a program that suits your goals and interests. If you want more control over your program of study, consider our innovative BS in Applied Business, which maximizes your options for business classes.

All of our undergraduate majors are compatible with unique and accelerated dual-degree programs. Dual-degree programs not only provide you with a seamless path from an undergraduate degree to a graduate degree, they shorten your overall time of study. This means you will save on tuition, room and board, and you will start your career sooner. 

Our MBA, MS in Accounting and MS in Business Analytics programs are offered on the Mount Carmel Campus. All three programs can be completed in 12 to 15 months of full-time study. 

The School of Business also offers high-quality online programs for working professionals. Our innovative Bachelor of Business Administration provides an engaging, flexible and career-focused path to complete your bachelor's degree. Our online Professional MBA is a springboard to career advancement, and our online MS in Accounting and MS in Business Analytics provide specialized training for two of the most in-demand fields in business.

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Our Reputation

Best Online Programs

Best Online Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report

Best Online Graduate Programs for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report

Best Online MBA Programs

U.S. News & World Report

Best On-Ground MBA Program

Best On-Ground MBA Program

The Princeton Review

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business online MBA program at the top of online MBA programs in America — and above all peers in Connecticut. In 2021, we were ranked the #45 online MBA , #29 master of science online graduate business program and #14 master of science online graduate business for veterans program.

The Princeton Review consistently ranks the Quinnipiac School of Business and our MBA program among the best. In 2019, we were named outstanding on-ground MBA program on the “Best Business Schools” list.

Accreditation

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

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 just two in Connecticut.

Guiding business education

Our mission isn’t just to teach future entrepreneurs, marketers and other professionals how to conduct business in the 21st Century. It is to equip them with the tools and insights to rise to the top of a quickly evolving global business landscape. The School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council is essential to fulfilling that mission.

Members of the Dean’s Advisory Council work at major companies and represent some of the most successful and respected leaders in the business community. Their decades of collective experience help shape our curricula so that our instruction addresses the many operational trends and challenges our graduates will face. Members of the Dean's Advisory Council also open the door to real-world experience in a variety of industries, from accounting and finance to banking, management and manufacturing.

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Transfer student pursues her passion for business

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Eight Quinnipiac students are among the 100 participants selected to compete in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s 2021 “Becoming Agents of Change” pitch competition — and three were selected among the top 20!

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Due to a variety of circumstances, the global supply chain is experiencing massive disruption. With no immediate solutions available to stave off the crisis, holiday shoppers may do well to begin their purchasing earlier than usual this year.

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