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.
School By the Numbers
99.7% Placement Rate
Percentage of our 2022 School of Business graduates who are employed, are pursuing graduate study or are starting their own companies six months after 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.
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 to 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 M&T Bank Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the M&T Bank 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 — 99% over the last five years — 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 and MS in Organizational Leadership are springboards to career advancement, and our online MS in Business Analytics provides specialized training for one of the most in-demand fields in business.
Sparking new business ideas
Facilities and Resources
We continue to invest in our facilities to ensure that your business education meets the ever-changing needs of the market. The Innovation Hub encourages interdisciplinary thought across our campuses and sparks exciting new ways to create 21st-century solutions, while our Centers and Institutes pair our students and faculty together to transform in-class academic theory into real-world solutions.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
The School of Business supports an active community of students with 17 student clubs and organizations, such as the $3 million dollar Student Managed Portfolio, the Microlending Initiative and the Entrepreneurship Club. In addition, our students take part in many business competitions and establish relationships with industry-leading professional associations.
A new home on the South Quad
Be among the first students to learn in the new School of Business
Designed as an expression of our values and ambition — and slated to open during the 2024-25 academic year — the new School of Business building expresses our commitment to environmental sustainability to achieve LEED certification and lifelong learning.
On the South Quad, students will have the opportunity to work in spaces that encourage an inclusive and interdisciplinary mindset. The new facilities contribute to advancement and success — with student lounges and study spaces, the Business Innovation Hub, the financial technology center, a digital sandbox and other state-of-the-art collaboration spaces.
Additional spaces for research, community gatherings and immersive learning foster an academic and social environment encouraging growth and evoking energy into the lives of our students. These spaces will be filled with student organizations and career development workshops and used to consult student teams, incubate new business ideas and empower other exciting learning opportunities. The new School of Business building is designed to be a true home for our community.
Quinnipiac accounting students offer free tax help through VITA Program
Students participating in the Quinnipiac University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program help low-income residents in the Greater Hamden and New Haven areas with income-tax preparation and filing under the guidance of faculty members who are certified public accountants. Hundreds of local residents have benefitted from the program over the past decade.
2022 VITA By the Numbers
$150K Practice in Action
The refunds generated for taxpayers in the Greater Hamden and New Haven communities through the VITA program in 2022.
150 In the Community
The number of taxpayers that Quinnipiac accounting students assisted through the VITA program in 2022.
$5K Real Results
The estimated tax preparation fees the VITA program saved low-income residents in 2022.
Joining our business-focused Living-Learning Community immerses you in an environment designed to connect you to others with shared interests, passions or academic pursuits.
With a strong focus on team building, practical experiences and leadership initiatives, the Business 3+1 Living-Learning Community offers a variety of opportunities for those who seek the unique experience of our accelerated dual-degree programs. This community is dedicated to becoming better students and citizens while to forming meaningful relationships with other business students and faculty.
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.
Zippia.com has named Quinnipiac as the #1 university in the nation for successful career placement following graduation for the third consecutive year.
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.
Explore Summer Experiences & Courses
Summer is the best time to accelerate progress toward achieving your academic, professional and personal goals. This is why Quinnipiac is offering a growing list of engaging summer experiences and courses designed to help a diverse group of people of all ages explore their passions.
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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