Quinnipiac University

School of Business Quick Facts

Quinnipiac University’s School of Business has been consistently ranked by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report as one of the best business schools for undergraduate and graduate programs. We are a leader in accelerated education, which enables students to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees at an advanced pace. Our Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center and our People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship provide students with access to some of the latest business technology and some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds. We also provide students with an opportunity to manage a $3 million student-run portfolio and to make microloans to local and international businesses through our microlending club. Our students also gain valuable business experience through internships, study abroad programs and short-term immersion trips that are built into our degree programs.

Nationally Recognized

Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Best Online Graduate Programs

Best Online MBA Programs

Best Online Graduate Programs for Veterans

Best On-Ground MBA Program

#1 Best College for Getting a Job

Career Outcomes

99.7% Success Rate

According to data collected in 2021, the School of Business has a success rate of 99.7%. 53% of graduates are working full time, 46% of graduates are attending graduate school and 0.5% of graduates are starting new businesses.

Incoming First-Year Students By The Numbers

3.28 Average GPA

The average GPA for the Class of 2023.

1163 SAT Median Score

The median SAT score for the Class of 2023.

24 ACT Median Score

The media ACT score for the Class of 2023.

Total Enrollment Fall 2020

As of Fall 2020, the School of Business enrolled 1,543 undergraduate students across 14 programs, with a portion of these students undeclared. In addition, the 580 graduate students were enrolled across 7 programs.

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,543

  • Accounting: 144
  • Applied Business: 11
  • Biomedical Marketing: 35
  • Business Administration: 64
  • Business Analytics: 4
  • Business undeclared: 219
  • Computer Information Systems: 103
  • Computer Information Systems & Accounting: 7
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management: 98
  • Finance: 343
  • Human Resource Management: 17
  • International Business: 72
  • Management: 151
  • Marketing: 262
  • Supply Chain Management: 13

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.


Real-World Experience

You’ll be able to apply what you learn in the classroom to internships, study abroad programs and other real-world opportunities.

  • Manage Quinnipiac’s $3 million student-run portfolio
  • Help transform lives by financing small business owners around the globe through the student-run microlending program
  • Compete in intercollegiate regional and national case competitions
  • Support and assist Connecticut businesses, organizations and government agencies by providing consulting services
  • Develop your ideas and launch them into a real business through the People's United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Compete in business plan competitions to earn seed funding to launch your startup 
  • Teach business principles at local K-12 schools on Junior Achievement Day 
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects

GAME Forum

Each spring, the School of Business hosts the GAME (Global Asset Management Education) Forum in New York City. As the largest student-run financial conference in the world, the GAME Forum brings together more than 1,500 students and faculty from more than 157 colleges and universities. These participants, who represent all 50 states and 41 countries, learn from 140 of today's top financial leaders. The GAME Forum exposes students to the latest challenges and opportunities facing investment professionals in the global financial markets.

Learn more about GAME

Internships

Preparing to navigate the complexities of a modern, globalized business landscape requires stepping outside of the classroom and exploring professional environments.

Not only will you develop hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 academic credits for your work. Regardless of your major, you'll have access to internships with companies in a variety of industries.

  • Beiersdorf USA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Ross Stores
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Swarovski
  • Vineyard Vines

  • Boston Bruins Foundation
  • FBI
  • First Realty Management
  • JetBlue Airways
  • New York Mets
  • Politan Marketing
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Tara Expeditions
  • Yale New Haven Health

  • BlumShapiro
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Ivy Wealth Management
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pivoton Capital
  • PwC
  • Simione Macca & Larrow

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Hartford Insurance
  • New York Life
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • Vanguard Benefit Solutions

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Tasly Pharmaceuticals

Our Alumni Network

With a university alumni network more than 50,000 strong, we have connections with thousands of employers around the world. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with these alumni for mentoring, career advice and networking through our Bobcat Connect platform. 

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.

  • Delve Labs
  • ESPN
  • Eversource Energy
  • Google
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • IBM
  • Ogilvy
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • StriveIV
  • U.S. Air Force

  • Athena Health, Inc.
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Becton Dickinson
  • MJH Life Sciences

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • New York Life

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential Financial

Study Abroad Opportunities

Our School of Business students have many opportunities to gain firsthand experience with the globalized economy and build their cultural intelligence. Students can choose from semester-long or short-term study abroad experiences to build their international business skills, and gain the knowledge and confidence to enter exciting careers on the global stage. Students can choose from a variety of semester-long programs, or travel with their classmates through faculty-led, short-term immersion trips.

While students can participate in semester abroad programs almost anywhere in the world, the most popular destinations for business students include Ireland, England, Spain, Italy and Australia.

Real-world internships around the globe include:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Southeast Asia
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • New Zealand

Immersion Trips

You can join your classmates on short-term, faculty-led immersion programs during summer break, spring break and winter break. You will experience new cultures, visit historical sites and meet with business leaders. These trips are fully planned, from departure to return, and provide students with access to unique experiences such as visits to the European Central Bank and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. You will also tour facilities such as Fuso Trucks in Japan, Chiangmai Celadon in Thailand, BMW in Spain and Amorin Cork in Portugal. Through these experiences, you will meet and interact with owners and managers to gain a better understanding of business in the local and global economies.

Sample destinations for our immersion trips:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

Faculty

Our faculty have significant industry experience, knowledge and professional relationships. They are student-focused and driven to help students succeed inside and outside the classroom. Our small class environments provide the opportunity for real-time feedback and hands-on learning. Our 1-on-1 advising with faculty also enables students to sharpen long-term planning for their degrees and career paths. 

Learn more about our faculty

Curriculum

The common requirements for graduation with the bachelor of science degree for all business majors include completion of the business core curriculum, the major requirements and the University Curriculum, which covers fundamental areas such as English, mathematics, science, social sciences, the humanities and the arts. The business core curriculum challenges each student to develop a knowledge and skill base for further study within the business disciplines. The major requirements provide students with specialized knowledge within a field of business.

Within the business curriculum, you’ll learn valuable skills necessary for success in your career. These include data analysis using Excel, business communications, critical thinking, cultural adaptability, ethical thinking and professionalism. In addition to the traditional business core coursework in accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, management and marketing, the school offers a seminar designed to begin the professional development process needed for success in today’s competitive business world. 

Learn more about the Business Core Curriculum

Learn more about the University Curriculum

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