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Why School of Business?

About Us

Professor Chris Hodgdon teaches Intermediate Accounting II Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 in the Echlin Center on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Teachers who teach

Chris Hodgdon teaches Intermediate Accounting during the Fall 2016.

Preparation and opportunity

Our School of Business provides a dynamic, hands-on education that focuses on personal and professional development. You will have unparalleled access to our industry-leading faculty and the ability to forge meaningful connections that often endure after you graduate.

Critical to a Quinnipiac education is providing expansive opportunities for experiential learning. This will provide you with access to our global network of education partners and industry leaders where you will apply the market-driven knowledge and expertise that you've gained to further your development.

The opportunities go into overdrive once you graduate. More than 98.9% of our graduates are employed or earning advanced degrees within 6 months of graduation — a figure that is far above the national average. Even better, last year's median starting salary for our business school graduates was $56,000.

Our commitment, though, is to prepare you not just for your first job, but to provide the professional skills and personal growth that will position you for a long, rewarding career in business.


"If students come here, work and become engaged, it will be hard for them not to get a job offer."
Jill Koehler
Associate Dean for Career Development

Our Students


At Quinnipiac you will join undergraduate classmates from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences — from high school valedictorians to first-generation college students to military veterans. The diverse perspectives and the unusually supportive, tight-knit community provide a rich and challenging setting for nurturing your personal and professional development.

Students like Raphael Carvalho ’15, MBA ’17, a first-generation college student from Brazil.  From his time as a boy growing up in Brazil dreaming of playing Division I soccer and earning an MBA in America, he always dreamed big.

Paying dividends

Raphael Carvalho '15, MBA '17 found success at Morgan Stanley, in the classroom and as part of a championship soccer team.

“I got recruited by Quinnipiac and offered a spot on the men’s soccer team — and completed my undergraduate degree here in two years while also being part of a championship soccer team,” he said.

But his ambitions didn’t stop there. During a summer internship at Morgan Stanley, he impressed the company president so much that he was offered a full-time job more than a year before completing his MBA.

All of our business students share a reputation for friendliness and enthusiasm — and for a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of work ethic. Students graduate from Quinnipiac prepared and ready to work hard. Employers tell us that sets them apart.

A powerful network

Rich Bauer Jr. ’09 is a great example of the power of our alumni network. Since he was a student at Quinnipiac, he has been highly involved with campus life — which is what caught the attention of one of our alumni, who took Bauer under his wing and helped him get a position at Barnum Financial Group eight years ago.

What our Graduates are Doing

Where are they now?

Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in banking, finance, marketing, computer systems and management. We have one of the oldest and best-known accounting programs in the state; most of our students are recruited by the Big 4 Accounting firms and other Fortune 500 companies months before they graduate. Alumni from our graduate certificate programs in health care compliance and long-term care administration are landing sought-after jobs in these hot fields. So whether you want to work for a multinational conglomerate or long to build multiple businesses of your own, we will provide you with the ultimate hands-on experience to launch a satisfying and successful business career. 

Featured Alumnus


Taking flight into aerospace — and beyond

Kirsten Owens’ career goals took shape her junior year at Quinnipiac as she completed an internship at one of the world’s most renowned aerospace manufacturers.

“I ended up loving it,” Owens ’13, MBA ’14, said of her semester-long experience in the communications office at Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. After graduating from our fast-track bachelor’s/MBA program, she returned full-time when she landed one of the two coveted slots in United Technologies’ communications leadership program.

There, Owens contributed to internal and external communications, employee and executive communications, community affairs, event planning, and the company’s sustainability efforts. In November 2016, she switched gears to become the manager of corporate communications at Alexion Pharmaceuticals in New Haven, Connecticut.

On her way up

Kirsten Owens '13, MBA '14 used her School of Business experience to land highly competitive positions within the communications industry.

“My two degrees from Quinnipiac have given me the transferable skill set in communications and business that I need to be successful in any industry. My professors at Quinnipiac brought incredible industry experience to the classroom and this empowered me as I entered the workforce because I knew what I was learning was relevant."
Kirsten Owens '13, MBA '14

Where Our Graduates Work

Deloitte & Touche

Ernst & Young

KPMG

PwC

Travelers

Aetna

Cigna

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bloomberg LP

Prudential Financial

Royal Bank of Scotland

United Healthgroup

Fendi

Warby Parker

Mindshare

IBM

JP Morgan

Johnson & Johnson

WWE

Gap, Inc.

Giorgio Armani

Oracle

Epsilon

Keller Williams Elite Realty

BAE Systems

U.S. Bancorp Investments

Bayer HealthCare

BNY Mellon

Sotheby's International Realty

Destination Hotels

Tyco

Horizon Media

Pepperidge Farms

Subway Corporate Headquarters

The Hartford

Turner

Testimonials

"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
"The rewarding part is putting the pieces of the puzzle together and getting the final returns ready for the required filing deadlines."
Caitlin Ziegler ’13

Success in business

As part of KPMG’s federal tax group, Caitlin Ziegler focuses on international tax reporting and compliance work. One of her clients, alone, files 318 foreign tax returns because of foreign reporting requirements for companies that conduct business outside the U.S. and have foreign ownership.

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