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Montclair State University earned a place on Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business Schools.”

On the cover: Christine Almonte ’12 Marketing/Retailing Merchandising and Management

The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global leader in business education accreditation standards.


Located just outside New York City, Montclair State University’s School of Business gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world’s most dynamic and competitive marketplace. The School of Business combines the resources of a large university with the personalized attention of a small college. Our learning community of faculty, staff, and students represents a diversity of cultures and perspectives that mirrors today’s business world. Our management programs are practical, comprehensive, and market-based, forging valuable connections through internships and access to corporate partners. The School of Business offers a rich portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a rigorous core curriculum and relevant elective options. Our greatest asset is our outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars, each of whom is deeply committed to the professional development, growth, and success of our students. On the following pages, you’ll be introduced to our wide range of undergraduate and graduate business programs. For more information, please visit our website: Best wishes for your future success.

E. LaBrent Chrite, PhD Dean, School of Business

Montclair State’s School of Business is home to nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Our goal is to foster your academic and personal growth while preparing you for leadership careers in business, the non-profit sector, and public service. Our world-class faculty will challenge you to build the skills, knowledge, and experience you’ll need to compete in the global marketplace. You’ll learn in small classes with peers from a range of nationalities, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Our rigorous curriculum will expose you to the latest business theories, strengthen your analytical and critical thinking, and hone your communication skills. Internship and action learning programs give you a competitive edge in the job market. When you graduate, and throughout your career, our network of outstanding faculty, alumni, and corporate friends and partners will help you leverage your skills to achieve professional success.

Dr. John McGinnis Professor, Marketing “My field studies course for retail merchandising and management students includes meetings with executives in Manhattan’s Fashion District. It’s one of many ways we benefit from our proximity to the city.”

Chris W. Fitzpatrick ’03 PHR Management/Marketing Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist Enterprise Rent-a-Car

As a School of Business undergraduate, you’ll enjoy an innovative, relevant, and challenging curriculum. You’ll interact with faculty who really care about your success, and gain a competitive edge in the job market from our co-op and internship programs.

“My professors at Montclair State brought valuable business and life experience to the classroom. They prepared me for success better than memorizing definitions or theories ever could.”

The result: a comprehensive, market-centered academic experience that prepares you for a broad spectrum of entry- and mid-level management positions, entry-level professional specializations, and entrepreneurial roles in today’s global environment.

Undergraduate Programs of Study BACHELO BACH ELOR RO OF FS SC CIEN IENC CE (BS) IN BUS USINE INESS SS ADM ADMINI INIS STRATION Major Concentrations Economics Finance Hospitality Management International Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing Operations Management Real Estate Retail Merchandising and Management Sports, Events, and Tourism Marketing BACH CHELO ELOR R OF SCIEN SCIENC CE (BS) IN ACC CCO OUNTIN NTING G BACHELO BACH ELOR RO OF F AR ART TS (B (BA A) Economics MINORS MINORS Business Economics

Dr. Vidya Atal Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance

With convenient evening and weekend classes, our graduate programs are structured to meet the needs of working professionals wishing to advance their careers. Our exceptional faculty takes a student-centered approach to learning in presenting the academically rigorous curriculum of an AACSB-accredited business school. By combining conceptual theory with practical applications, we prepare students for careers as competitive, effective managers. Our MBA, Post-MBA Certificate, and MS in Accounting programs offer opportunities to further your individual academic and professional advancement.

“My courses are designed to prepare students for today’s job market. The job market is like any other market—you need a strong product in order to succeed. I teach students how to sell their best products— their talents.”

Flexible Schedules Students can earn an MBA in 24 months while attending classes two evenings per week at our Montclair campus, or in as little as 18 months while attending the Saturday MBA program at our satellite location at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. If you have an undergraduate business degree, the new program enables you to earn a General MBA degree with as few as 37.5 credits. If you don’t, you can earn an MBA by taking an additional 12 credits of required foundation courses.

Our Master of Business Administration program is one of the most innovative in the region, balancing academic rigor, business theory, and practical market relevance. Small classes taught by top-tier faculty combining practical and theoretical expertise Executive speaker series connects classroom education with professional experience Cohort structure lets you progress through the core program with the same group of classmates, forging long-lasting personal and professional relationships A seven- to ten-day international trip spotlights political and cultural conditions in the global economy Innovative 1.5-credit courses provide exposure to a broad spectrum of business areas Option to pursue up to two areas of concentration by completing an additional 6-12 credits of elective coursework

Faculty Our top-tier faculty is as dedicated to your success as you are. Professors at the School of Business are active professionals and thought leaders in their fields. You’ll interact with them in small groups; even our core classes have fewer than 35 students per section. You’ll also engage with them outside the classroom—they advise student clubs and organizations, guide student development activities, encourage student research, and make themselves available for informal meetings.

Dr. Agatha Jeffers Associate Professor, Accounting, Law, and Taxation “I encourage my students to integrate their real life experiences into the classroom. I tell them that I am there to facilitate learning and that I learn from them, too.”

Lee Ehudin ’08 Finance Assistant VP - Commercial Loans Valley National Bank

Advising is a key component of the business school experience at Montclair State. By partnering with professional advisors and faculty mentors, you will successfully chart your journey from student to business professional. Our knowledgeable advisors stay with you every step of the way—from orientation to graduation. In person, on the phone, and through email, they are always available to provide answers to your questions about course selections, graduation requirements, career advice, transfer orientation, dual concentrations, and more. You will also be assigned a faculty advisor in your area of concentration who will help you choose courses that meet your academic and career goals.

“My advisors made me feel as though my questions and concerns mattered. Their guidance put me on a path to success. My career, and consequently, my life would not be as stable and fulfilling as it is today if it wasn’t for their support.”

Careers The School of Business Career Services Center offers the resources, guidance, and encouragement you need to explore career options, find an internship program, or obtain full-time post-graduate work in your chosen field. Services include career fairs where representatives from top companies conduct interviews on campus, as well as networking seminars, interview practice sessions, resume writing workshops, dining etiquette luncheons, and other programs designed to give you the skills you need to succeed. School of Business graduates have moved into full-time positions at: KPMG, Merrill Lynch, Bayer, Wyndham Worldwide, CNBC, Estee Lauder, Deloitte, New York Life, Enterprise, Hilton Hotels, Ernst & Young, IRS, BASF, and many other leading businesses and non-profit organizations.

CENTE ENTER R FO FOR INTE INTER RNATIONAL BUS BUSINE INESS SS As business becomes increasingly global, students must learn about the world marketplace, while companies need more and better information on international developments that influence trade. Montclair State University established the Center for International Business in 1993 to: Q

Publish working papers on international business


Offer conferences, seminars, and case workshops


Assist faculty with research and curriculum development


Develop student internships with international companies at home and overseas


Facilitate overseas exchanges of faculty and students


Organize credit-earning Study Abroad Programs for graduate and undergraduate students


Help regional businesses develop global expertise


Assist companies that are researching international markets

Brittany Nelson Student “My internship leveraged my leadership, communication, and teamwork skills...and led to a job offer. I couldn’t have asked for more.”

Francesco Colombo Student “The School of Business has helped me develop into a versatile business professional; I’ve learned to think critically, communicate effectively, and implement a self-sustaining path to personal growth. When I was ready to go out into the market, the Career Services Center helped me get full-time offers from Wells Fargo Advisors, KPMG, and Deloitte.”

Alumni Alumni of the School of Business are leaders in their fields, and will be an invaluable resource for you throughout your professional life. Access to our network of dynamic, dedicated alumni is a vital part of the undergraduate or graduate business school experience.

Michele D. Ansbacher ’80 Corporate Chief Ethics Officer Prudential Financial Inc. “It’s our work ethic that differentiates Montclair State graduates in the workplace. We understand what hard work and a strong focus mean to a successful career.”

Greg Collins ’79 CPA CPA Managing Director G. Collins & Company, LLC

We don’t teach about the marketplace in a vacuum. Instead, we take a dynamic, integrated, and interactive approach that encourages you to take full advantage of our network of business partnerships. Partnership opportunities, including internships, are an essential part of your business school education. You’ll gain on-site experience through internships at partner companies like: WABC-TV

Paramount Pictures



Allied Integrated Marketing

Ralph Lauren

Bayer HealthCare

Sony Music Entertainment


Warner Bros. Entertainment

Merrill Lynch


MTV Networks

Wyndham Worldwide

“My advice is to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the School of Business. You’ll not only get a great education, you’ll learn how to work in a multi-cultural environment and connect with people who can help in your future business endeavors.”

Apply We welcome applications from students interested in joining our undergraduate and graduate programs. Visit to learn more about: Q

Applications for admission


Deadlines and requirements


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Contact us for more information: School of Business Q Partridge Hall Room 454 Q Montclair State University Q Montclair, NJ 07043 Phone: 973-655-4304 Q Fax: 973-655-5312 Q Q

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