Front Row from left, Manhattanville Professor Robert Derrell, economics and finance; Alexis Kelly, ’16, MA ’18; Fred Allatt, ’02, and Jeannette Mateo, ’19

Business Management

Business Management Program Overview

As a business management major, you’ll understand the economy, the analytical tools of the economist, and how to be an effective business decision-maker. You’ll also gain real-world experience through internships. With the hub of New York City and the corporate headquarters of MasterCard Worldwide and PepsiCo nearby, Manhattanville’s business management majors benefit from exceptional opportunities to work for top companies during and after their degree.

Our degree, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management, teach students how to accomplish the goals of various types of businesses on a national and global scale.

Manhattanville’s business management program is excellent preparation for careers in business and the nonprofit sector and provide an attractive background for graduate programs in business or other professional studies.

Learn the fundamentals of business that set you up for success in various areas of the field in a setting a short distance away from the international business hub, New York City.

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Business management majors at Manhattanville take courses covering essential tenets of business, management skills, and a comprehensive view of finance and economics. Requirements include:

  • Eight major courses
  • One senior seminar or capstone seminar in management strategy
  • Three electives in accounting, economics, finance, or marketing areas
  • Electives and general education/First Year courses to complete Bachelor of Science requirements

Review complete BS graduation requirements and business management major requirements in the Manhattanville University Catalog.


Business Management Courses
The BS in Business Management degree courses cover topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting 1 and 2
  • Principles of Macro and Microeconomics
  • Intro to Marketing
  • Economic Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Computer Concepts with Business Applications

Senior Seminar
Students majoring in business management can choose to take either the Senior Seminar, the Capstone Seminar in Management Strategy, or both.

In these career-driven course offerings, business management students perform analysis, do research, and create strategies with real-world implications. Offering a chance to dive into your area of interest, these culminating projects are completed when you’re a senior and discussed with your peers and professors.


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The projects, research, and coursework you complete in the business management major position you to pursue careers in different industries as well as for graduate programs in business or related fields. You’ll be able to:

  • Develop and evaluate budget, investment, and tax aspects of businesses
  • Perform managerial planning and performance evaluation tasks
  • Apply skills in computing and database management
  • Present and communicate information effectively

Demonstrating these skills with a bachelor’s in business management may open doors to career opportunities managing and overseeing operations of businesses in roles such as:

  • Financial Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations or Fundraising Manager

These career paths will continue to be in demand as global business grows. Advertising and marketing managers, human resource managers, and sales managers will grow with the market, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), while roles like financial manager, training and development manager, and public relations manager will see faster than average job growth between 2020 and 2030.

Some employers may seek potential hires who have graduate-level training and additional work experience. For executive or chief-executive levels, work experience and professional development are expected. Students who graduate with a BS in Business Management are equipped with the skills and experience to begin their career or pursue further education with confidence.


Gain Internships and Experience
Business management majors at Manhattanville are encouraged to take at least one internship for academic credit. With the corporate settings of New York City nearby, students can find opportunities to gain experience in international business, marketing management, non-profit management, and many more avenues.

In-person or virtually, the Center for Career Development staff can help you find and apply to internships. The Center also houses academic advisors who can help make sure your hands-on experience can earn you credit toward your degree. Learn more about the student services at the Center for Career Development and academic internships at Manhattanville.


Economic Freedom Institute
The Economic Freedom Institute (EFI) is an opportunity for business management majors to connect with employers and leaders in the industry on campus. A forum made up of faculty, students, and corporate guests, the EFI is a unique feature of Manhattanville’s robust business and economics programs, fostering conversations that drive the future of business.

Manhattanville offers several accelerated master’s degree pathways for business management majors. In our 4+1 Accelerated programs, you can add a graduate degree to your already-flexible bachelor’s degree in just one year, opening advanced career opportunities and saving on graduate tuition.

Review complete information about Manhattanville’s accelerated and dual degree programs. 

Full-Time Faculty
Olugbenga Adeyinka
Nimish Adhia
Tina Bardsley
David Borker
Robert Derrell
Kyoko Mona
Peter Rivera

Faculty Emerita
Jim Bryan
Anna Sachko Gandolfi
William Perkins

Carolyn Greaige, Administrative Assistant

Adjunct Faculty
Alan Anderson
Ernest Barone
Rinku Bhattacharya
Edwin Bowman
Robert Candee
Richard Cherry
Donald Genio
Paul Jakubek
Jean Mann
Alan Sadovnick
Michael Scimeca
Inger Stapleton
Audrey Tyson
Janet Walsh

Please contact any of the above faculty or the Division Chair for more information.

Division Chair

The admissions process and requirements can vary for first-time college students, transfer students, and international applicants. Reach out to the Admissions team to ask questions, or start planning to visit our one-of-a-kind campus.

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Manhattanville’s BS in Business Management degree program imparts critical thinking skills and teach practical concepts that you can use to meet the needs of businesses of all types. Whether you seek specialization in international business, marketing, human resources, or finance, apply to the business management major today.