Medgar Evers College (MEC) was created as a result of the civil rights movement and was named for the slain civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), in 1970. MEC is one of 11 senior colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) and enrolls 7,200 students (approximately 1,300 in The School of Business) and is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MEC campus sits adjacent to the historic site where the legendary Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.
Brooklyn is currently in a renaissance, and with Brooklyn as our living laboratory, the faculty is able to bridge the chasm between theory and practice in real-time. Our vision for the School of Business is to be an institution in which our students are endowed with the education, skills, and resources that are necessary to lead this renaissance from both the public and private sectors, as well as at the grass-roots level.
This specific history, vision, and goal, along with the other unique factors that has made this institution a reality, have culminated into the School of Business at Medgar Evers College’s mission. The mission of the School of Business is to emphasize excellence in undergraduate business education, in the context of the liberal arts, and to prepare students: for administrative and managerial careers in both the private and public sectors; as well as preparation for graduate and/or professional studies; entrepreneurship; and leadership roles in their careers and communities.
The faculty of the School of Business has cultivated a collective philosophical framework, which provides that the foundation of a quality business education must be Transformative, Relevant, Enlightening, & Empowering.
- Transformative: Transforming students into professionals
- Relevant: Meeting the needs of the public and private sectors, as well as the community in the 21st Century
- Empowering: Providing students with the Abilities, Skills & Knowledge to be leaders in their chosen careers and community
- Enlightening: Providing students with the insight to uplift themselves and their community
The T.R.E.E. of Knowledge is the foundation from which all academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs and activities are developed.
The School of Business offers the following degree programs:
- B.S. in Accounting
- B.S. in Business
- B.S. in Computer Information Systems
- Systems Analysis & Design
- Network Systems Management
- B.S. in Public Administration
- Public Policy
- Public Sector Management
- Criminal Justice Administration
- International Administration
- Urban Administration
- Nonprofit Administration
- B.P.S. in Applied Management
- Business Services Administration
- Health Services Administration
- Social Services Administration
- A.S. in Business Administration
- Business Applications
- Accounting focus
- A.S. in Public Administration
- A.A.S. in Computer Applications
- Multimedia & Web Technologies
- Computer Information Systems