The School of Business (SoB) at Medgar Evers College has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) since 2003. Of the five business schools in CUNY, Medgar Evers College is one of the two that is accredited. The School of Business is an intimate educational environment that affords close mentoring relationships between faculty and staff, in which approximately 70% of its students are matriculating in career focused baccalaureate programs.
The SoB is home to the Lambda Rho Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, an international business honor society, with over 290 chapters worldwide. Delta Mu Delta provides students with a proven track record of academic achievement with the opportunity to be inducted and afforded with: lifetime membership; access to a network of business professionals; and scholarship opportunities.
Mission, Vision & Philosophy
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 vision for the School of Business is to be an institution in which students are endowed with the education, skills, and resources that are necessary to lead Brooklyn’s renaissance from both the public and private sectors, as well as at the grassroots level.
The collective philosophy of the faculty 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;
- Enlightening: Providing students with the insight to uplift themselves and their community; and
- Empowering: Providing students with the abilities, skills and knowledge to be leaders in their chosen careers and community.
The Dean’s Message
On behalf of the faculty of the School of Business, I welcome you to the Medgar Evers College School of Business and invite you to further explore the College on your road to realizing your dreams, goals and aspirations. Please know that we are committed to the development of the essential skills and knowledge of our students so that they are prepared both academically and professionally.
We have a business curriculum that provides our students with a broad-based appreciation of the different business subjects, as well as depth in the disciplines by way of our five (5) baccalaureate programs. In addition, each is designed to afford you with the opportunity to further specialize in a particular area.
Your success here at Medgar Evers College and beyond is of personal importance to me, and I encourage you to take full advantage of the resources that are available at the institution. The School of Business has a caring and dedicated faculty and staff with both the theoretical aptitude and practical experience to provide you with a robust and well-rounded experience. In addition, we have part-time faculty members that are subject-matter specialists in their respective fields and come to the classroom often times from their full-time jobs in government, business and industry, or nonprofit fields to share their knowledge with you.
Remember, too, that learning only begins in the classroom and that it is cultivated and nurtured in your extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. We have student clubs and organizations that supplement classroom instruction through competitions, case studies, and service to the College and community. These clubs are focused on particular areas of interest like advertising, marketing, accounting, public health, law, or entrepreneurship, and also allow you to explore and cultivate your managerial and leadership skills prior to graduation. Additional information can be found on the Office of Student Life & Development webpage at: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/studlife/.
Finally, I encourage you to take advantage of internships, fellowships, and international experiences—all of which prepare you for today’s global society. There are many possibilities for both short-term and semester-long study aboard experiences. Study abroad opportunities are open to all students who are eligible. For more information, visit the Office of Study Abroad Programs webpage at: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/studyabroad/.
In addition, please visit the Career Management Services Center homepage for more information regarding professional development, i.e. internship/job search assistance, career coaching, mock interviews, industry exposure, resume review & approval at: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/cmsc/.
Jo-ann D. Rolle, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business