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School of Management: Undergraduate Programs

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Management, where all our academic programs aim to educate students on how to harness information and knowledge on prevalent trends that impact business sustainability and growth in the 21st century, specifically:

  • Globalization and the resulting increase in market diversity
  • Opportunity for innovation that derives from these expanded opportunities
  • The power of technology’s transformational effect on business within this environment

The School of Management’s mission moving forward encompasses activities and educational opportunities that are:

  • Unique, innovative and non-conventional
  • Highly inclusive and engaging
  • Experiential in nature
  • Highly personalized and
  • Sustainable

Students will utilize this knowledge to develop integrative strategic initiatives that support business development, add value to an organization, and serve their community. Resulting academic programs also reflect the viewpoints of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and other accrediting organizations, perspectives of external and internal stakeholder groups, and both support and advance the school’s “Statements of Identification,” which include vision, mission and campaign statements. Together, these elements inform a well-balanced, diverse, comprehensive portrait of the school’s long-term, medium-term, and short-term strategies and planning activities. All School of Management undergraduate business programs (i.e., B.S.B.A. programs) are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), both in New York, and across all global campus locations

Students who graduate from the School of Management will join alumni who have achieved significant distinctions in the workforce. We look forward to hearing of the lifelong achievements of our alumni and the distinctive milestones they’ve attained in support of professional aspirations.

Administration and Professional Staff

The school’s administrative team oversees program delivery and other functions necessary to effectively deliver the school’s activities. Professional staff members provide services to all stakeholder groups that the school supports, including students, alumni, business leaders, and faculty. Together the administration and professional staff of the school take a student-centric approach to its responsibilities, always with consideration to student needs and stakeholder values.


  • Jess Boronico, Dean
  • Scott Liu, Executive Associate Dean
  • Jim Murdy, Director of Scheduling and Assurance of Learning
  • Robert Koenig, Associate Dean, Student Advancement and Hospitality
  • Sinan Caykoulu, Assistant Dean (Vancouver)
  • Hassan Younnies, Assistant Dean (Abu Dhabi)
  • Keh Kwek, Assistant Dean (China)
  • Joo Kwang-Yun, Chairperson, Department of Accounting and Financial Studies
  • Maya Kroumova, Chairperson, Department of Human Resource Management and Law
  • Raj Tibrewala, Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing Studies
  • Raj Tibrewala, Executive Director, Assessment Analytics
  • Rakesh Mittal, Director of Faculty Affairs
  • Prabhakar Gantasala, Director of Accreditation Maintenance and Chairperson, Quality Assurance
  • Diamando Afxentiou, Director of Student Affairs
  • Joshua Bienstock, Chairperson, Adjunct Faculty Council
  • Deborah Cohn, Director, Professional Enrichment
  • Steve Haines, Director, Internal Operations/External Relations and Chairperson, Staff Council
  • Xueting Jiang, Director, International Partnerships
  • Steve Shapiro, Director, Center for Risk Management Studies
  • Birasnav Muthuraj, Director, Experiential Education
  • Colleen Kirk, Director, Indirect Assessment
  • Shaya Sheikh, Director of Accreditation Analytics
  • Derrick Webster, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • James Wightman, Director, Student Success

Professional Staff

  • Constance Canning, Executive Assistant to the Dean
  • Steve Haines, Director of Internal Operations and External Relations
  • Konstance Teleisha, Coordinator for Faculty and M.B.A. Program Coordinator
  • Marie-Paul Beliz-Chery, Staff Associate and M.B.A. Advisor
  • Patricia Brustman, Coordinator for Professional Development and Staff Associate (Human Resource Management and Law)
  • Patthara Chandaragga, Staff Associate and B.P.S. Advisor
  • Maria Dinanno, Staff Associate and B.S.B.A. Advisor
  • Joyce Chiu, Coordinator for China Programs
  • William Ninehan, Director of Human Resources Program Development
  • James Wighman, Coordinator of Student Success

Departments and Faculty

The organization of the school encourages empowerment across its constituent faculty through the disaggregation of responsibilities into departments. Departments work collaboratively to advance the school’s mission while simultaneously working independently toward creating specific niche and distinctive competencies to ensure students and stakeholder success within the areas that are overseen.

Each department includes faculty members from all campus locations where the School of Management delivers its academic programs. This ensures a broad and diverse set of perspectives that impact positively on (a) curriculum development that includes a strong and uniform core component that forms the common experience for all students, regardless of location, and (b) highly contextualized curriculum elements embedded throughout the courses that are localized to the specific needs of the local business community where the program is delivered.

Department of Accounting and Financial Studies:
Also includes the disciplines of Economics and Management Information Systems.

  • Professors: D. Afxentiou, P. Harris, P. Kutasovic, F. Lorne, R. Nag, S. Shapiro, N. Weiss
  • Associate Professors: P. Dilling, B. Khoo, K. Ravichandran. A. Sekhar, J. Yun (chairperson), J. Zeng
  • Assistant Professors: E. Cho, P. Ke, B. Kinfemichael, K. Kwek, S. Muni, S. Nam, J. Suh, J. Gao, T. Li

Department of Human Resource Management Studies:
Also includes the discipline of Law.

  • Professors: L. Applewhaite
  • Associate Professors: M. Kroumova (chairperson)
  • Assistant Professors: J. Bienstock, R. Mittal, R. Nowak

Department of Hospitality Management Studies:

  • Associate Professors: R. Koenig (chairperson), J. Murdy
  • Assistant Professor: J. Dunne

Department of Management Science Studies And Marketing:
Also includes the discipline of Quantitative Methods and the academic programs in Entrepreneurial Studies and International Business Studies.

  • Professors: J. Boronico (dean), S. Hartman, T. Ozelli, R. Tibrewala (chairperson)
  • Associate Professors: D. Cohn, G. Prabhakar, S. Liu, K. O’Sullivan, C. Kirk, V. Sotiropoulos, V. Vadakepat, H. Younies
  • Assistant Professor: S. Caykoylu, S. Gantasala, X. Jiang, P. Lal Meena, B. Mutharaj, B. Nguyen, S. Sheikh, E. Zheng, E. Chan, E. Cedeno, M. Davoodi Makinejad

Statements of Identification

Toward guiding the long-, mid-, and short-term priorities and initiatives for the school and its stakeholders, these statements send a signal to the community of both the standards of best practice that the school shares in common with, as well as the distinctive competencies that separate it in unique ways from its competitive set and both peer and aspirant institutions of higher learning.

Vision and Mission Statements
The School of Management mission, to “provide high quality, career advancing business education opportunities within the context of a dynamic, technologically enabled, and global business environment” supports the School’s vision to “be a preeminent and distinguishable leader among institutions of higher education in the provision of internationally based academic business programs.”

Campaign Statement: Creating New TEMPOS in Global Business Education
The School of Management operationalizes the school’s mission through “Creating New TEMPOS in Global Business Education,” signaling its commitment to excellence in:

  • Integrated Technology
  • Experiential Education
  • International Marketplaces
  • Professional Enrichment
  • Career Orientation
  • Student Advancement and Achievement

Integrated Technology (the “T” in TEMPOS) is closely aligned with the professional workspace, and includes Bloomberg, Compustat, E-Views, Peachtree, Oracle/Peoplesoft, and SPSS, among others. In this way, B.S.B.A. students harness the transformational impact of technology on business with the long-term objective of creating value-adding contributions to their employer, upon graduation.

Experiential Education (the “E” in TEMPOS) complements in-class instruction in diverse ways, including academic service learning, study abroad, faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and work experiences interacting directly with business leaders and industry partners. Interested students should speak directly to either their faculty advisor or the School of Management Director for Experiential Education to discuss specific opportunities that are currently being offered each semester. Students are required to complete one experiential education activity in partial fulfillment of degree requirements (BUSI 495).

International Marketplaces (the “M” in TEMPOS) and the overall impact of globalization are integrated into the academic programs through the contextualization of each Master Syllabus, across all courses by way of both learning goals and student learning outcomes. Moreover, globalization is also represented in the programmatic learning goals for the B.S.B.A. program, and all program options have one dedicated international business-related learning goal in the discipline being studied.

The Professional Enrichment Program (the “P” in TEMPOS) complements traditional pedagogy with supplemental experiences during which our students meet and network with area specialists, learn from business leaders, and are exposed to contemporary and cutting edge business issues that are not otherwise discussed in an academic curriculum. In this way students are exposed to those issues that currently impact local and global business enterprise, from the perspective of business leaders, with insights and perspectives offered that can be integrated into student academic studies and professional endeavors. Secondly, the program offers workshops and activities designed to strengthen the professional polish of the student. These include the “mocktail social,” “dress for success seminar,” and “business etiquette workshop,” among others. Interested students should speak directly to either their faculty advisor or the School of Management Director of Professional Enrichment to discuss specific opportunities that are currently being offered each semester. Students are required to complete professional enrichment seminars in partial fulfillment of degree requirements (BUSI 495).

Career Orientation (the “O” in TEMPOS) involves the creation and updating of all course-level learning goals, which are designed to support industry-driven objectives, and are referenced by executives in the employment market. In this way, the school’s academic programs are career oriented and designed to strengthen student job placement and advancement in the workforce.

The Student Advancement Program (the “S” in TEMPOS) supports the school’s commitment to student engagement into their educational experiences, cooperative learning, community engagement, and personal growth. The co-curricular program sponsors activities that engage students across varied platforms with their peers, faculty and staff, community members, and industry partners. Whether it is by way of clubs and honor societies, or field trips to the stock exchange, the program seeks out those activities that bring stakeholder groups together for the purpose of creating a vibrant community with synergies that advance the academic and professional aspirants of all participants. Interested students should speak directly to their faculty advisor or the School of Management Executive Director of Student Advancement for activities that are available each semester. Students are required to complete activities in partial fulfillment of degree requirements (BUSI 495).

Triple Platforms of Excellence
In support of the mission, the three platforms of excellence, Professional Enrichment, Experiential Education, and Student Advancement, have been developed within the School of Management to advance the school’s mission and ensure student success. All students are advised to refer to the brochures for each of these three platforms, and speak to their advisor or the directors of each program concerning their completion of activities in each program in partial fulfillment of degree requirements (BUSI 495).

Undergraduate Programs and Locations

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.): Abu Dhabi, China, New York
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies in Hospitality Management (B.P.S.): New York
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.): New York
  • Undergraduate Minors: New York

School of Management Assurance of Learning
All students and organizations expect an assurance that graduates of the School of Management are achieving the stated learning goals of the program. In this spirit, the educational approach taken is one that is outcomes-based. That is, student-learning outcomes are created across every course to validate and support achievement of programmatic, concentration-specific, and course-level learning goals. These outcomes also strengthen the student’s ability to make value-adding contributions to an organization.

Moreover, as previously mentioned, course-level learning goals and related outcomes for each class are designed to include invariant, contextual, and instructor-specific categories. In this way students receive learning experiences that are uniform across sections (e.g., invariant), globalized (e.g. contextual), and niche specific (e.g., instructor specific), focusing on the specific domain expertise of the instructor.

Student progress is monitored not only by way of the “grade” in the course or for any class requirement, but also through “scores” that translate student achievement across the various learning goals in the program, area of study, or course level. An “assessment scorecard” is provided to students so that they may review their progress in the academic program against the various goals (at the program, major, and course level). Students also receive informal marks on assignments and other class requirements for the purpose of formative assessment, providing a continuous set of inputs that do not directly impact the course grade, but serve as a guide to help students prioritize their effort toward those specific areas that ensure effective learning.

Finally, the School of Management continually updates its curriculum so that it is both contemporary and competitive. Outcomes assessment is continuous, and inputs from students and all stakeholders are utilized to both revise academic programs as well as externally reference the curriculum for relevancy.