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Business Administration: General Business Overview

If business is society's engine, Mercy College can put you in the driver’s seat. We’ll get you prepared for the complex workings of businesses and how they relate to the environment. And help you plan, organize, lead and control the direction your organization will take.

When it comes to faculty, Mercy stands out. You’ll benefit from both leaders in business highly esteemed instructors. All of whom who not only have a strong grasp of the theoretical components of today's business institutions, but are also accomplished professionals with years of experience. 

Programs in business and accounting are offered at three levels: Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degrees. 

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Career Opportunities

Business Administration graduates may seek positions such as: financial advisor, marketing manager, sales representative, bank branch manager and systems analyst.

What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage

  • Active-learning model
    • Strategic Consulting Institute - Real projects for real companies
    • Investing Center - Live trading in the market
    • Center for Online Marketing - Website Design, Social Media
    • Center for Entrepreneurship - Start a real business
    • Center for International - Travel to businesses abroad
    • Center for Leadership - Communicate, Inspire, transform
  • Mentoring by executives from top global companies
  • Fortune 500 network
  • Advisory Board Member Companies - GE, BlackRock, Apple, Pepsi

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Orlando M. Barreiro
Orlando Barreiro Assistant Professor, Business
obarreiro@mercy.edu
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Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed Assistant Professor, Business

Chair, Undergraduate Business
abenmohamed@mercy.edu
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Robert Bohn Visiting Instructor, Business

Director, Entrepreneurship Program
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Mark Chmiel Instructor, Business
mchmiel@mercy.edu
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper Instructor, Business
scooper13@mercy.edu
Dr. Tom Coughlan
Thomas Coughlan Associate Professor, Business
tcoughlan@mercy.edu
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John Cullen Associate Professor, Business
JCullen@mercy.edu
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John Fuller Assistant Professor, Business

Chair, Graduate Business
jfuller@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Joan Adams Adjunct Instructor, Business
jadams3@mercy.edu
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Olumide Adebayo Adjunct Instructor, Business
oadebayo1@mercy.edu
Olga Bristol
Olga Bristol Online Instructional Designe

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Organizational Leadership
obristol@mercy.edu
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Paul Clifford Adjunct Instructor, Business
pclifford1@mercy.edu

Faculty Emeritae/i

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Gilda Carle Associate Professor Emerita, Business
gcarle@mercy.edu
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Michael Cavanaugh Professor Emeritus, Business
MCavanaugh@mercy.edu
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Wayne Cioffari Associate Professor Emeritus, Business
wcioffari@mercy.edu
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Norman Foy Professor Emeritus, Business
nfoy@mercy.edu

Program Outcomes

At the end of this program, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment

  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business

  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making

  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment

  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders

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Future Business Leaders Academy

This year's Future Business Leaders Academy was our most successful yet. The highly select group chosen to join us at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY learned about personal branding, matching their personalities to career paths, and visited some of the top global corporations in New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does earning a degree take?

Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.

Is this program offered online?

Yes, the program is offered completely online.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

Program Details & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

General Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education Requirements: 60 Credits

ECON 125, 210, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core: 30 Credits
Specialization: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog