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School of Business

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About the School of Business

The School of Business at Mercy College prepares students for careers in business and accounting related fields. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across Mercy’s three campuses, located in Westchester and New York City, and via the College’s distance learning platform.


The School of Business Foundation for Success

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1:17 Student Ratio

Solid foundation in core business specialties taught by faculty with decades of corporate experience

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Experiential Learning

Focused on technical and soft skills to give a well-rounded education not found at other institutions

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Career Readiness

Interact with prospective employers from day one, secure internships including at Fortune 500 companies

Check out the School of Business in Action

High School leadership academy

Summer Leadership Academy

Rising high school seniors experience college first-hand during this week-long, action-packed summer program, learning from Executive Faculty who have worked at top global companies.

Executive Speaker Series

Executive Speaker Series

Thanks to the Mercy College School of Business, our students have the opportunity to learn business skills from some of the most prestigious leaders in their fields. Take a look at some of the distinguished speakers we have hosted. 

Business Honors

Build Your Career Path

Mercy College School of Business graduates go on to work for some of the biggest names in business, finance and consulting, including many Fortune 500 companies. Take a look at some of the top companies where our graduates have gone on to work. 

Dean Gibson

Message from the Dean

Hello, I am Dr. Lloyd Gibson, Dean of the School of Business. On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our School.

At the School of Business, we are committed to student success. We help our students succeed by providing experiential, hands-on learning opportunities, by building career readiness into our courses, and by having professors who are experienced business professionals. We do all of this with undergraduate programs that include Business Administration with eight different specializations, Accounting with four different programs including a CPA track BS/MS that is licensure-qualifying, and a degree completion program in Organizational Management for experienced students. In addition, we offer five graduate programs including an MBA with nine concentration options and four MS programs in Business Analytics, Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Public Accounting. Our programs not only help you get a job, but they also help you prepare for or advance your career. 

School of Business Departments

Department of Undergrad Business

Our Undergraduate programs are taught by experts in their field, with real-world practical knowledge, so that when you graduate you will be prepared to succeed in a business.  

Department of Graduate Business

Our degrees in business administration, leadership and analytics can help you take your career to the next level. Our executive faculty support your learning, both in and out of the classroom. 

Department of Accounting 

Accounting forms the foundation for any successful business. At Mercy you will gain a firm understanding of accounting principles and practice as well as the skills you need to succeed in the field.  


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Business Honors Program

A challenging 4-year curriculum hosted on our Dobbs Ferry campus. Open to incoming freshmen with outstanding scholastic performance and a passion for business, this program often leads to greater prospective career outcomes.

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Business Student Success Stories

School of Business Degrees & Programs

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Technical & Soft Skills

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The EPIC Program: You build the fundamental skills set for success in job interviews through-out your undergraduate experience. E= Explore, P=Prepare, I=Implement, C=Career Launch

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The Excel Certification Program: Undergraduate students prepare for the certification exam through a Semester long 3-credit course. Graduate students are also provided the opportunity to become certified as a non-credit granting program

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The Bloomberg Certification Program: Students are provided access to Bloomberg terminals across the Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan and Bronx campuses is embedded in the undergraduate curriculum and offered as a non-credit granting opportunity to students in our graduate programs. The trading room and the finance and analytics lab are also fitted with state of the arts equipment and software, providing access to highly marketable skill sets.

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Soft Skills: To be a prime job candidate today, it takes far more than what you can learn from a textbook. Our faculty with real-world experience in their fields will share with you everything they know about how to be successful in business.

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Active Learning

We know learning happens in so many more ways than by just sitting in a classroom. We designed our programs to provide hands-on experience while still in school.  

Our Active Learning opportunities include:  

  • Consulting: Where you get to lead a real project for a real company 

  • Entrepreneurship: Where you get to operate a student-run business 

  • Investing: Where you manage real money in the student fund in our state of the art trading room  

  • Leadership: Where you set a master goal, achieve it one step at a time, and do it as a team 

  • International Business: Where you travel and learn about doing business abroad 

  


Contact the School of Business

Lloyd Gibson, DSc 
Dean, School of Business 
(914) 674-7159  
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Victor Petenkemani, MBA  
Associate Dean
(914) 674-7137  
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Kristin Ludl 
Associate Director, Business Operations
kludl@mercy.edu
(914) 674-7632 
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Professor Mahmud Wazihullah (Wazi), MBA
Director, Business Honors Program
mwazihullah@mercy.edu

Professor Denise Stefano, CPA, MBA
Chair, Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting
dstefano@mercy.edu

Professor Abdel-Kader Ben-Mohamed, Ph.D.
Chair, Undergraduate Business Program
abenmohamed@mercy.edu

John Fuller
Assistant Professor
Chair, Graduate School of Business

jfuller@mercy.edu 

Mary Keiling
Administrative Assistant, UG Business
mkeiling@mercy.edu

Valerie Peattie
Administrative Assistant, Accounting & Graduate Programs
vpeattie@mercy.edu