2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business


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Dean: Jo-Ann Rolle 718 270-5110 jrolle@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2015 T

Administrative Assistant: Raquel Bennett 718 270-5110 rbennett@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2015

HEO Officer: Roxanne Foster 718 270-5110
Office: B-2015

Departments and Chairpersons

Accounting: Rosemary Williams 718 270-5104 rwilliams@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2032 V

Computer Information Systems: David Ahn 718 270-6412 dahn@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2015 C

Economics and Finance: Chinyere E. Egbe 718 270-5071 egbe@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2015 F

Public Administration:  Zulema Blair 718 270-5161 zblair@mec.cuny.edu
Office: B-2032 N

General Information

The School of Business offers the following undergraduate degrees:

B.S. Accounting
B.P.S. Applied Management
B.S. Business
B.S. Computer Information Systems
B.S. Public Administration
B.S. Financial Economics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         B.S. Financial Economics Online
A.S. Business Administration
A.A.S. Computer Applications
A.S. Public Administration

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.

Vision

With Brooklyn as our living laboratory, the faculty of the School of Business 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 provide leadership in both the public and private sectors, as well as at the community grass-roots level. 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, 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 and knowledge to be leaders in their chosen careers and community; and, Enlightening, providing students with the insight to uplift themselves and their community.

We believe that this philosophical framework (TREE) is the foundation from which all academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs and activities are to be developed.

Accreditation Statement

The Medgar Evers College School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (www.acbsp.org) to offer the following business degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Applications

Overview

Admission to the School’s degree programs provides an opportunity to study with accomplished scholars as well as experienced practitioners. The programs are designed to give students a broad business background as well as specialized skills, as evidenced by the College-wide required courses and the common professional component for the B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Business, and B.S. in Computer Information Systems, as well as the B.S. in Public Administration core courses.

The faculty teaches a cutting-edge curriculum that has a strong business and management foundation that reflects current trends in the marketplace. The faculty mentors 1,200 students, giving them individual attention in small class settings, with a wide array of day, evening and weekend courses. Students are imbued with knowledge, analytical and decision-making abilities, leadership skills, and ethical practice.

The School of Business develops students’ entrepreneurial skills by providing service learning, internships, and technical assistance to small businesses. The senior year experience helps students to integrate knowledge, to achieve or advance their professional careers in the private and public sectors, and to pursue graduate and professional studies.

The School has nine (9) outstanding student clubs that win national awards, participate in national and regional conferences, promote personal and career development, and provide community service.

  1. American Marketing Association (AMA)
  2. Association of Computer Information Systems Technology (ACIST)
  3. Minority Investment Association (MIA)
  4. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  5. Medgar Evers College Pre-Law Society (MECPLS)
  6. Society for Public Administration (MECSPA)
  7. American Advertising Federation (AAF)
  8. Entrepreneurship Society
  9. Business Club

The School of Business has produced thousands of graduates from its programs, including attorneys, CPA’s, businesspersons, managers, and entrepreneurs. They are leaders, problem solvers, team builders and innovators in their fields, and major supporters of the Business School and the College. The School of Business has also developed relationships of several multinational corporations, government agencies and nonprofits to support the activities of the business school as well as provide internships and other experiential learning activities.

Statement on ACBSP Common Professional Component

Medgar Evers College is fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and as such it has a Common Professional Component (CPC) that provides its students with an understanding and appreciation of 11 criteria that are, historically accepted as a basis for demonstrating quality in undergraduate business programs.

ACBSP Common Professional Component

  1. Functional Areas
    1. Marketing
    2. Business Finance
    3. Accounting
    4. Management, including:
      1. Production and Operations Management;
      2. Organizational Behavior; and
      3. Human Resource Management
  2. The Business Environment
    1. Legal Environment of Business
    2. Economics
    3. Business Ethics
  3. Global Dimensions of Business
  4. Technical Skills
    1. Information Systems
    2. Quantitative Techniques/Statistics
  5. Integrative Areas
    1. Business Policies; OR
      1. A comprehensive or integrating experience that enables a student to demonstrate the capacity to synthesize and apply knowledge from an organizational perspective.

School of Business Core

The School of Business faculty in the respective departments has demonstrated that the baccalaureate degrees in: accounting; business; and CIS, as well as the associate degrees in: business administration; and computer applications are in accordance with the ACBSP CPC and the 11 criteria set forth therein. Please see each department for the required courses for degree conferral.

Academic Standards in the School of Business

  1. Baccalaureate Degrees:

    It is mandatory for students in the Department to successfully complete the required Departmental Core courses with a grade of “C” or better, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, to graduate. For students seeking the BS in Business or the BS in Accounting-all courses in the Business Core must be completed with a minimum grade of “C”.

    At least 18 credit hours of upper level (300 and 400 level) course requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

    Accounting majors must pass all upper level (300-400 level) course requirements with a “C” grade or better.
  2. Associate Degrees

    All courses from the business core that are in fulfillment of the AS in Business, AS in Public Administration and AAS in Computer Applications must be completed with a “C” grade or better.

Centers & Labs of the School of Business

Currently, the School of Business operates one center and two labs: The Dubois Bunche Center for Policy; The Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning lab and the Finance Simulation Lab.

The Dubois Bunche Center for Public Policy

In the spirit of the scholarship and activism that were promoted by W.E.B DuBois and Ralph John Bunche. The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy was founded to empower and cultivate the work of a new generation of scholar activists and advocates dedicated to identifying progressive solutions to the challenges confronting Urban Communities throughout the African Diaspora. The Dubois Bunche Center (DBC) is headed by Roger Green, a faculty member in the Department of Public Administration and former New York Assemblyman. The DBC has moved leaps and bounds this year and has catapulted the School of Business into the spotlight. The DBC also secured an ISSN for a journal that will focus on the best practices in law, policy, urban affair in U.S. and the Developing World, and it already has an internal and external review board.

The Entrepreneurship and Experiential Learning Lab (EEL)

The EEL lab operates in a 5000 sq. ft. space on the third floor of the Carroll Street building. The space is open and functions as a training lab and small business development site since fall 2015.

Academic programs for entrepreneurship and experiential programs include study abroad, business plan competitions, small business internships, and business boot camps. The lab has collaborated with local, regional, national and international organizations to support student interests in business and entrepreneurship.

The Finance Simulation Lab

The Finance Simulation lab is located in the Carroll Street building and is home to the state-of-the-art software and hardware equipment to support student finance learning. The lab is used to give students the opportunity to simulate investment and finance decisions. The Economics & Finance department has sponsored student simulation competitions that engage and enhance student learning.

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