The Hagan School of Business at Iona College is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, as recognized by our accreditation by AACSB International. Located just 20 minutes from Manhattan, our experienced teachers and practitioners utilize New York City as a resource and a classroom for students interested in investigating the disciplines that make up the world of business.
Our location, so close to one of the most important global financial centers, makes Iona an excellent place to build your mastery of Finance or Public Accounting You will receive individualized attention to both your growing knowledge base and your career as our faculty guide you in the the study of how individuals and firms allocate resources through time. If you want to make money, manage money or assist others in mastering their own finances, then one of Iona's Master's programs might be exactly the program for you.
Finance: Quantitatively-focused program that centers on financial engineering -- the application of economic principles to the dynamics of financial markets, especially for the purpose of structuring, pricing, and managing the risk of financial contracts.
Financial Services: If you are preparing for a career in the financial services industry, this is the program for you. Coursework will focus on global and domestic financial markets and institutions; commodity markets; and investment analysis.
International Finance: Those interested in the monetary and macroeconomic interrelations between two or more countries and the dynamics of the global financial system will be most interested in this program.
Public Accounting: Designed to comply with State and professional requirements, it provides both the mandated coursework and necessary knowledge to sit for and pass the CPA exam. Completion of this program will also reduce the mandated experience requirement for the awarding of the CPA from 2 years to 1 year.
Degree Requirements for the MBA Program
This program is designed for candidates who wish to pursue the MBA degree on a full-time or part-time basis. The various curricula require 57 credits before waiver and transfer credits are applied. Appropriate course work at the undergraduate and graduate level may be applied against curriculum requirements. There is a six-year limit for the completion of the MBA degree. A typical MBA student will take 45 credits and complete the program in three years on a part-time basis or two years on a full-time basis. Courses are offered on a trimester basis, with classes starting in September, November, March and two Summer sessions beginning in June and July. Each course meets one evening per week for a three hour class, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday courses meet 9:30am to 1:00pm Courses conducted during the summer meet twice a week. Further procedures and policies relating to programs of the Hagan School of Business can be found in the section, "Academic Information," of the Graduate Bulletin.
Fast Track MBA
Geared toward people who want to gain an edge in their chosen field, the Fast Track MBA shaves 10 months off the length of traditional MBA programs by offering courses in a sequence that guarantees a speedy graduation. Associate Dean Charles Cante explained, In todays financially-focused world every professional needs to have business knowledge in order to remain competitive and prosper. Whether its the new medical doctor, dentist, lawyer or psychologist trying to build a successful practice or the scientist or engineer who wants to position their discovery or an educator who wants to become an administrator, the MBA degree is an essential and positive driving force towards these ends.
•Courses may be offered in an online, distance-learning format, in a traditional classroom setting, or in hybrid format, that utilizes both online and in-person class meetings.
•Students begin their study during first summer term and complete the program after the second summer term the following year
•Our Fast Track students are grouped as a cohort, moving through the program together to help build relationships for study, as well as networking opportunities.
• Iona offers a strong network of advisers who help our students in all areas – from choosing a specialization to support services that ensure uncomplicated registration.
MBA Core Courses (24 credits)
A student may have from 12 to 18 credits waived, though in cases of exceptional undergraduate preparation and previous graduate work, as many as 24 credits may be waived.
• MBA 510 - Quantitative Tools for Management
• MBA 520 - Financial Accounting and Reporting
• MBA 530 - Economics for Management
• MBA 540 - Operations Management
• MBA 550 - Finance for Managers
• MBA 560 - Marketing Management
• MBA 570 - Management and Organizational Behavior
• MBA 580 - Information Systems Total MBA Core Courses before waivers: 24 credits
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999