School of Business

Lender School of Business Center

203-582-8720 (central office)

Administrative Officers

Title Name Phone Email
Dean Matthew O’Connor 203-582-8914
Associate Dean Mary Meixell 203-582-5206
Assistant Dean of Academic Services Michael Taylor 203-582-3949
Associate Dean for Career Development Jill Koehler 203-582-3655
Director of MBA Program Lisa Braiewa 203-582-3710
Director of Online MS Programs Christopher Neidig 203-582-3868
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
Director of Employer Relations Grace Peiffer 203-582-8567


Department Chairperson Phone Email
Accounting Nelson Alino 203-582-3827
Computer Information Systems Wendy Ceccucci 203-582-8269
Entrepreneurship and Strategy Henry Adobor 203-582-3439
Finance Thomas Coe 203-582-3455
International Business Robert Engle 203-582-3610
Management Mario Norbis 203-582-8309
Marketing and Biomedical Marketing Abhik Roy 203-582-8465
Health Care Management and Organizational Leadership Angela Mattie 203-582-3630
Faculty Director of MS in Business Analytics Christopher Neidig 203-582-3868
Faculty Director of BBA Program Amy Paros 203-582-7755
Five-Year Fast Track BS/MBA Lisa Braiewa 203-582-3710
Four-Year BS/MBA Michael Taylor 203-582-3949

Mission Statement

The School of Business provides the foundation for lifelong learning to meet the business and leadership challenges of today and tomorrow.


We pursue a supportive learning environment—both inside and outside of the classroom—that provides our students with opportunities to develop the expertise required to distinguish themselves academically and professionally.

We are devoted to the principles of integrity and pledge to be ethical, honest, fair, respectful and responsible in our interactions with others.

We embrace diversity in people and in ideas.

We systematically assess our teaching efforts and our curricula to ensure learning.

We are dedicated to the continual development of our faculty in terms of teaching and research.

We actively support scholarship that advances business practice and pedagogy.

We are committed to mutually beneficial collaboration with the business community that advances the education of our students and the research of our faculty.

Learning Goals

Personal and Professional Development

The formulation of an individualized career plan and the development of the personal leadership characteristics and professional skills required to realize that plan.

Expertise in a Business Discipline

An in-depth understanding of a business discipline including technical knowledge, the ability to apply that knowledge, and skill in the evaluation of business strategy within that discipline.

Business Integration

An understanding of the interdependence of the various functional areas of business.

Strategic Decision Making

The ability to make a well-reasoned recommendation concerning a business situation.

Written Communication

The ability to communicate effectively using standard business forms of writing.

Oral Communication

The ability to present information verbally in an organized, clear and persuasive manner.


The interpersonal skills required to work effectively as a member of a team.


The strategic use of technology, including technical skill and an understanding of the role that technology plays in business.

Ethical Reasoning

The identification of ethical issues related to business practices, the recognition of the complexity and ambiguity of those issues, the application of an ethical decision-making framework, and the formulation of an ethically justifiable solution.

Diversity and Globalization

An awareness and appreciation of diversity in the workplace and of issues surrounding the globalization of both domestic and international business activities as well as the ability to develop strategies to address those issues.

Business Core Curriculum

The common requirements for graduation with the bachelor of science degree for all business majors include completion of the University Curriculum (that covers fundamental areas such as English, quantitative literacy, science, social sciences, the humanities and the arts), the business core curriculum and the major requirements. The business core challenges each student to develop a knowledge and skill base for further study within the business disciplines, and the major requirements provide students with specialized knowledge within a field of business.

In addition to the traditional business core course work in accounting, business law, economics, finance, international business, management and marketing, the school also offers a series of seminars in personal and professional development designed to begin the professional development process required to be successful in today’s competitive business world.

As noted below, these seminars cover topics including personal effectiveness, career planning and development, business communications, ethics and diversity.

Career Development

In the School of Business, members of the Office of Career Development work with students to plan the academic and professional components of each student’s education. They explore career interests, guide students through a career development process and provide assistance with internships, resume preparation and employment interviews.

Internship Program

Undergraduate business students are encouraged to gain valuable career experience by participating in our internship program. Both paid and unpaid internships are available in a range of industries.

With the approval of their department chair and dean, students who have completed a minimum of 57 credits with a GPA of 2.6 or higher and have completed the business core courses within their major are eligible to earn up to 3 academic credits for an internship experience. Students who do not meet these standards may complete an internship, but are not eligible to earn academic credit for that experience. Unless a student is completing a double major, only 3 credits can be earned for internship experiences. Students who are completing a double major can earn up to 3 credits in each major (for a total of 6 credits) for internship experiences. Students may not receive internship credit toward the completion of a minor.

Four-Year BS/MBA

The four-year BS/MBA is designed for outstanding School of Business students—those who rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and have a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 or a composite ACT of 27. Students enter the program as freshmen and learn at an accelerated pace to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years and an MBA in the fourth. This select program features total savings over the traditional five-year BS/MBA option and additional features including:

  • dedicated housing for students in the program with private study hall
  • dedicated resident assistant and academic adviser
  • flat tuition and fees for the entire four years with any academic scholarships carrying from the third to the fourth, graduate year.

For more information about this program, please visit

Five-Year Fast Track Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs

The Fast Track Combined BA/MBA program is designed for outstanding undergraduate students outside of the School of Business.

The Fast Track Combined BS/MBA and BS/MS programs are designed for outstanding undergraduate School of Business students. These programs enable students to start taking courses toward their graduate degrees during senior year. Interested students must apply for admission to one of the programs during the last semester of junior year. For program descriptions, click here.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Combined Degrees

Certificates in Health Care Administration


Program also offered online.

For specific information about the mission and learning goals for each of the graduate programs, please visit the university website at

Business Core Curriculum

AC 211Financial Accounting3
AC 212Managerial Accounting3
CIS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 271Applied Statistical Methods3
FIN 201Fundamentals of Financial Management3
IB 201Globalization and International Business3
LW 221Business Law and Society3
MG 210Essentials of Management and Organizational Behavior3
MG 211Operations Management3
MK 201Marketing Principles3
SB 101The Business Environment3
SB 250Career Planning and Development1
SB 450Strategic Integrated Management Seminar3
Total Credits43

University Curriculum for School of Business

Foundations of Inquiry (four classes = 12 credits)

FYS 101First Year Seminar3
EN 101Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing3
EN 102Academic Writing and Research3
MA 206Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences3
Total Credits12

Disciplinary Inquiry (four classes = 13 credits)

In the “Disciplinary Inquiry” phase of the University Curriculum, students make their first encounters with specific knowledge and methodologies in the disciplinary areas. This phase familiarizes students with the kinds of knowledge produced in these disciplinary areas and thus informs their choices as they undertake their “Personal Inquiry.” Additionally, students are proceeding upon their Personal Quest as they take these and all breadth courses, including reflection upon their Guiding Question.

Students select EC 111 and one course from each of the remaining disciplinary areas as follows:

  • Natural Sciences: any 4-credit UC science course

  • Humanities: any 3-credit UC humanities course

  • Social Sciences: EC 111

  • Fine Arts: any 3-credit UC fine arts course

Personal Inquiry (six classes = minimum 18 credits)

The “Personal Inquiry” (PI) phase requires 18 credits with at least three Disciplinary Inquiry areas represented. This allows students significant flexibility in the selection of course work as they pursue their Guiding Questions. The Personal Inquiry requirement has two parts:

Part 1 (three courses): In addition to those selected under Disciplinary Inquiry above, students select EC 112 from the Social Sciences and a course from two of the remaining disciplinary areas: Natural Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.

Part 2 (three courses): The remaining courses are IB 201 and any two other UC courses from the disciplinary areas in Part 1 and/or UC Breadth Electives. Students can combine Disciplinary Inquiry areas and UC Breadth Electives in any pattern that totals 9 to 12 credits. [Note: natural science courses that are treated by the Registrar as two separate courses (lecture and lab) shall be treated as one course for the purposes of the PI requirement. Students could thus take up to four lecture-lab pairings in the PI).

Integrative Capstone Experience (one course = 3 credits)

The Integrative Capstone is offered in the School of Business. Students select an additional unrestricted course in the University Curriculum.

Intercultural Understanding (two courses = minimum 6 credits)

As students purposefully select courses and progress through the Breadth part of the curriculum, it is imperative that all students develop the skills, knowledge and diverse perspectives necessary to address the complexity of their Guiding Questions, and to acquire the understanding necessary to be informed and ethical citizens who can contribute to the local and global society.

To achieve this goal, within their 31 breadth component credits students are required to take at least 6 credits in classes marked as “I” (Intercultural Understanding). The classes with “I” designation can be chosen from any area in Disciplinary and/or Personal Inquiry.

University Curriculum Breadth Electives (formerly called UC “Electives”)

University Curriculum (UC) Breadth Electives are courses with generalizable and transferrable knowledge that are based in a single academic discipline outside of the four Disciplinary Inquiry areas (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts) or that reflect nationally established interdisciplinary areas. Such courses increase the disciplinary, methodological and cultural perspectives available to students in the University Curriculum, thereby extending the breadth of their knowledge to navigate successfully a complex and dynamic world.

Natural Sciences

AN 102Bones, Genes, and Everything In Between: Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AT 450Administration and Management in Athletic Training3
BIO 101General Biology I3
BIO 101LGeneral Biology I Lab1
BIO 102General Biology II3
BIO 102LGeneral Biology Lab II1
BIO 105Introduction to the Biological Sciences I3
BIO 105LIntroduction to Biological Science Lab1
BIO 106Science and Society: Concepts and Current Issues3
BIO 106LScience and Society: Concepts And Current Issues Lab1
BIO 120The Biology of Beer3
BIO 121Human Genetics from ACTG to XY3
BIO 128LGlobal Health Challenges Lab1
BIO 128Global Health Challenges: A Human Perspective3
BIO 150General Biology for Majors4
BIO 150LGeneral Biology for Majors Laboratory
BIO 151Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics4
BIO 151LMolecular and Cell Biology and Genetics Lab
BIO 161Introduction to the Biological Aspects of Science and Society3
BIO 205Bioethics3
BIO 208Introduction to Forensic Science3
BIO 208LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory1
BIO 282Genetics3
BIO 282LGenetics Lab1
BMS 110The World of Microbes3
BMS 117The Human Organism3
BMS 162Human Health3
BMS 200Biology of Aging3
CHE 101Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I3
CHE 101LFundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 102Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II3
CHE 102LFundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II Lab1
CHE 110General Chemistry I3
CHE 110LGeneral Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 111General Chemistry II3
CHE 111LGeneral Chemistry II Lab1
PHY 101Elements of Physics3
PHY 101LElements of Physics Lab1
PHY 110General Physics I3
PHY 110LGeneral Physics I Lab1
PHY 111General Physics II3
PHY 111LGeneral Physics II Lab1
SCI 102Earth Sciences3
SCI 102LEarth Sciences Lab Lab1
SCI 161Nutrition: An Investigative Experience3

Social Sciences

AN 101HHonors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
AN 101Local Cultures, Global Issues: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
AN 102Bones, Genes, and Everything In Between: Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AN 103Dirt, Artifacts, and Ideas: Introduction to Archaeology3
AN 240Ethnographic Theory and Practice3
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 111HHonors Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 112HHonors Principles of Macroeconomics3
ED 250(uc) Diversity, Dispositions and Multiculturalism3
GT 263Sociology of the Aged (SO 263)3
IB 105International Business Environment3
IB 201Globalization and International Business3
PO 101Issues in Politics3
PO 131Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PO 205Public Policy and Administration3
PO 206Ethics and Public Leadership3
PO 211Introduction to International Relations3
PO 215Political Theory3
PO 216American Political Thought3
PO 219Women in Political Thought (WS219)3
PO 221Introduction to Latin America3
PO 227The Politics of Intimacy3
PO 231Elections and Political Parties (SL: Service Learning)3
PO 245International Political Economy3
PO 247Actors and Processes in U.S. Foreign Policy3
PS 101Introduction to Psychology3
PS 232The Concept of Personality and Its Development3
PS 261Social Psychology3
PS 262Psychology of Women (WS 262)3
PS 272Abnormal Psychology3
SO 101HHonors Introduction to Sociology3
SO 101Introduction to Sociology3
SO 201Sociological Theory3
SO 225Social Problems3
SO 241Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
SO 244Social Stratification3
SO 255Sociology of Families (WS 255)3
SO 260Social Control and Deviance3
SO 263Sociology of the Aged (GT 263)3
SO 264Social Welfare Institutions3
SO 266Population and Society3
SO 272Education and Society3
SO 280Illness and Disability3
WS 219Women in Political Thought (PO 219)3
WS 255Sociology of Families (SO 255)3
WS 262Psychology of Women (PS 262)3
WS 285Protest and Change (SO285)3


ED 260Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EN 208HHonors Greek Tragedy3
EN 208Greek Tragedy3
EN 210The Art of Poetry3
EN 212The Personal Essay3
EN 213The Nature Essay3
EN 215The Travel Essay3
EN 220The Short Story as a Genre3
EN 223Hippies, Punks and Rude Boys3
EN 235Literature by Women (WS 235)3
EN 240Survey of English Literature I3
EN 250HHonors Survey of English Literature II3
EN 250Survey of English Literature II3
EN 260Survey of American Literature I3
EN 265Survey of African-American Literature3
EN 270Survey of American Literature II3
EN 276Literature of the Global South I: Africa and South Asia3
EN 277Lit of the Global South II: The Americas3
EN 280The European Tradition in Literature I3
EN 281The European Tradition in Literature II3
HS 111The Rise of the West3
HS 112HHonors The West and The World3
HS 112The West in the World3
HS 122Modern World History3
HS 131U.S. History to 18773
HS 132U.S. History Since Reconstruction3
HS 208Twentieth-Century World History3
HS 209Twentieth-Century Europe3
HS 210HHonors Contemporary America3
HS 210Contemporary America3
HS 228Twentieth-Century Russia3
HS 230The Rise of Modern Science3
HS 231The World of Tudor/Stuart Britain3
HS 232The Rise and Fall of the British Empire3
HS 274History of India3
HS 275History of the Middle East3
IRST 101Introduction to Irish Studies3
IT 210Italy: a Journey Through Its Food, History and Culture (in Eng.)3
IT 212Florence and the Making of Modernity (in Eng.)3
LE 101Introduction to the American Legal System3
MSS 220Media, History and Memory3
PL 101HHonors Introduction to Philosophy3
PL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PL 202Logical Reasoning3
PL 220HHonors Ethics and Human Values3
PL 220Ethics and Human Values3
PL 236Philosophy of Language3
PL 238Philosophy of Technology and Social Transformation3
PL 240Philosophy of Sport (SPS 240)3
PL 250Philosophy of Art3
PL 265Living Religions of the World3
PL 266Diverse Global Philosophies3
PL 267Philosophy of Religion3
PL 332Ancient Philosophy3
PL 333Modern Philosophy3
PL 334Medieval Philosophy3
PL 335Contemporary Philosophy3
PL 338Paradoxes3
WS 101Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
WS 235Literature by Women (EN 235)3

Fine Arts

AR 101Introduction to Art3
AR 102Art History: Ancient Through Medieval3
AR 102HHonors Art History I3
AR 103HArt History: Renaissance Through Contemporary3
AR 103Art History: Renaissance Through Contemporary3
AR 104Survey of Non-Western Art3
AR 105American Art3
AR 140Basic Visual Design3
AR 158Photography I3
AR 175Special Topics in Art History3
AR 210The Creative Process3
AR 240Graphic Design3
AR 241Color Theory3
AR 242Cartooning3
AR 250Studio Art: Special Topic3
AR 251Studio Art: Drawing (AR303)3
AR 252Studio Art: Painting (AR304)3
AR 253Studio Art: Sculpture3
AR 254Studio Art: Printmaking3
AR 255Studio Art: Introduction to Darkroom Photography3
AR 257AP Studio Art Introduction to Studio Methods3
AR 258Photography II3
AR 262Studio Art: Watercolor3
AR 263Studio Art: Collage3
AR 280History of Modern Design3
AR 300Special Topics in Art History3
AR 303Studio Art: Advanced (AR251) Drawing3
AR 304Studio Art: Advanced (AR304) Painting3
AR 305Special Topics in Studio Art3
AR 317Art of the Italian Renaissance3
AR 325Women Artists (WS 315)3
AR 335Digital Photography3
AR 342Illustration3
AR 360Innovation in the Arts and Sciences(PL 360)3
AR 380Interactive Art (PL 380)3
DR 101Understanding Theater3
DR 140Stagecraft3
DR 150Performance Fundamentals3
DR 160Acting I3
DR 181Improvisational Acting3
DR 200Special Topics3
DR 210Hands On: An Introduction to Puppetry3
DR 220Voice and Movement3
DR 230Directing for the Theater3
DR 257Design for the Theater3
DR 260Acting for Film/TV3
DR 270World Theater History & Dramatic Literature I3
DR 275World Theater History & Dramatic Literature II3
DR 286Comparative Drama/ Play Analysis3
DR 290Acting for Classical Stage3
DR 300Special Topics3
DR 305Theater for Young Audiences (ED 362)3
DR 307Drafting & Rendering for Theater3
DR 310Laboratory in Theater and Community3
DR 320Advanced Voice and Movement3
DR 325Theater Seminar3
DR 330Advanced Directing3
DR 335Musical Theater Performance3
DR 340Scenic Design3
DR 341Lighting Design for the Theater3
DR 342Costume Design3
DR 345Dance for the Musical Theater3
DR 350Playwriting3
DR 360Advanced Acting3
DR 375History and Dramatic Literature of the Contemporary Theater3
DR 380Theater Administration3
FTM 102Understanding Film3
IT 211Italian Cinema (in Eng.)3
MU 110Private Music Lessons1
MU 130HHonors Understanding Music3
MU 130Understanding Music3
MU 150American Popular Music: From the Blues to Hip Hop3
MU 190Quinnipiac University Singers1
MU 191Hamden Symphony Orchestra at Quinnipiac1
MU 194Jazz Ensemble1
MU 200Special Topics3
MU 210History of Musical Drama: from Opera to Broadway3
MU 211History of Jazz3
MU 213Music of the 20th Century3
MU 230Music Theory I3
MU 250Music and Disabilities3

Policy for Students Who Fail FYS 101

Freshmen entering the University in the fall semester who withdraw from or fail to receive a passing grade for FYS 101 during that semester are given one chance to repeat the course during the first spring semester that they are enrolled at Quinnipiac. If they fail to complete the course successfully on a second attempt, they may not take FYS 101 again. They may not withdraw from the course on the second attempt. The failing student receives no credit for FYS 101, the failing grade (F) remains and he/she must substitute 3 credits from any other UC-designated course to count toward required general education credits.

FYS 101 Policy for Transfer Students

A student who transfers to Quinnipiac with less than sophomore standing (fewer than 27 credits) shall enroll in FYS 101 in his/her first semester at Quinnipiac. Students who transfer to Quinnipiac with 27 or more credits must substitute any UC-designated course for FYS 101, to count toward the general education credits needed to graduate. They also will complete a series of self-guided online modules by the start of their second semester at Quinnipiac, designed to ensure students successfully complete their remaining general education requirements and prepare for the integrative capstone experience.