2019-2020 Catalog


MMC’s Business program, in the heart of New York City, offers a rigorous course of study that teaches the skills needed in both business and the liberal arts. The mission of the Business program is consistent with the College’s mission: To educate a socially and economically diverse student population by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth. We accomplish this by giving each student the necessary skills to build successful careers in business, government and non-profit institutions. We provide each student with a strong academic base for continuing education, including professional development, graduate study, and lifelong learning.

The Business program offers six majors including: B.A. in Business, B.S. in Entrepreneurship, B.S. in Finance, B.S. in International Business, B.S. in Marketing, and B.S. in Management. The difference between the Bachelor of Science degrees and the Bachelor of Arts in Business is one of emphasis. While both the B.A. and the B.S. give you the fundamental skills to pursue a business career, the B.A. program serves students who wish to master the fundamentals of business while they explore the liberal arts and develop a multidisciplinary perspective. This program allows for an individualized approach in crafting a career path or planning for graduate studies. The B.S. is designed for students who seek a traditional business program in one of the five specific fields with technical and quantitative courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business curriculum includes 39 credits in Business courses, 42 credits in Liberal Arts, and 39 credits in electives. The core curriculum includes one course in accounting with the remainder of courses in management, marketing, organizational behavior, information technology and a capstone course. Concentrations in this program include Advertising and Promotion, Economics, Social Entrepreneurship, Fashion Marketing, Leadership, and Media and Arts Management. These concentrations offer an opportunity for interdisciplinary study where students can take courses in Business and Liberal Arts departments including philosophy, communication and media arts, sociology, political science, international studies, art, dance, or theatre.

Students in the Bachelor of Science curriculum complete 54 credits in Business Management, 42 credits in Liberal Arts, and 24 credits in electives. The core business curriculum includes management, marketing, economics, accounting, statistics, finance, organizational behavior, information technology, business law, and a capstone course. In addition to the business core curriculum, students specialize in one of the five areas: Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing or Management.

All the Business programs emphasize fundamental intellectual skills: reading critically, thinking analytically, and writing clearly. Feedback from business professionals and alumni stress the importance of communicating clearly, delivering effective presentations, and working well in teams.

The Business faculty has strong credentials in their respective disciplines as well as extensive industry experience. In addition to their dedication to teaching excellence, our faculty contribute to professional associations, pursue research, present conference papers, publish books and articles, and consult for businesses and non-profit organizations.

At MMC, courses in business are only one part of a comprehensive education. Our active internship program, coupled with our location in the nation’s corporate and financial capital, provides each business student the chance to explore the many resources of New York City. Students majoring in Business can expect to work in banking, advertising, management, marketing, personnel, retailing, communications, entertainment, fashion and many other fields.

The Business faculty and the Office of Career Development and Internships work closely with each student to develop a resume and to secure an internship, while mentoring the student throughout the semester. Even students who work fulltime may develop internships for credit on the job. For instance, students have interned and found jobs at:

Ann Talyor Inc.

Artemis Records

Bank of America

Bloomberg Business News

Carolina Herrera




Conde Nast



Dolce & Gabbana

Dream Works

Elizabeth& James

Financial News Network


Jujamcyn Theatres

Halcyon Asset Management

Harper’s Bazaar


Goldman Sachs


J.P. Morgan Chase

NBC Universal


Merrill Lynch

Marc Jacobs International

Michael Kors

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

Sony Corporation

The Lyric Theatre

The Rachael Ray Show

The Row

The Dr. Oz Show

Time Warner

Ernst and Young




The White House

Additional Learning Opportunities

In addition to the courses and internships, students can meet degree requirements in Business through other methods of study: Independent Study allows the experienced student with high academic standing to design an individual project with a faculty mentor; Directed Study enables faculty members to develop courses in an academic area of special interest to them and their students that are not included in the departmental course offerings; Study Abroad offers students opportunities to study at colleges and universities in other parts of the world; Prior Learning Assessment allows students to gain credit for learning acquired through their professional, non-college experience.


Division: Business
Division Office: Carson Hall 517
Phone: 212-517-0631
Division Chair: Vandana Rao, Ph.D.
Division Assistant: Carmen Jackman Torres

Department Faculty:

Vandana Rao

Professor of Business Management

Chair, Division of Business

B.A., Bombay University, India

M.A. & Ph.D., SUNY, Stony Brook

Carson Hall 517 A

Phone: 212-517-0635


Vinod Changarath

Assistant Professor of Finance

B.Tech., University of Calicut, India

M.M.S., Mumbai University, India

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Carson Hall 512

Phone: 212-517-0639


Lennay Chapman

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.S., Fashion Institute of Technology, NY

M.B.A., Zicklin School of Business, CUNY.

Carson Hall 

Phone: TBA


Emily Goldsmith

Assistant Professor of Business

B.A., University of Florida, Gainsville

B.S., University of Florida, Gainsville

M.S., University of Florida

Ph.D. Zicklin School of Business, CUNY.

Carson Hall 514

Phone: 212-517-0633


Pielah Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing

B.F.A., The School of Art Institute of Chicago

M.P.S., Fashion Institute of Technology

Ph.D.,The Ohio State University

Carson Hall 517 B

Phone: 212-517-0636


Lorraine Martinez-Novoa

Assistant Professor of Business

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, PR

M.B.A., University of Puerto Rico, PR

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Carson Hall 514

Phone: 212-517-0621


Andrea Tsentides

Associate Professor of Accounting

B.A., Wesleyan University

M.B.A., Baruch College


Carson Hall 512

Phone: 212-517-0548


Leslie Levin

Professor Emerita of Business Management

B.A., Goucher College

M.B.A., Columbia University

Ph.D., Brown University


Business Courses (BUS)

Information Technology Courses (IT)