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26 Sep

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Business as usual at the Mount

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Blake Keenan, a senior Accounting major at the Mount, pictured with School of Business Chair Tracey Niemotko after learning that he’d received a $10,000 accounting scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Here at the Mount, we are seeing more and more students choosing a major from our School of Business. More than 15% of Mount students are currently pursuing a degree in business, but what’s all the hype about? Is it the availability of 5-year programs to receive both a bachelor’s and master’s in just 5 years? Is it dedicated faculty with specialized expertise and the ability to choose between Accounting and Business Management majors and concentrations in Marketing, Finance, or Sports Management? Is it the School of Business’ reputation in the field and student exposure to business leaders both inside and outside of the classroom? We asked senior Accounting major Blake Keenan why our students love the School of Business:

“When I was applying to schools, I didn’t realize that the Mount was well known for its business program, but being part of the program has made me realize that the school has a very solid reputation in the field. Our accredited program and the fact that it is a School of Business (and not just a division) makes employers want to hire out of the Mount’s business program. The school is constantly providing connections to the real world, which also helps us to network and connect with potential employers. Continue Reading

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26 Jan

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Mount School of Business students at the New York Stock Exchange.

More than two dozen Mount Saint Mary College students recently got an inside look at New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan.

Sponsored by the college’s School of Business, Student Business Association (SBA) and Career Center, the trip took students on a walking tour of Financial District sites in New York City, culminating with the Stock Exchange.

Peter Greco, a business student with a concentration in finance, was surprised to see fewer people on the floor than he expected. Greco’s tour guide explained that over the last decade, much of the business has moved online.

A highlight of the visit, Greco observed, was the ending bell. “Everyone was cheering,” he said. “It was like you’d see in the movies.”

Thomas Barnes, business student and SBA secretary, was pleased with the wealth of information he learned. “This was a great experience,” he said.

Kathleen O’Keefe, associate director of the Career Center, and Regina Eisenbacher, administrative assistant, organized the outing.

“This trip was truly amazing,” said O’Keefe. “Just watching the students on the Stock Exchange floor listening to the traders and asking questions was so incredibly rewarding.”

More than a dozen Mount School of Business students visited the New York Stock Exchange.

Learn more about the Mount’s business and Career Center programs on the web at www.msmc.edu.

Questions? Email admissions@msmc.edu or call 1-888-YES-MSMC (1-888-937-6762).