New School of Business and Global Innovation Announced

Published on Fri, May 09, 2014

President Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., has announced the creation of a new School of Business and Global Innovation. "The unique model of our business program, which includes a focus on entrepreneurial collaborations, successful post graduate outcomes and turning ideas into viable businesses, has evolved to the logical next step of becoming a school of business," said Sister Anne.

The School of Business and Global Innovation will provide a home within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for undergraduate and graduate business majors. The core curriculum in the program's nine undergraduate majors, including international business, business information technology, finance, and aviation management, will not change. However, the school plans to build upon the successful model of promoting collaborative entrepreneurial opportunities for students and seek new opportunities within existing programs.

Changes in the graduate business programs are expected as well. In addition to the current graduate business degree offerings, which include Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS-MIS) and Master of Science in Financial Information Systems (MS-FIS), the University will expand its Ph.D. in Human Development by offering a new track in Organizational Leadership. Marywood will also offer a hybrid MBA program, which will be presented online but structured so that students can interact with their professors and fellow students in a live online format.

Art Comstock, Ph.D., executive director of the new school, said, "While establishing the School of Business is a significant milestone for the University, the overall goal is to offer relevant, mission-driven, entrepreneurial programs in an environment that provides superb hands-on learning experiences for our students."