Why Study Leadership?

    For many, studying leadership is about learning what it takes to be an effective manager. You’ll learn that in our Leadership concentration, and you’ll also explore the responsibilities corporations and managers have—to their employees, customers, communities, and the environment.

    Why Study Leadership at MMC?

    Our Leadership concentration is designed for students who want to combine their interest in doing good with business savvy. At MMC, we believe in developing the social leaders of the future. The Leadership concentration illustrates this mission with courses that will equip you with a depth of knowledge in social responsibility, global citizenship, ethics, and law to prepare you for a leadership role. Taking advantage of the abundant business opportunities in our Manhattan location, our students gain hands-on experience with prestigious internships at Madison Square Garden, Macy’s, and more. You’ll prepare for a range of careers from management and human resources positions to starting your own venture.

    What You Will Learn

    • You’ll learn foundational principles and skills across business disciplines, including courses in: Accounting, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Information Technology.
    • As a student in the Leadership concentration, you’ll graduate with: critical thinking skills, problem-solving creativity, cultural competency, and the vision to lead and implement change.
    • You’ll explore the intersection of business with society, including courses in: Leadership, Business and Society, Business Law, Advertising and Society, and Management


    Department of Business
    Carson Hall 517

    Division Chair
    Dr. Vandana Rao
    (212) 517-0635

    Program Highlights

    Austin Sora '14 at Complexions

    Gain hands-on experience in the industries of your dreams. Our Business majors have interned at Madison Square Garden, The Hague (Netherlands), Macy’s, Christie’s Auction House, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more renowned institutions NYC and abroad.

    Student Anna Antinozzi, a dance major and business minor, traveled abroad to France where she exp...

    Business is international. So why shouldn’t your education be? Learn firsthand how a global supply chain can affect another part of the globe. Faculty-led travel courses are short-term study abroad opportunities. Students in our Global Fashion Business course have visited London and Paris, two of the world’s fashion capitals.

    MMC students study on the Lowerre Family Terrace

    Bring your classroom experience to life and find friends who share your interests in our many business-related student organizations, including:

    • Fashion Marketing Student Association (FMSA)
    • Marymount Business Association (MBA)
    • Spoon University
    • MMC Investment Club


    • Jennifer Acevedo '2019 

      My experience of evaluating the financial and socio-economic impact of the beneficiary families has given me a real understanding of the practical applications of health policy on communities as well as its impact on the economy of Vietnam.

      Jennifer Acevedo ’2019

      Class of 2019, Major: Business with concentration in Leadership, Minor: Psychology 

      Meet Jennifer
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    Career Outcomes

    Our Business major program gives you real-world experience in the industries that power NYC —arts, media, nonprofits, fashion, finance, and more. You’ll be ready to hit the ground running after you graduate. Below are just a few of the roles and places alumni of this program have landed.

    job titles

    • Legal Associate
    • Marketing Manager
    • Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Director of Development and Recruiting
    • Event Manager
    • Senior Business Immigration Analyst


    • The Starter Group
    • The Hague, Netherlands
    • Visit Orlando (Tourism and Trade Organization)
    • Empire Medical PLC
    • Sopra Steria IT Firm, Oslo, Norway
    • Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
    • Fragoman

    Bring It to the Runway

    The Department of Business and the Fashion Marketing Student Association host an annual fashion show. The 2019 show was produced alongside the Asian Students Association and it celebrated and honored the wide range of cultures in our campus community.

    Read more about the annual fashion show

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