The School of Business shares with the rest of Manhattan College a commitment to the development and growth of each student. Inspired by Lasallian tradition, the mission of the School of Business is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for the challenges that they will face as business and community leaders. The faculty of the school, as teachers, scholars and mentors, foster the development of the whole person by integrating a values-based education with current business theory, skills and practices.
In September 1926, a two-year program of courses in business was offered to qualified students who had completed two years in arts and sciences. The success of this program prompted the establishment of business in the spring of 1927. Degrees of Bachelor of Science in Business were awarded to the first graduates of the program in June 1928. During the next two years the program of professional subjects was again revised and extended to a four year curriculum of business and cultural courses. The first class to complete this curriculum conducted totally within business was graduated in 1932. In 1933 the degree designation was changed to Bachelor of Business Administration. In 1970, as a result of an extensive curriculum revision which emphasizes a balance of humanities, mathematics, science, social sciences, and professional business courses, the degree was changed to the Bachelor of Science (Business Administration). At the same time, the baccalaureate degree program in the evening session was merged into business.
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business programs globally.