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SUNY at New Paltz


SUNY New Paltz School of Business: Liberal Arts Excellence in Business


In the finest of liberal arts traditions, the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz nurtures critical thinkers and well-rounded professionals prepared for excellence in careers and in life.

Commitment to accessible education has resulted in consistent “Best Value” rankings in both The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Nestled in a vibrant small town in the Hudson River Valley, students are immersed in life at a state-of-the-art campus with all the opportunities of New York City (about two hours away by car).

Business Programs

The School of Business at SUNY New Paltz is among less than 5% of the world’s business programs to earn accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The school is committed to a teaching and learning community that allows considerable interaction between faculty, students, and staff. Individualized advising complements a challenging curriculum, and is enhanced by a dynamic array of events, workshops, professional development opportunities, and student organizations.

Undergraduate business programs include accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, and a general business degree. Students can pursue double majors and minors to create student-driven specializations in multiple business fields.

The MBA program is designed to educate a new generation of leaders who possess the knowledge and skills needed to effectively address 21st century business world demands. Students can pursue either a general MBA or an MBA in Public Accountancy.

The 4+1 program allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in five years.

Student Involvement

SUNY New Paltz offers students over 800 leadership opportunities and involvement in over 200 student clubs and organizations. School of Business Dean, Dr. Kristin Backhaus added, “We [also] have assistantships for students to work part-time with faculty members, adding to the collaborative environment. Further, student advisory boards work directly with me to make our program the best it can be.”

International Connections

Existing connections with PUC Rio and the International Business School in São Paulo link SUNY New Paltz with emerging business professionals in South America. Dr. Backhaus explained, “We are eager to build partnerships that will expand student exchange in Latin America.”

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