Transformational Learning in the Heart of NYC
There is a novel approach to business education taking place at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Situated in the heart of New York City, steps from Fortune 100 companies, the Federal Reserve, and the New York Stock Exchange, Lubin is cultivating true experience-based education. The university also offers a suburban campus in nearby Westchester County.
Beyond capitalizing on current opportunities, Lubin ensures graduates are well-positioned for future trends and demands in the marketplace. Lubin Dean Neil S. Braun serves on the Business Practices Council of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This council connects business school deans with the heads of hiring at major companies such as Coca Cola and General Motors. Lubin has designed its academic programs around the emerging needs of employers garnered from business executives.
An opportunistic location and experience-based learning drives Lubin’s exemplary internship program, one of the largest in the country. Leveraging its proximity to New York’s major marketing and advertising agencies, the school offers the first cobranded master’s program with leading media agency, Media Storm, an MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing. Other specialty concentrations include Arts and Entertainment Management, Fashion Marketing, Sports Marketing, Customer Intelligence and Analytics, Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Lubin’s academic goals stretch the traditional focus around critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and ethics to include technical skills and effectiveness learning goals. “Because most entry level jobs have business analytics work being done by spreadsheet, our majors increasingly include Excel certification. Also, we’re the first business school to incorporate Bloomberg business terminal training into the Finance curriculum,” explained Dean Braun.
Integrating selfawareness, interpersonal relationships, and organizational effectiveness skills make the Lubineducated student a valuable asset to any company. Perhaps this is why the school maintains its AACSB accreditation and exceptional placement rate. Lubin is one of less than 2% of business schools worldwide accredited for both business and accounting.
In fact, Lubin was founded as a school of accountancy and still maintains a remarkable reputation in that discipline. Recently, Lubin became the first university in the US to partner with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Starting this fall, students will be able to complete coursework that will qualify them for specific exemptions from ACCA’s 14 exams; the exemptions will initially include four for graduate courses and five for undergraduate courses. A student who successfully graduates from Pace’s program will automatically receive exemptions for those specific exams and be able to use them towards the completion of the ACCA qualification.
With over 4,000 students, Lubin also attracts almost 1,000 international students from over 80 countries. Pace University has a longstanding relationship with Brazil, in particular. International relations were first established in 1962 with the Governor of Guanabara, Brazil, Carlos Lacerda, and have since been solidified through the inauguration of a school in Rio de Janeiro, Escola Pace, named after the university.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Claudia G. Green has coordinated and led International Management Field Studies courses to study sustainability, leadership, and preparations for the World Cup 2014 and Olympics 2016. Over 550 Lubin students have had the opportunity to study and work on various community-based research projects. Her efforts have resulted in collaborative relationships with Brazilian universities, companies, nonprofits, and governmental organizations.
With global, experienced-based learning opportunities, Lubin offers a transformational experience and provides one of the highest returns on college investment for undergraduate and graduate students, as confirmed by PayScale, which ranked Lubin’s graduate programs in the top 7% for “Best Graduate Schools” and Lubin’s undergraduate programs in the top 11% for “Best Schools for Business Majors.”
Student Stories: Joanna Franco, International Management
“As a Brazilian-American entrepreneur, I couldn’t have imagined being immersed in a better environment for my bachelor’s studies than the Lubin School of Business in Manhattan. I have not only left with a degree in International Management, I have also built relationships with the highest achieving leaders in business. I was smitten when I first saw the flags in the university’s hallways; Lubin’s culture breathes diversity, making it an incubator for innovative and global thinking. If you are a Brazilian wanting to establish yourself as a global businessperson, there is no better place to start than here at Lubin.”