March 1, 2017

Adelphi Prepares to Launch a Manhattan-Based M.B.A. With a Global Focus

by Bonnie Eissner

Students from around the world will soon have another reason to study at Adelphi University. Adelphi is preparing to launch an innovative Manhattan-based M.B.A. program with a global focus. Students will gain an international perspective on business in this highly personalized, hands-on M.B.A. that will use the city as its classroom. With this new program, Adelphi will leverage its New York connections to create life-changing experiences for students from all backgrounds.

“New York is where the action is,” said Rajib Sanyal, Ph.D., dean of Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. “Our students will be studying in a real-world, vibrant laboratory.”

The program, which will be based at Adelphi’s Manhattan Center, will help students take advantage of their prime location through field work, office visits, internships, lectures and social events. Adelphi will draw on its extensive network of alumni and partners to create connections for students. The program is both “in and of the city,” said Shawn O’Riley, Ed.D., dean of Adelphi’s University College.

Adelphi is intent on creating a vibrant living-learning community for students from around the world and plans to offer students convenient, affordable housing options in New York City. Students also will progress through the program in cohorts—or small groups—so that they will have a built-in community of colleagues.

Courses in the program will have a global focus, meaning that students will study international cases and issues in all aspects of business—from marketing to management to finance. Faculty from Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, many of whom have international teaching and research experience, have been involved in designing the program and will be teaching in it. “We have a strong and diverse faculty who bring an international perspective that is consistent with the goals of the program,” Dr. Sanyal said.

Adelphi has created the program with international students in mind. Students who may need additional time to adapt to the new language and culture will have the opportunity to be part of Adelphi International (AUI), a specialized pathway program that offers language courses and support for students from around the world.

A compressed schedule makes the program especially convenient for graduate students, who will be able to complete the curriculum in just a year and a half.

Adelphi’s Manhattan Center, where the program will be based, is located in the SoHo neighborhood—within easy access of the city’s centers of finance, technology, media, fashion and the arts.

Dr. Sanyal points out that the combination of the unbeatable location and Adelphi’s high-touch, personalized approach will make this program truly stand apart. He sees it as Adelphi’s beckoning call. “Come here, live here, study here and succeed,” he said.


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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves almost 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online. 

More than 116,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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