“Iona has a good reputation in the Tri-state area,” students tell us when explaining why they chose the MBA program at Iona’s Hagan School of Business. Convenience is another major factor: “The proximity to Stamford, New York City, and its location in Westchester County…makes it ideal for job searches,” one student writes. Familiarity with the program is a third contributing factor; many of the students in our survey attended Iona as undergraduates and “had a great experience.” For them, the only question is why they wouldn’t continue at Iona for their graduate degrees.Hagan’s relatively small MBA programs offer a surprising number of options to students, most of whom attend part time while working at full-time jobs. A fast-track MBA hustles students through the program in as little as 13 months. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting, online, or in a hybrid format that mixes on-campus and online study. Concentrations in financial management, information systems, general management, human resources management, marketing, public and general accounting, public accounting, and healthcare management are all available. Students speak especially highly of the HR program; many note approvingly of the entire MBA program’s international focus, and several appreciate the “Christian influence” at this Christian Brothers-affiliated school.Most of all, students love Hagan’s faculty, which they describe as “outstanding.” The faculty includes “some seasoned professionals with previous illustrious business careers” and teachers who “have owned companies or currently own companies, [and] who have provided a wealth of knowledge for future perspective entrepreneurs.” Professors “are always available to help the students,” “genuinely care about educating their students, and go the extra mile to help. They are accommodating, fair, and highly knowledgeable in their fields.” The “excellent” administration “will reach out to you” as well. Campus resources, including the library and “up-to-date” technology, also earn accolades.
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