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Iona College Rockland Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 100% accepted out of 118 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.18
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 420
  • Average Years Work Experience: 2
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Applicants to the Hagan MBA program must submit the following materials: a completed Hagan School of Business application form, along with a $50 application fee; copies of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended; two letters of recommendation; and an official score report for the GMAT reflecting a score no mor...Applicants to the Hagan MBA program must submit the following materials: a completed Hagan School of Business application form, along with a $50 application fee; copies of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended; two letters of recommendation; and an official score report for the GMAT reflecting a score no more than five years old (the GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants with at least seven years of post-undergraduate professional experience). Interviews are optional. International applicants must submit all of the materials listed above, as well as an official score report for the TOEFL, WES, and a cash support affidavit. Transcripts in languages other than English must be translated and interpreted by an approved service. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and are valid for one full year from the day they are received by the school. Applicants may request an interview, which the school recommends but does not require.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 415
Percent International Students 2%
Total Full-Time Faculty 43
Full-Time Faculty 68%

Student Life

Iona’s campus “is beautifully maintained and manicured,” making it a welcome respite from the hectic and cluttered New York metropolitan area beyond its walls. Undergraduates will tell you it’s an “active campus” with plenty of “events, entertain­ment, guest speakers, and sporting events.” These events “are well-planned and publi­cized both on campus and via the web and emails,” one MBA explains. The result of all this extracurricular activity is a solid community that engenders plenty of school pride, and even the MBAs feel it, even though they are mostly too busy to participate. As one explains, “Life at school is all about the classroom. Students do not hang out around school. They show up to class, then go home.”Hagan attracts a lot of young professionals as well as a substantial number of Iona undergraduates, some of whom proceed directly from undergraduate work to the MBA program. Older students include those “returning to further develop skill sets (as a result of the economy)” who “work for a diversity of companies from small organizations to large ones like Morgan Stanley.” These older students sometimes complain that their younger classmates “do not care about education but [only] the title,” but even they con­cede that “there are a great number of smart, dedicated, and committed students [in the program] that make you want to be smarter.”

Career

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development handles counseling and placement serv­ices for all Iona students and alumni. Online job searches are facilitated by GAELlink, Iona’s proprietary job database. The school also holds a career and internship fair in the spring and welcomes on campus recruiters. Students tell us it’s not enough, wishing that the school did more in the way of “helping us network and bringing more recognized companies onto campus.” The situation is complicated by the fact that many students attend at the expense of their current employers, who presumably do not want the school to assist students in finding better opportunities elsewhere. Professors, who “aid in net­working,” are considered a more dependable source of career assistance. Students tell us that the school is also beginning to reach out to its considerable alumni network on behalf of MBAs, “which should help the graduating students entering the labor market.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

“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.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management. The Center for Sports and Entertainment Studies. The Center of Financial Studies.

  • Research Facilities:

    The Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management. The Center for Sports and Entertainment Studies. The Center of Financial Studies.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Iona College Hagan School of Business include:

Daniel T. Henry - EVP & CFO, American Express Company

Laurence Downes - Chairman,President and CEO,NJ Resource Corp & NJ Natural Gas Company

Ron DeFeo - Chairman,President and CEO, Terex Corp

Philip Maisano - Vice Chair & CIO, The Dreyfus Corporation.

Robert Greifeld - President, NASDAQ

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