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Why Business?

Gain a broad foundation of knowledge about the world of business with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Learn about exciting careers and opportunities to specialize your education to best fit your interests and goals.

Why Study Business at Iona?

The LaPenta School of Business offers a BBA degree in eight major areas of study. You can build skills across a range of complementary and cross disciplinary areas of business.

We pair rigorous academics with small class sizes that engage our students in a highly personalized education – and we do this in a state-of-the-art learning facility.

Our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a distinction awarded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide – ensures our students receive high quality programming from a distinctive faculty.

Learn and study the foundational areas of business and build your skills for success in small classes. Our location affords students the opportunity to learn and work in one of the economic centers of the world: New York City.

What You'll Learn

As a student pursuing a BBA, you'll receive the benefits of a liberal arts education while simultaneously completing our challenging business core curriculum. We'll introduce you to accounting, finance information systems, marketing, management, and more. Then you'll be able to choose from eight majors so you can focus on what will best prepare you for your future. We’ll tie it all together with capstone courses in business strategy and policy, and the role of business in society.

We offer BBA degrees with the following majors:

Accounting*: Build career skills in financial and managerial accounting and taxation. You’ll learn to analyze information and make effective business leadership decisions.

Business Administration: You'll deal with managerial and decision-making concerns from a broad perspective in this interdisciplinary major.

Entrepreneurship: Develop and apply an entrepreneurial mindset to solve daily business challenges and prepare for a range of careers in an increasingly dynamic and unpredictable economy.

Finance*: Prepare for a wide range of careers as you learn the foundations of data collection, analysis, financial management, securities trading and portfolio management.

Information Systems*: Develop the skillset you'll need to analyze, design, and evaluate an organization's information and technology resources.

International Business*: Gain a strong foundation in economics, finance, management and marketing, all in a global context.

Management*: Understand how to lead organizations and people by combining organizational theory and experiential learning opportunities.

Marketing*: Learn the tools and strategies to build and maintain profitable customer relationships.

*indicates a minor is available

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Program Highlights

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Many BBA students incorporate internships or field experience into their education. With New York City at your fingertips, you'll broaden your exposure and hone your skills in some of the best practical opportunities in the world.

LaPenta/Lynch Trading Floor

Use 27 computer workstations, including 16 Bloomberg terminals, to explore and analyze data from financial and other markets. You'll have ample time to work on your own projects and to develop recommendations for our student-managed investment funds.

Maimouna Mbacke

Talk to your professors and faculty. Get to know them and tell them about your passions and interests – they are here to help you succeed.

Maimouna Mbacke ’20, Marketing Major and Entrepreneurship Minor

Careers and Outcomes

The possibilities are endless with a BBA. You'll choose a major that best aligns with your career goals. These are just a few of the many roles and organizations our business graduates pursue.

Job Titles

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Securities Analyst
  • Sales/Account Manager
  • Systems Analyst


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The new $38 million LaPenta School of Business includes 68,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, including a simulated trading floor with 27 desktop computers, 16 Bloomberg Terminals and a live, wrap-around stock ticker.

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