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LaPenta School of Business

LaPenta School of Business

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Iona College Celebrates Next Chapter with Opening of the LaPenta School of Business

Iona College Celebrates Next Chapter with Opening of the LaPenta School of Business

Building on its legacy and launching boldly into the future, Iona College has cut the ribbon on its new $38 million LaPenta School of Business.

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AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accredited

LaPenta School of Business Accredited by AACSB International We are committed to continuous improvement in serving the needs of our stakeholders through teaching excellence, scholarship, and service.

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Welcome to Iona's LaPenta School of Business

Open new doors with a state-of-the-art business education that employs personalized instruction, real-world experience, and theoretical knowledge, giving you a competitive edge in today’s job market.

All students in the Iona College community have access to:

A warm and welcoming environment

Iona’s campus is a friendly place, with lots of ways to meet people, make friends, and learn together. Two female students listen to a presentation with additional students in background

Outstanding academic programs

High-quality academic programs are offered in all aspects of business. Students develop broad knowledge and capabilities in general business concepts, and also develop a deep understanding of the area they choose as their major. Additionally, students have many opportunities to improve their career readiness and leverage out-of-class experiences to prepare themselves thoroughly for the next stage of their lives.

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Small class sizes and personal attention

A 15:1 student-faculty ratio means that you will get to know your faculty well, and you won’t get lost in a crowd. Three students at a table

Proximity to New York City

Being only 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan provides ample opportunities for world-class internships and access to jobs. Two students, one male and one female, overlook Times Square in NYC

Opportunities to study abroad

Learn how to move the world by immersing in new cultures through one-week or semester-long programs in places such as England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and more. Four students in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome

A Network of 45,000+ Alumni

Gaels are loyal! Our alumni are always eager to help the next generation of Iona graduates gain a competitive edge or find success in the world. Iona Gaels are innovators and leaders in many fields. Students interact with alumnus James P. Hynes at the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Graduate Business Programs

Iona's graduate business programs include:
  • Iona MBA
  • MS Programs
  • Graduate Certificates
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Iona College's LaPenta School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) -- a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

Student Success

As an undergraduate majoring in marketing at Iona’s School of Business, Alana Irwin decided to fast track her career by entering the Fast Track MBA program. In just five years, she had the knowledge and skills in human resource management to hit the ground running.

Alana Irwin ’07, ’09MBA

Recruiter, JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, N.Y.

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