LaPenta School of Business

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Want to see Iona’s New Rochelle campus for yourself? Come explore one of New York’s leading business schools and discover all that the LaPenta School of Business has in store for you.

Located just 20 miles from the heart of New York City, our New Rochelle campus provides a peaceful suburban campus experience and convenient access to a global business hub, where you can take on new professional challenges and make meaningful connections that can transform your life.

We Mean Business

The LaPenta School of Business at Iona University opens doors to your success, spurring your development into a highly skilled, global-minded entrepreneurial business leader with a strong ethical and social commitment.

Here, you transform yourself as you acquire in-demand skills, explore your intellectual curiosities and forge lasting connections with faculty and peers.

Through our undergraduate degrees, master’s programs and advanced certificates, you receive an immersive education that includes hands-on learning and empowers you to craft innovative solutions to real-world problems. With your academic growth and professional development, you graduate equipped with the skills, knowledge and training needed to excel in the business world. 

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Located at the LaPenta School of Business, our Dean’s Office welcomes all students who want to visit and connect with our staff. 

Careers & Outcomes

LaPenta School of Business alumni include former CEO of Visa Al Kelly, CEO of Heineken USA Maggie Timoney and CFO of Steve Madden Zine Mazouzi, just to name a few.

We are proud that our graduates go on to work for highly prestigious organizations including Citi, Amazon, PepsiCo, Meta, KPMG and many others.

A collage of Firms LSB graduates have worked at.

Why Study at the Lapenta School of Business?

Earn Your Degree at an AACSB-Accredited Business School

Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — a highly acclaimed distinction awarded to just six percent of business schools worldwide! This distinguished accreditation demonstrates our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student success.

Located Close to NYC — An International Business Hub

Located 20 miles away, the LaPenta School of Business offers you easy access to New York City. Our New Rochelle campus is just a quick train ride away from an international center of business internships, connections and future career opportunities!

Iona students presenting at Morgan Stanley.

Receive Mentorship From Expert Faculty

Our impressive 15:1 student-faculty ratio means you receive personalized instruction and mentorship from Iona’s dedicated professors. As experts in their fields and passionate educators, our faculty members are eager to share their expertise and experience to help you grow personally and professionally. 

Dive Into Transformative Student Engagement Opportunities

We regularly host “C-Suite Talks” where students can hear from and interact with leadership from companies from various industries.  Past discussions have been with C-Suite executives from Visa, Heineken USA, Citrin Cooperman, Steve Madden and more. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take part in on-site visits to financial and other corporate institutions, such as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Bloomberg, Paramount, and Morgan Stanley, just to name a few!

Our Business Programs

We proudly offer a range of rigorous, highly focused business degrees — including eight bachelor’s degrees, a flexible MBA program that offers in-person and online formats and five advanced certificates — designed to specialize your business acumen, enhance your communication skills and instill a strong sense of ethical leadership.

Undergraduate Programs

Choose from 8 business-related majors to build a strong educational foundation and prepare yourself for a fulfilling career. Explore Iona’s undergraduate business degrees. 

Graduate Programs

Elevate your professional goals by pursuing your Master of Business Administration or earning an advanced certificate. See what Iona’s graduate business programs have to offer. 

LaPenta School of Business Departments

John DeMelis working with a student.

Accounting Department

Looking to enhance your skills in the field of accounting? Our Accounting Department offers comprehensive programs designed to equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to lead businesses in financial planning, strategizing and decision-making. Graduate with strong financial and managerial accounting skills and gain valuable competencies that help you make meaningful contributions to any organization.

Students walk down the hallway of LSB with the ticker in the background.

Finance, Business Economics and Legal Studies Department

LaPenta’s Finance, Business Economics and Legal Studies Department supports the growth of your competencies in corporate financial planning, investing and investment analysis, portfolio management, global finance and more. Equipped with these transferable skills and strong communication abilities, you venture into the financial industry, ready to make an impact. 

An information systems student works in a computer lab.

Business Analytics & Information Systems Department

The Department of Business Analytics & Information Systems offers programs that enable our students to navigate the intersection of technology and business, mastering business analytics, information systems and emerging technologies. Our curriculum focuses on the practical application of data analysis and decision modeling, providing our graduates with the requisite skills for professional success.

Two management students study in the LaPenta School of Business.

Management Department

The Management Department provides business management programs designed to build a solid foundation in core business principles like organizational behavior, as well as policy and strategy, while also refining your leadership skills. Through our business administration degrees and advanced certificate program, you acquire practical industry knowledge and a wide range of versatile skills to support your professional growth.

Marketing students work in the LSB atrium.

Marketing Department

Become adept in fostering meaningful relationships between customers and business by studying in LaPenta’s Marketing Department. With rigorous instruction in consumer behavior, international marketing, strategy and planning, and marketing communications, you fine-tune your skill set and transform your knowledge to open new career opportunities. 

See the LaPenta School of Business for Yourself

The recently constructed LaPenta School of Business building offers an inviting and state-of-the-art place to learn and grow. With its 21 classrooms, study areas, faculty offices and the impressive LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor, you have access to cutting-edge technology and a shared space to immerse yourself in interactive, experiential learning.

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LaPenta School of Business Atrium

LaPenta School of Business Classroom

LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor

LSB students walking in the atrium.
Students visiting the NY Fed.

Going to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as other trips to the city have provided me with a hands-on experience in the business world.

- Liam Fedigan ’24, finance major
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Graduate Referral Program

Be an ambassador for the LaPenta School of Business! By referring a prospective student to enroll in our graduate business programs, Iona students, alumni, faculty or staff have the opportunity to earn a $100 gift card.

Learn more about our referral program!

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission and Vision

The LaPenta School of Business provides students with a high-value business education through its accomplished and caring faculty, dedicated alumni and advantageous location in the New York City metropolitan area with its abundance of learning and career opportunities. We pride ourselves on developing highly skilled, global-minded entrepreneurial business leaders with a strong ethical and social commitment.

We deliver an enriching, personalized educational experience that helps each student unlock opportunities and make a difference.

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Core Values

Guided by our core values, the LaPenta School of Business strives to:

  • Serve our students and other stakeholders through outstanding teaching, research and experiential learning activities.
  • Expand access to business education by ensuring affordability, supporting student success and adopting innovative delivery methods.
  • Promote respect for others and their contributions in order to prepare students for success in a diverse and dynamic global business environment.
  • Encourage intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of new ideas and creative solutions to business problems to serve the needs of our stakeholders and society in general.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with alumni, industry and the community to improve business education and practice for the benefit of our students and the development of our communities.
  • Embrace transparency, accountability and compliance with professional standards to maintain a learning environment of mutual trust and support.