Department of Economics and Business

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Economics and Business is to serve the Bronx and surrounding region by providing the highest quality education in business, economics and accounting, and also educating our students to become successful and socially responsible leaders in an academic environment that embraces diversity and fosters personal growth and development.

From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Economics and Business!

Professor Dene Hurley With over 1,400 undergraduate majors, this department is one of the largest at Lehman College. It encompasses studies in Economics, Accounting and Business, offering undergraduate degrees in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration. In addition, Master of Science degrees in Accounting and Business are offered with concentration options in finance and human resources management. Our courses prepare students for careers as economists, accountants, entrepreneurs, managers and administrators of private, public, and non-for-profit organizations.

We are very excited to announce that starting this Fall, we are offering a joint BA degree in Economics and Mathematics for students with strong mathematical skills who wish to pursue a business-related career.

For matriculating students, full time departmental academic advisors are available to guide them for successful completion of their degree programs. Students are also encouraged to visit the Career Services Center at Lehman College for internship and career opportunities. Our students continue to excel and in that regard, we are proud to announce that Erica Rosario (BBA – finance and international business concentration), Cynthia Vasquez (BBA – Marketing concentration), and Mathew Battencourt (BS in Accounting) received acceptance into the Summer 2014 Wall Street Exchange Program.

Most of our faculty have applied work experience in their fields of study, regularly publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, and present their findings at professional conferences. This presents many opportunities for students to participate in scholarly research with the faculty. As the department continues to grow and expand, we welcome two new full time faculty members who will be joining us this Fall – Eva Defrancisco, Associate Professor, who will be teaching Finance and Economic courses, and Shirley Bishop, Lecturer in Human Resource Management.

Dene Hurley

Last modified: Jul 9, 2014

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