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Business Profile

From economics to accounting, management to marketing, the Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in concentrations that are in demand in the workplace. 

Highly qualified faculty members with considerable experience in their fields, both as scholars and as entrepreneurs, not only provide students with a quality education but also offer assistance and support toward meeting academic and professional goals.

The Leon Hess Business School is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction only 5% of programs internationally can boast, and it has been recognized by The Princeton Review as a Best Business School for 10 consecutive years. Value-added programs in which students are immersed in a learning process that robustly sharpens strategic and analytical skills may be leveraged successfully into key management roles after graduation. Students will be prepared to take charge, advance in their organizations, and become confident decision makers.

Bachelor’s degrees in business administration from the Leon Hess Business School are awarded with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management and decision sciences, marketing, and real estate. Qualified students have the option of enrolling in a five-year program in which they earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration.

According to Dean of the Leon Hess Business School Donald Moliver, “Our faculty teaching does not start and stop at the classroom door—it continues into the hallways, faculty offices, dining halls, and even into the parking lots. Close personal interaction with the faculty is a hallmark of the education at Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School.”

In addition to this emphasis on teaching, most of the faculty have also established themselves as important scholars in their respective fields. Their work has been published in a number of major journals, in the proceedings of national and international conferences, and in books and other outlets.

Students are also exposed throughout the year to a variety of “real-world” experts at on-campus events. Notable among these are the Fall Finance Symposium, the H.R. Young Lecture Series, the Accounting Club Speakers Series, and the Finance Club Speakers Series. Additionally, all undergraduate and graduate students participate in the Leon Hess Business School’s mentoring program, where students can access one-on-one contact with local business leaders in order to grow personally and professionally and identify potential employment opportunities.

Through opportunities with the Kislak Real Estate Institute and the Monmouth University Center for Entrepreneurship, students are able to gain valuable real-world experiences and knowledge. Students who participate in the entrepreneurship program work with an established community of business partners. This center allows prospective entrepreneurs to engage and develop their ideas with organizations in the private sector.

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Master of Business
Administration (M.B.A.)

The M.B.A. program includes core and advanced courses in the disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and business law. There is a general M.B.A. (with an accelerated one-year choice available to qualified students), and optional concentrations are offered in finance, accounting, marketing, management, and real estate. 

Class sizes are small, and most courses are offered in the evening, with some weekend and even hybrid offerings that are partially online and partially classroom based. M.B.A.
students will find the program emphasizes international, ethical, and technological perspectives and viewpoints within a broad student-centered framework. Scholarships, including merit-based and Hess Scholarships, are available to qualified students. Find out more about the M.B.A. program at

Degree Programs
• Business Administration: Concentrations in Accounting, Economics,
Economics and Finance, Finance, International Business, Management and Decision Sciences, Marketing, Marketing/Management and Decision Sciences, or Real Estate
• Certificate in Real Estate*

• Master of Business Administration: Concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Real Estate, Marketing, and Management
• Accelerated M.B.A.: Available to qualified students
• Graduate Certificate in Accounting*
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