Marymount Manhattan

Department of Business

Beyond MMC

Accounting and Business Alumni have been accepted to graduate programs in Columbia University, NYU, Pace University, Long Island University, SUNY and CUNY in Business and Economics.  In recent years, our students have also been accepted at University College London (England) for Environmental Studies and Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington to study Law.

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Notes from the Field

  • Sharmin Kazi

    Class of 2013
    Major: Accounting
    Minor: Philosophy
    Employer: utiliVisor (since July 2013)

    “I entered Marymount as a Freshman in 2009 intending to pursue a major in Philosophy but I was still unsure as to what I wanted as a career. By the end of my first year, I had taken a few business classes and realized that I needed to pursue a major which would give me the skills necessary to obtain a competitive edge in a work environment that seems to increasingly place emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills. After consulting with various professors in the Business division, I decided to major in Accounting and keep a minor in Philosophy – thus balancing my need for exposure to the traditional liberal arts curriculum along with a more focused approach on developing solid technical skills. The faculty in both the Business and the Philosophy department were excellent in terms of creatively integrating the two areas by offering blended courses such as Business Ethics and providing guidance throughout my four years at Marymount.

    I am currently preparing for the Certified Public Accounting exam while working full-time as an Energy Analyst at utiliVisor. As an Energy Analyst, I work alongside other analysts and engineers to analyze our clients’ energy consumption patterns and provide personalized advice on increasing their energy efficiency in a profitable manner. I found the work challenging at first because since I had never been exposed to anything pertaining to energy engineering but I’ve realized that the key is to focus on applying the same general analytical skills I learned as an Accounting major. The internships I held at Marymount also helped my tremendously in preparing me for my first full-time job. During my time at Marymount, I volunteered with VITA, interned for a CPA firm, and worked part-time as a Bookkeeping/Clerical Assistant at a museum. Each of these experiences helped me develop professionally and paved the way to my first job. The faculty in the Business department as well as the Career Services office provided the means to access these various opportunities. The College’s small size is truly an asset because it allows each student to interact with the faculty and staff and this is the aspect I appreciated most about Marymount.

    For anyone considering attending Marymount, I would highly recommend choosing a Business or Accounting major. Although these are not the most widely known programs in Marymount, the faculty members in the Business division are excellent and the courses are challenging. The small class sizes, the faculty expertise and the myriad opportunities that the Business department has to offer is invaluable for any student looking to expand their skill set and pursue a rewarding career.”


  • Ethan Gwirtz

    “I graduated in 2009 with a BS in Business Management, concentration in Finance and Investments.  I had a great experience with the program.  The teachers were great and I liked that they all had real experience working jobs that gave them the tools they needed to teach the subject matter.  The library was one of my greatest assets and I would recommend that everyone spend at least a few hours each day hitting the books in there.

    Most of all, I enjoyed the smaller classrooms where you have a voice and aren’t a number in a huge auditorium.  Also, having NYC as my campus was fantastic, as many classes and relationships afforded me opportunities to see part of the city, including parks, museums, and even trading floors on the NYSE, Morgan Stanley, and an assortment of other Wall Street offices.  

    I was part of the business club, serving as both Treasurer and VP.  I also had an internship at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services during college.  I was inducted as a member of Sigma Beta Delta, Curian, and Alpha Chi honor societies on the basis of my GPA.

    Presently, I work at CertusBank as a Mortgage Loan Officer.  I love helping people save money or get cash out when refinancing. It is also rewarding when helping people finance a new house, whether they are first time buyers, are involved in an upgrade/downgrade, or are interested in an investment opportunity.

    I have gained extremely important business skills such as sales experience, and customer service; and also financial skills regarding cash flow analysis, break-even point analysis, affordability and qualification ratios.  I have developed a good feel for the treasury and bond markets as well as the national housing market in order to help guide my clients. 

    My advice to any student:  work hard and graduate with a fantastic GPA!  Also try to get a job or internship in which you deal with businessmen and clients.  These will help prepare you for the business world and will help you potentially stand out to future employers. Also, make sure that you take advantage of the city, especially if you aren’t originally from there.  There are many great places to explore, and plenty of activities that are free or inexpensive.  Whether you stay or move away, you will have memories that very few people in this world will experience.  Work hard, play hard!”


  • Brandon Waters

    Class of 2011
    BS Business Management, Marketing focus

    “I transitioned to the business department in the Spring of ’08 after one semester as an Acting major. There’s no better city to be in for business majors. The people I was able to surround myself with, the internships I was able to attain, and the accessibility were all invaluable.”

    “MMC takes “NYC as your campus” seriously, and I always felt supported in learning outside of the 71st street campus. In addition to the great full-time staff, I regularly took courses with adjunct professors who are actively working in their respective fields. My classes were small - which made for a tight knit and dedicated group of classmates and friends. Each semester further laid the groundwork for starting my career; I always felt I had an advantage over business graduates coming from other areas.”

    “I currently work at a digital advertising agency as a client liaison and producer. I still stay in touch with my professors and classmates today, and we are continuing to help one another.”