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

  • 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!”


  • Kirstin Gwirtz

    “I graduated in 2010 with a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Finance & Investments, and a double major in Dance with a concentration in Dance & Media. 

    At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC as a Mortgage Disclosure Desk Team Leader. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area. 

    I really liked Marymount’s small class sizes and individual attention received from professors. Both professors and advisors took an interest in your education and wanted to make sure you succeeded while in school and after graduation. Marymount also gave me the opportunity to pursue a double major in business and dance which was a wonderful experience supported by both departments. I also enjoyed having NYC as a campus, where there are so many things to explore and do. 

    While attending Marymount I was involved in the Marymount Business Association (MBA) serving as President and Vice President. My involvement in MBA was a great opportunity to network with fellow students as well as business professionals. Two other organizations I was a member of were the Sigma Beta Delta and Alpha Chi honor societies. I also had the opportunity to do a summer internship combining my business and dance majors with a contemporary dance company, Jennifer Muller/The Works.

    
My advice to future students would be to work hard and enjoy their college experience at the same time. It is important to study hard and focus on your academics, but also be sure to take advantage of NYC and what it has to offer. There are so many things around the city that are free or relatively inexpensive. Additionally, many Broadway shows have student rushes or discounted tickets. One important experience I would recommend for all students is an internship. After graduation the experience you gained through an internship will help you when you are applying and interviewing for jobs.”


  • 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.”