Marymount Manhattan


Department of
Business

Faculty

  • Jill Choate Beier

    Jill Choate Beier, Assistant Professor of Accounting, earned an MBA with an Accounting concentration from Fordham Graduate School of Business; a J.D., summa cum laude, from Touro Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She teaches accounting and business law, and her research interests include estate and gift taxation and the impact of tax laws on individual behavior. Prior to Marymount, she practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell and held management positions at Credit Suisse First Boston.


  • Vinod S Changarath

    Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D.  in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.


  • Richard Garrett

    Richard Garrett, Associate Professor of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The New School of Social Research and has done graduate work at the Cornell-Baruch School of Industrial Relations. He teaches management courses and macroeconomics and is currently a consultant to the entertainment industry and to nonprofit international labor solidarity organizations. Before coming to Marymount, he was Associate Director of Research for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile employees.


  • Leslie Levin

    Leslie Levin, Associate Professor of Business Management, earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University. She teaches marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior; her research interests include religious imagery in advertising and the advancement of management women in domestic and international companies. Prior to joining Marymount, she worked in public relations and marketing management at the former Burson-Marsteller, Lever Brothers, and Bristol-Myers.


  • Vandana Rao

    Vandana Rao, Professor of Business Management, Chair, Division of Business, completed her doctoral studies in economics at SUNY, Stony Brook, and graduate work in management at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She teaches business and finance courses; her research interests include economic development and risk management. Before joining Marymount, Vandana taught and did consulting and project work for government and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India, as well as for international organizations such as UNICEF.


  • Andrea Tsentides

    Andrea Tsentides, Assistant Professor of Accounting, received an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and later became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. She teaches accounting, and her research interests include adherence to the auditing standards under time pressure across different countries at multinational organizations. She has taught and worked in the United States and abroad including at the Bank of Cyprus and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


  • Trista (Shih-Ching) Wang

    Shih-Ching (Trista) Wang, Assistant Professor of Marketing, earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Temple University. She teaches marketing management, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, consumer behavior, and marketing research courses. Her research interests include decision making, luxury branding, sensory branding, and transformative consumer research. She has published in Advances in International Marketing. Prior to joining MMC, she worked as a consultant in major financial institutions in Taiwan.


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “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.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz">Kirstin Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I interned last spring at the Foxwoods Theatre, home to Broadway’s <em>Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,</em> as the Theatre Management Intern. It was such an incredible first internship and really opened my eyes to the management world of the performing arts industry. I even landed a temporary position there during the summer following that semester. I currently intern at Telsey and Company, a New York-based casting office specializing in Broadway musicals and plays, TV and film, as well as commercials. The Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Business (BA) concentration in Media and Arts Management, Minor in Philosophy</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9897_james_matson_4738.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> James graduated with a B.A. in Business with an Economics concentration and B.A. in International Studies, as well as a minor in Asian Studies. James interned in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house as a senior and spent one summer semester studying abroad in China supported by the Eisner Scholarship. The Eisner Scholarship at Marymount Manhattan College was endowed by Edgar and Lucy Eisner and is intended to foster serious study of economic issues by attending an educational institution in Europe or Asia.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Double major in Business and International Studies, minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/20,26,193,199/4099_brandon.jpg" alt="Brandon Waters" title="Brandon Waters" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “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 71<sup>st</sup> 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.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters">Brandon Waters</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/79,21,466,408/4245_image.jpeg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I started working onsite at Goldman Sachs the second semester of my sophomore year. I work in the State and Local Tax division on corporate taxes, and am onsite at Goldman Sachs while employed by a third party recruiting company. Through this job experience, I have gained the knowledge to file taxes for multi-state corporations and partnerships in compliance with state and federal tax laws. The Marymount Business Division thoroughly prepared me for my role as an onsite employee at Goldman Sachs and for the corporate world.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Accounting and Finance, Minor in Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9763_yuve.jpg" alt="Samuel Basilio" title="Samuel Basilio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Samuel Basilio is a senior who will graduate in spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. He is a co- founder of Yuve, Inc., a product that aims to integrate a diverse, healthy and vegetarian-leaning lifestyle. The product is a drinkable fusion of nearly two-dozen premium natural ingredients designed to improve digestion, blood circulation, muscle tone, immune system and appearance of skin and hair. To learn more about Samuel, go to <a href="http://www.getyuve.com/">www.getyuve.com</a></p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio">Samuel Basilio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,884,789/4246_ethan.jpg" alt="Ethan Gwirtz" title="Ethan Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “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.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz">Ethan Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Finance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,682,588/7264_4071_xiao_photo.jpg" alt="Xiaoyi He" title="Xiaoyi He" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I went to Rome, Italy for the spring semester of 2013. Because I am a business student, I took Globalization and Macroeconomics for my major. I also took Photography and Italian classes to enrich my Roman experience. Although I had mentally prepared myself for a culture shock, I still needed to make effort to adapt to a new environment. That was the fun part of the study aboard experience, as I got to live the real Roman life style: tasting the most authentic Italian cuisine and talking to people with completely different cultural backgrounds about almost everything. I also took the opportunity of living in Rome for a semester, to travel around Europe. The study aboard experience opened up my eyes; it was definitely a life changing event for me.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he">Xiaoyi He</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Finance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,249,249/4866_liz_mcelliot.jpg" alt="Elizabeth McElligott" title="Elizabeth McElligott" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job.  I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times.  But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street!  I work with a team of other dedicated professionals, and our mission is to assist domestic investors in retrieving excess tax withholding on investment income earned internationally.  With so much to learn and strict deadlines, there is never a dull moment.  I can honestly say I love my job!  My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott">Elizabeth McElligott</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9812_lauren.jpg" alt="Lauren Roland" title="Lauren Roland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Lauren is a rising senior with a double major in Management and Finance. During the first semester of her junior year, she was a Business Intelligence Intern at the international art auction house, Christie’s. Recently Lauren was offered a Marketing internship position with Mitchell & Titus, LLP, an accounting division of the multinational professional services firm, Ernst & Young.  Lauren will start her internship this summer and complete it at the end of next May in 2016, right before graduation. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1304-lauren-roland">Lauren Roland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Finance Major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9816_harrison_fungphoto.jpg" alt="Harrison Fung" title="Harrison Fung" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> Harrison Fung, a B.A. Business major with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship, will be interning this summer at Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in Washington D.C. He looks forward to this exciting opportunity. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1306-harrison-fung">Harrison Fung</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, B.A. Business with Social Entrepreneurship concentration</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/845-sofija-gligorov"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1100,1100/4551_sofija_gligorov.jpg" alt="Sofija Gligorov" title="Sofija Gligorov" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Originally from Macedonia, I graduated from MMC in 2013 as the Valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science in <a href="/departments/business/bs-in-business-management.php">Business Management</a>, and a concentration in <a href="/departments/business/bs-in-international-business.php">International Business</a> and <a href="/departments/business/minors/economics.php">Economics</a>. I currently work at JP Morgan Chase & Co. as an Analyst in Global Treasury within Corporate <a href="/departments/business/bs-finance.php">Finance</a>. NYC is the best place to meet people, and you get a job mostly by knowing people. Communicate and build relationships right away, because they will certainly serve you in the future. Leave every meeting with one person with the information to make another meeting with a different person!”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/845-sofija-gligorov">Sofija Gligorov</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/857-elizabeth-tuvblad"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/116,0,375,260/4864_tuvblad_ericsson_studio.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Tuvblad" title="Elizabeth Tuvblad" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “This past summer (2013), I interned with the Ericsson Group, as a team member in the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility department of the Verizon Customer Unit at Ericsson. Ericsson is a business-to-business multi-international corporation in the telecommunication sector, poised to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.</p><p> During my internship I had the opportunity to travel to Sweden, where I learned a new concept called “The Networked Society,” which speaks to the company’s goal of connecting all of the world’s 10 billion electronic devices by 2018. Throughout my internship I traveled between Sweden, Boston, Texas, New Jersey, and New York, and visited several technology innovation labs, where I had the opportunity to see driverless cars, home appliances that uploaded Facebook statuses regarding when the vacuum should start cleaning, or when the dishwasher should start washing the dishes; all based on when electricity is the cheapest during the day. I even came across a talking tree that would tweet when it needed to be watered, or record the last time someone gave it a hug and it felt lonely.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/857-elizabeth-tuvblad">Elizabeth Tuvblad</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,106,467,573/4074_hannah27s20photo.jpg" alt="Hannah Pressler" title="Hannah Pressler" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having Marymount in my educational background I have found that I have a very distinctive and valuable set of skills not found among most of my peers.  The liberal arts approach to learning which Marymount offers has given me the ability to approach projects, challenges, and problems with a broadened perspective.  My education has taught me that there are many ways to view an endeavor, whether in my professional or personal life, and that no one way takes precedence and all are valuable.  In addition to this liberal arts way of thinking, I also gained a professional and directive set of skills in Marymount’s business and accounting programs where, at times, there is only one way to solve a problem.  The combination of these two important learning styles and areas of study has given me skills which are highly valued by my employer.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/853-hannah-pressler">Hannah Pressler</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Marketing, Minor in Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “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.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</p></div>