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/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/848-alexandra-kaprielian"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,240,240/4073_alexandra_picture_-_study_abroad.jpg" alt="Alexandra Kaprielian" title="Alexandra Kaprielian" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The best thing about studying abroad is that I got to immerse myself in a city that I love. Paris was an amazing place to spend a year and it allowed me to easily travel all over Europe while perfecting the language that I love and meeting new people from all around the world. While I was in Paris I only studied French and completed my Minor there. The best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/848-alexandra-kaprielian">Alexandra Kaprielian</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in International Business</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9860_gabriel.jpg" alt="Gabriel Skaarland" title="Gabriel Skaarland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Gabriel is a double major in Finance and International Business. He is also a treasurer of Business Analytics Association Club. He will start his internship at Granberg AS this summer consisting of an 8 week trip to Stavanger, Norway.  He will work on analyzing currency risk exposure, hedging activities, and presenting macroeconomic projections for Granberg AS for the following 2 to 3 years. He will also be involved in conducting marketing research by creating in-depth questionnaires, collecting responses and utilizing SPSS software to evaluate and present results and suggestions on which direction the company should take in the future. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland">Gabriel Skaarland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. Finance and International Business major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9884_megan_france.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Megan, a graduating senior in International Business, loved her experience studying abroad in Paris last fall. Megan spoke about her experience on Business Day in April 2015 and provided suggestions to fellow students in planning a study abroad semester, and shared the joys of traveling and visiting the great European cities, as well as hidden jewels such as Monet’s garden on the outskirts of Paris.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,678,678/9815_redo_natalie.jpg" alt="Natalie Palmarozza" title="Natalie Palmarozza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Natalie is a senior with a double major in Management and Marketing and will be graduating in December of 2015. During the Fall Semester 2014, she started freelancing with a public relations agency, dOMAIN PR which specializes in hospitality, fashion, beauty, and entertainment with clients such as the Los Angeles Lakers, LittleBits, Matrix and other high profile clients. In the spring of 2015, dOMAIN gave Natalie the opportunity to become an intern.  Natalie plans to continue her internship with the company until graduation.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza">Natalie Palmarozza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Marketing major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/87,1,435,349/5456_christies.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having worked as an intern in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house since July 2013, I have found my experience there extremely relevant alongside my undergraduate studies at Marymount Manhattan. I am a senior with a double major in Business Economics and International Studies, minoring in Asian Studies. My course work in Mandarin language and Chinese literature and history at Marymount has proved extremely relevant to the work I do at Christie’s, helping me to accomplish tasks such as the provenance research for ancient Chinese art that I assist in.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/850-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Business and International Studies major, minor in Asian Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and use real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. He interned at NBC his junior year which has already made a huge impact on his career. Having this internship taught Jason more about business then any classroom could; it also gave some great references and made his resume and experience more valuable. He has stayed in touch with some employees at NBC which has helped Jason network and generate business in his current position. He is also continuing his education at Strayer University and has completed half of the course work to earn his Executive MBA.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</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/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/855-jacob-webber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,0,168,151/4100_jacob.jpg" alt="Jacob Webber" title="Jacob Webber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “What did I enjoy most at Marymount? First and foremost would be the faculty of the Business and Accounting Department.  Each member of this team brings forth an unprecedented knowledge base in an array of subject matter. But what separates them from simply being intellects is their pride and love for teaching.  Coupled with the faculty would be the intimate class sizes. Marymount students have the advantage of having small classroom sizes which encourages more student professor interaction, as well as a more enriching study of the subject. Thirdly, I had a wonderful experience interning for Finn Partners PR Firm in their literary sect, MEDIA CONNECT. I developed and planned national Radio, Print, and Television interviews for Business Authors. I was privileged to work with authors such as Dr. Charles Richards, <em>The Psychology of Wealth</em>, and Matthew Bishop, The Economist US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, author of <em>In Gold We Trust.</em>”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/855-jacob-webber">Jacob Webber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Entrepreneurship</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/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/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “My Internship at the Rachael Ray Show this fall has been a wonderful experience. As a business major I was nervous going into a production based internship but my classes and experience at MMC had prepared me for it. Working at RR in their production and audience department has opened my eyes to a new kind of business… TV. Being able to work on the set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</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/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9817_beatrice.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business. Marymount’s central location and small campus are two of the main advantages that led me to choose this college. New York City offers many job opportunities while small classes allow students to build close relationships with professors who guide students throughout their academic development. The wide range of courses that the Business Management program offers allowed me to learn in depth about many subjects including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance, which I selected as my concentration. Besides acquiring an excellent knowledge of the concepts, Marymount also supported me in finding internships, which strengthened my professional and practical skills and helped me discover my passion for the field of finance.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9947_professional_photo.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Nicole is an honors student and a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is also the president of Business Analytics Association Club. She will be interning at IBM as part of the Technical Insight Team this summer. The Technical Insight Team provides actionable insight to the IBM North America Software Technical Sales organization. Using Cognos dashboards and cubes, SPSS predictive analytics as well as tried and true Excel, the intern working in this capacity will have the opportunity to explore a vast resource of data, uncover new insights, validate those findings in field interviews and ultimately provide technical and operational recommendations to the leadership team. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major: B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>