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.


  • Surinder Singh

    Surinder Singh, Visiting Assistant Professor, received an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He also did graduate work in Computer Science in Hofstra University after receiving his B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Business. Professor Singh has taught graduate and undergraduate of courses in finance, business and accounting at Saint Peter’s University and Marymount Manhattan College. As a serial entrepreneur, Professor Singh was Founder of Jugglebox, Inc. and Co-Founder of Northstar Financial Advisors LLC and Veritas Capital LLC.  His professional experience includes management positions at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Dime Savings Bank of New York.   


  • 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.


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/119,0,603,483/4863_dominique_studer-_photo.jpg" alt="Dominique Studer" title="Dominique Studer" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> The Business Management Program at Marymount Manhattan College has given me the resources and knowledge to succeed. Through various core classes and electives, it prepared me well for Wall Street and the volatile global market. I graduated in 2011 with a degree in Business Management, concentration in Marketing and minor in Hispanic Studies.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer">Dominique Studer</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/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/1308-oliviana-bailey"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9859_oliviana.jpg" alt="Oliviana Bailey" title="Oliviana Bailey" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> In her senior year, Oliviana Bailey accepted an internship in the Management Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy after previously studying abroad in Ireland.</p><p> As a management intern, Oliviana assists the GSO Officer and the Management Section, in the delivery of support services to the Consulate General’s employees and American family members (more than 100 people). Working closely with Local Employed Staff employees and under the direction of the Management Officer and the GSO Officer, Oliviana is learning the fundamentals of administrative support of a U.S. diplomatic post. She is tasked with a variety of special projects; including special event/VIP visit coordination, real estate procurement, housing presentations, scanning and organization of residential and functional leases, metric tracking of e-services for Motor pool, contracting, facility maintenance, logistics, and inventory.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey">Oliviana Bailey</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Business major,Leadership concentration </p><p> Minors in Accounting and Philosophy </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11525_makuta_1.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/12325_alyssa.jpg" alt="Alyssa Amato" title="Alyssa Amato" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> <em>As a graduating senior, Alyssa is interning in the ShopBAZAAR department at Harper’s Bazaar as the Special Projects intern. Through an editorial vision, she helps bring to life various street style and Instagram photo shoots for sponsors of BAZAAR. Along with street styling, she helps execute clever content marketing programs with BAZAAR’s advertisers.</em></p><p>  </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1315-alyssa-amato">Alyssa Amato</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, B.A Business</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</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/1481-caela-collins"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11739_caela.jpg" alt="Caela Collins" title="Caela Collins" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p>  “Before interning at The Oprah Magazine, I interned for small companies. This was my first glimpse into the Corporate world; I must say I loved it. I was able to make so many great long- standing relationships and learn the ins and outs of the publishing industry. A tip of advice that I would give to anyone is to always make yourself visible by being good at your job, meet as many people as you can in different departments, and be yourself! People like helping those who show ambition and genuine interest in learning the business so ask lots of questions. This was a great experience and I took away great memories!” </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1481-caela-collins">Caela Collins</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, Business Major</p><p> Minors in Studio Art and Communications</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11560_shiva.jpg" alt="Shiva Rajpal" title="Shiva Rajpal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> As a rising Junior, since summer 2015  Shiva has been immersed in banking which has helped him gain knowledge and confidence.  Working on issues extending from regulation and compliance to foreign exchange currency transactions, Shiva has been integrating what he studies in his business classes with the banking world. In Shiva’s words: “To work for the Bank of America in New York city is a dream come true! I am truly fortunate.”   </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal">Shiva Rajpal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, a marketing major with a minor in economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/11530_cludia_picture.jpg" alt="Claudia Esber" title="Claudia Esber" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “There is no explanation for the feeling when the lights and cameras are all around you, and the presence of the brilliant Dr. Oz!    </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1433-claudia-esber">Claudia Esber</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BA Business with Media and Arts concentration</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/1362-emily-garcia"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/10876_emily_garcia_picture.jpg" alt="Emily Garcia" title="Emily Garcia" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> <strong>Emily Garcia</strong>, Watson Fellow 2014, was awarded the prestigious Watson fellowship as a rising sophomore. A major in International Business, Emily participated in the Emerging Leaders Program, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and has appeared on the Dean’s List. Additionally, Emily has been involved with GallopNYC, which provides a therapeutic outlet to individuals with disabilities through horse-back riding.  <br/> <br/> As a Junior, Emily received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Award, a competitive fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Institute of International Education. The Gilman scholarship supports recipients as they undertake internships or educational programs abroad to enhance cultural competency. Emily will be spending the Spring semester in Thailand, taking courses at the university while working with women and children in the region. In summer, Emily will travel to Costa Rica, immersing herself in  social programs as part of her Watson Fellowship.  </p><p> <strong> </strong></p><p> <strong> </strong></p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1362-emily-garcia">Emily Garcia</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, International Business Major</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 graduated in spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. As a senior, Samuel co-founded 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/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/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</p><p> 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/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 Division  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>