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.


Faces of MMC

  • <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/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/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/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>
  • <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/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/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> “One piece of advice I would give to any student, is to never sell yourself short. If you are interested in joining a particular club or trying out a class not within your major; go for it. You have the opportunity to do so and the resources to help you along the way. Also, if an opportunity presents itself, take it. If you want to study abroad, do it. Don’t let anything stop you. There is a lot to learn outside the four walls of a class, and you have to be proactive and passionate to further yourself and stand out.”</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/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/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/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/1318-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9939_katelyn_kelly.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I’m a rising Junior who has always had a love for the fashion industry, and an aspiration to work in corporate retail and marketing. The showroom I interned for is Madison Paige, a brand that designs and sells women’s blouses and dresses to retailers.The showroom internship was a great opportunity because I learned all about the wholesale business in the Garment District. Working in a showroom is a very ‘behind-the-scenes’ job because we sell lines of merchandise to stores. Getting to know how stores choose and buy their inventory was a great learning experience, and I was able to network with industry professionals.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1318-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major, Fashion Studies minor</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> Oliviana has been offered an internship in the Management Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy after previously studying abroad in Ireland.</p><p> The management interns will assist 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 will learn the fundamentals of administrative support of a U.S. diplomatic post. She will be tasked with a variety of special projects to include issues of interest to the interns, possibly 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/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/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/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>