What is Business?


What can I do with a Business degree from Saint Peter’s University?

A Business degree from Saint Peter’s University is a versatile steppingstone to a successful career in various industries. Students will gain an understanding of how businesses operate, and the skills needed to succeed in various business environments. Business programs emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving, honing the ability to analyze complex situations and develop effective solutions.

Business students seek to answer questions such as:

  • How do businesses create value?
  • What are the principles of effective leadership and management?
  • How do businesses innovate and adapt to change?
  • How do businesses make decisions?

Saint Peter’s also offers a five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree in accountancy and a certificate program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate major in accountancy to earn the additional credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

Because we are located at the heart of the world’s largest business hub—the New York metro area—business students can take advantage of career-building opportunities, internships, conferences and other business experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

Our small class sizes allow professors to mentor their students individually. This creates many opportunities for student-faculty interaction, conversations, debates and business research projects.

As a Jesuit university we emphasize the importance of personal morality and ethics to prepare our students for careers in the challenging arena of business and global competition.

And our diversity of students from around the world brings cross-cultural business perspectives to life and enhances the classroom experience.

Thanks to a successful network of graduates and long-term corporate contacts, our business students are in demand by employers across the globe.

What makes studying Business at Saint Peter’s University different?

At Saint Peter’s University, students can choose from nine different fields within the business world based on whichever best meets their interests and future goals. 

Saint Peter’s University business students also benefit from being located in the New York City metropolitan area, the world’s largest business hub, and have lots of opportunities for internships, conferences, and so much more to build their careers. 

Small class sizes also benefit students to have lots of interactions with their professors, and a Saint Peter’s University education emphasizes the importance of ethics and morality in any discipline.

The Frank J. Guarini School of Business offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. 

In addition to a strong academic foundation, the Guarini School of Business emphasizes experiential learning through internships, case studies, and simulations. The school also boasts a network of alumni and industry partners who provide students with valuable career guidance and mentorship.

Courses that a student studying Business may take at Saint Peter’s University include:

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Corporate Analysis
  • Media Business
  • Introduction to Business Analytics

What can I do with a Business degree?

A Business degree opens a diverse array of opportunities, equipping graduates with a versatile skill set to thrive in various professional landscapes. 

With a solid foundation in areas such as finance, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship, individuals holding a business degree can pursue careers in corporate settings, government organizations, or entrepreneurial ventures, depending on what is best suited for them and their knowledge. 

Some careers that those with Business degrees can find themselves exploring include:

  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Risk Manager

A Business degree is an investment in your future. Saint Peter’s University provides a supportive and personalized learning environment where you’ll gain the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve your professional goals and explore diverse career paths.

Accelerated BS to MBA/MSA Programs

You can earn your undergraduate degree and an MBA/MSA in five years through our Accelerated Programs.

The Accelerated BS to MBA/MSA programs offer several advantages. Each program:

  • Accelerates the attainment of an advanced degree
  • Facilitates seamless transition to a master’s degree
  • Increases students’ marketability in the workforce
  • Saves students time and money

For more details, see the program descriptions:
Accelerated BS to MBA Program
Accelerated BS to MSA Program